Education and Sustainability: Learning Across the Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Divide, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Education and Sustainability

Learning Across the Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Divide, 1st Edition

By Seonaigh MacPherson


292 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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This book critically examines the impact of migration, education, development, and the spread of English on global bio-linguistic and cultural diversity. Derived from findings from a comparative eco-linguistic study of intergenerational language, culture, and education change in the Tibetan Diaspora, the book extends its analysis to consider the plight of other peoples who find themselves straddling the Indigenous-Minority-Diaspora divide. MacPherson explores the overlapping and distinctive sustainability challenges facing indigenous and minority communities when they are connected by and within diasporas, and seeks to adequately explain the discontinuities and disjunctures between their educational struggles and achievement levels.

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About the Author

Seonaigh MacPherson, Ph.D., served as an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Manitoba and an Adjunct Professor of Research at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia before accepting her current position at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She is co-founder and co-editor with Zvi Bekerman of the Routledge journal Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Will Bateman: – Editor, UK and Rest of World

Elsbeth Wright: – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration