Education in 'Multicultural' Societies: Turkish and Swedish Perspectives

Education in 'Multicultural' Societies: Turkish and Swedish Perspectives


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Education in 'Multicultural' Societies: Turkish and Swedish Perspectives by Marie Carlson

For more than a century education has been considered the linchpin of modernity and intimately linked to the development of both the nation and the individual citizen. During this time educational debates have also underlined the crisis and obstacles in organising and transmitting the "right" kind of education. Both Turkey and Sweden can be considered multicultural societies but the meanings and expressions of "multicultural" are contested both within and across the two national contexts.

'Education in 'Multicultural' Societies' contributes to the critical analysis of education. Broad in its scope, it covers areas such as the challenges in multicultural education, educational institutions and identity formations, strategies for empowerment and topics including gender, informal education, religion and education, nationalism, ethnicity, youth and adult education. The distinguished international contributors to his volume work in the fields of education, sociology, religious studies, linguistics, anthropology, folklore and cultural studies and bring their expertise together in the first book to analyse education in these two societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789186884208
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 08/07/2007
Series: Transactions Series , #18
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Marie Carlson is a researcher at the Department of Culture, Aesthetics and Media, Centre for Cultural Studies, Göteborg University. Annika Rabo is a researcher at the Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO), Stockholm University. Fatma Gök is Professor at Bogaziçi University, Faculty of Education in Istanbul.

Table of Contents

• Challenges in Multicultural Education * Historical Ethnography of a Multicultural Education: A Critical Memory of the 1970s-80s -- ARZU ÖZTURKMEN * Reorganising Teacher Education in Sweden: Paradoxes of Diversity -- ANNIKA RABO * Educating little Solders and Little Ayses: Militarised and Gendered Citizenship in Turkish Textbooks -- TUBA KANCI AND AYSE GUL ALTINAY * Multilingual Education: A Swedish Perspective -- INGER LINDBERG * Educational Institutions and Identity Formations * Girls' Institutes in the Early Period of the Turkish Republic -- FATMA GÖK * Women, Education and Development in Turkey -- MINE TAN * Images and Values in Textbooks and in Practice: Language Courses for Immigrants in Sweden -- MARIE CARLSON * Reflections on Pupils' Talk about Religion in Sweden -- KERSTIN VON BRÖMSSEN * The Making of a Good Citizen and Conscious Muslim through Public Education: The Case of Imam Hatip Schools -- AYLIN AKPINAR * Strategies for Empowerment * Crossing Boundaries? Complexities and Drawbacks to Gendered Success Stories -- ANN-SOFIE HOLM AND ELISABET ÖHRN * IMECE: A Women's Self-Empowerment Practice in a Shantytown of Istanbul -- MERAL APAK * (In)formal Institutions, Culture and Educating Migrant Girls: The View from Berlin -- LEVENT SOYSAL * Microphone Prophets and Schooling outside School: The Global Tribe of Hip-Hop and Immigrant Youth in 'the New Sweden' --OVE SERNHEDE * Appendices * The History and Development of Turkish Education -- FATMA GÖK * Development of the Swedish Educational System -- SVEN HARTMAN * Index *

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