1st Edition

Critical Multiculturalism
Rethinking Multicultural and Antiracist Education

Edited By

Stephen May

ISBN 9780750707671
Published December 1, 1998 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This book aims to bring together two movements - multiculturalism and anti- racism - which, though having aims in common, have been at arms length in the past. Differences of emphasis have meant that classroom practice has been the natural realm of multiculturalism, while anti-racism has been dissatisfied with an approach that accentuates life-style at the expense of challenging or changing the racism that minority students experience. In these debates, there has been a concentration on culturally specific topics and this book goes beyond national boundaries to find how international concerns and contexts might provide answers to problems faced in single countries. Leading figures in the USA, Canada, South Africa, the UK and Australasia write on the issues.


'This is a collection full of ideas and hope for the future ... The compilation of experiences from a wide range of countries enhances the strength of May et al's sustained arguments ... The implications for practice and research from this volume, make it an important and welcome contribution to the debate.' - British Journal of Educational Studies

'The value of this collection lies in its detailed discussion of a range of different social contexts and of the concepts at play in the field of multicultural antiracist education. It is impossible to do justice to the book in the space available but Stephen May's book is essential reading.' - Educational Review