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Education and Cultural Differences

New Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Douglas Ray, Deo Poonwassie


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First published in 1992, this book looks at the interaction between ideals and reality, with the focus upon social inequality and education in modern society, as well as the possibilities for education to lessen the related problems.

The essays in this volume examine three forms of inequality in global society: aboriginal societies in modern industrial states; long-established communities that have been denied full status; and differences arising from recent population migrations. In doing so, it considers how education might support the efforts of all members of society to pursue the goal of equal status for all.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Ideals and Research; Modern Inequality and the Role of Education Douglas Ray; Perspectives on Equality of Opportunity in Education Deo H. Poonwassie; II. Aboriginal Poeples; Aboriginal Populations and Equal Rights in Education: An Introduction Deo H. Poonwassie; Education and the Struggle for Adequate Cultural Competence in the Modern World: The Sámi Case Tom G. Svensson; Australian Aborigines: Education and Identity Deirdre Jordan; Kura Kaupapa Maori: Contesting and Reclaiming Education in Aotearoa Graham H. Smith; Aboriginal Teacher Training and Development in Canada: An Example from the Province of Manitoba Deo H. Poonwassie; More than 400 Years in Creation, the Path of American Indian Education Linda Lippitt and Mary Romero; III. Long Established Stigmas; Long Established Stigmas in Comparative Education: An Introduction Douglas Ray; Minorities and Education in the Soviet Union Douglas Ray; Improving the Education of China’s National Minorities Jacques Lamontagne; African-American Society and Education Letha A. (Lee) See; Teacher Training in the Anglo-Eastern Caribbean K. P. Binda; Traditional Neglect in Rural Education in Colombia Beatriz Franco; The Sudan and Minority Education Azza A. M. Ibrahim; Multicultural Education for Diverse Groups in Bahrain Aman Attieh; Inequality and Education in India Ratna Ghosh and Abdulaziz Talbani; The Basques in Spain Norma Tarrow; Education in a Divided Society: The Case of Northern Ireland Andrew S. Hughes; Nation States, Diversity and Interculturalism: Issues for British Education Jagdish Gundara and Crispin Jones; IV. Integration of Recent Immigrants; Integration of Recent Immigrants Through Schooling: An Introduction Douglas Ray; Integration of Immigrants into the French School System: The Last Twenty Years Jeannine Bardonnet-Ditte; Educational Issues in the Multicultural Society of Germany Wolfgang Mitter; Integration of Immigrants and Refugees in the United States Education Letha A. (Lee) See; Multicultural Education in Canada: Policies and Practices Clause Lessard and Manuel Crespo; Educational Integration of Immigrants in Israel Yaacov Iram; Conclusion: Schooling and Teacher Education; An Assessment, Implications for Schooling and Teacher Education Douglas Ray and Deo H. Poonwassie; Notes on Contributors; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects