Published in 1985. Cultural identity is a key factor in shaping educational policy. In many countries there are significant minority groups who require educating in a certain way in order to meet their specific cultural needs. Also, in countries which are trying to change direction politically, reshaping education is an important factor in bringing about this change. In many countries tension arises and reforms are required because educational policy fails to cater correctly for cultural needs.
This book examines many facets of the problem in many important countries of the world. It looks at policies designed for ethnic minorities and at policies aimed at bringing about far-reaching societal and cultural change. It discusses the tensions caused by policies and the pressures for reform.
The Concept of Identity: Editor’s Introduction, Brock, Tulasiewicz. 1. Educational Reform and Re-Reform: Politics and the State in Colonial Vietnam, Kelly. 2. Education in Senegal: Two Promising Reforms, Rideout. 3. Culture and Identity in Grenadian Education, Brock. 4. From Educational Borrowing to Educational Sharing: The Japanese Experience, Kobayashi. 5. Educational Policy and Minority Issues in the Soviet Union, Mitter, Novikov. 6. Cultural Identity and Education Policy: The Case of the German Democratic Republic, Tulasiewicz. 7. Critical Education and Islamic Culture, Hurst. 8. Educational Policy and Cultural Identity in Israel, Iram. 8. Education, Cultural Identity and the Structural Integration of Indians in the Peruvian Highlands, Epstein. 9. The Autonomous Basque Community of Spain: Language Culture and Education, Bernstein Tarrow. 10. Australian Immigrants and Indigenes in the Context of Cultural Reaffirmation: Special or General Educational Needs? Lacey, Fielding. 11. United States Educational Policies and Black Cultural Identity, Kravetz. 12. Colonials Subordinates, or Superordinates Puerto Ricans and Educational Policy on the United States Mainland, Swing. 13. Private Supplementary Schools and the Ethnic Challenge to State Education in Britain, McLean.
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