Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education

by Bruce M. Mitchell, Robert E. Salsbury
     
 

School systems around the world have been searching for ways to help engender better interpersonal relations among all persons within their borders. Achieving this goal is difficult when students have had limited cross-cultural experiences. This reference book examines developments in multicultural education in 42 representative countries from around the world.

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Overview

School systems around the world have been searching for ways to help engender better interpersonal relations among all persons within their borders. Achieving this goal is difficult when students have had limited cross-cultural experiences. This reference book examines developments in multicultural education in 42 representative countries from around the world. Each chapter examines the history and structure of the school system in a particular country, and discusses efforts to promote multicultural education. Chapters cite current literature, and an extensive bibliography concludes the work.

Many countries are composed of highly diversified, pluralistic peoples who cry out for recognition and dignity. As a result, school systems around the world have been searching for ways to engender better interpersonal relations among all persons within their borders. Achieving this goal has proven difficult when students have had limited cross-cultural experiences. This reference book examines advances in multicultural education in 42 countries from around the world.

Chapters are devoted to individual countries and are arranged alphabetically. Included are chapters on industrialized countries such as the United States, France, and Germany, along with countries having different political systems and varied religious perspectives. To foster comparison, each chapter discusses the history of the school system, the structure in which multicultural education must evolve, and recent efforts and developments in multicultural education. Each chapter includes a list of current references, and the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313289859
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1996
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

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Meet the Author

BRUCE M. MITCHELL is Professor of Education at Eastern Washington University, where he specializes in multicultural education, gifted education, sociology of education, and history of education.

ROBERT E. SALSBURY is Professor of Education at Eastern Washington University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Afghanistan

Australia

Austria

Bangladesh

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

China

Colombia

Cuba

Egypt

England

Finland

France

Germany

Ghana

Honduras

India

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kenya

Korea

Liberia

Malaysia

Mexico

New Zealand

Norway

The Philippines

Poland

Russia

Singapore

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Taiwan

Tanzania

Turkey

United States

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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