1st Edition

Intercultural and Multicultural Education
Enhancing Global Interconnectedness

ISBN 9780415845199
Published February 14, 2013 by Routledge
366 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

By addressing intercultural and multicultural education in a global context, this volume brings together the dynamic discussions and lively debate of intercultural and multicultural education taking place across the world. Not content with discussion of theory or practice at the expense of the other, this collection of essays embodies dialogical praxis by weaving together a variety of epistemologies, ideologies, historical circumstances, pedagogies, policy approaches, curricula, and personal narratives. Contributors take readers to the countries, schools, and nongovernmental agencies where intercultural education and multicultural education, either collectively or singularly, are active (often central) concepts or practices in the daily educational undertaking and discourse of society. Readers are also informed about how intercultural education and/or multicultural education within a country came to be and will learn about the debates over intercultural education and/or multicultural education at both the government and local level.

Table of Contents

Preface  Carl A. Grant and Agostino Portera  Acknowledgments  Introduction  1. A Global Invitation: Toward the Expansion of Dialogue, Reflection, and Creative Engagement on Intercultural and Multicultural Education  Carl A. Grant and Stefan Brueck  2. Intercultural and Multicultural Education: Epistemological and Semantic Aspects  Agostino Portera  Intercultural Education  3. The Intercultural Perspective and its Development through Cooperation with the Council of Europe  Micheline Rey-von Allmen  4. Comments on Intercultural Education in German Guidelines and Curricula  Cristina Allemann-Ghionda  5. Intercultural Education in Post-Communist Countries  Krystyna M. Bleszynska  6. Cross-Cultural Education in Greece: History and Prospects  Soula Mitakidou  7. Intercultural Education: The Theory Deficit and the World Crisis  David Coulby  8. Intercultural Education in Japan: Foreign Children and Their Education  Maki Shibuya  9. Becoming American: Intercultural Education and European Immigrants  Cherry A. McGee Banks  10. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Intercultural Education in Mexico  Fernanda Pineda and Hilary Landorf  Multicultural Education  11. The Development of Multicultural Education in Taiwan: Overview and Reflection  Meihui Liu and Tzu-Bin Lin  12. Ethnicity and the State of Multiculturalism in the Malaysian Education System  Hazri Jamil and Hairul Nizam Ismail  13. Multicultural Education in a Color-blind Society  Carl E. James  14. Multiculturalism in South Africa: In the Shadow of the Rainbow  Dennis Francis and Crispin Hemson  15. Cultural Transformation of Educational Discourse in China: Perspectives of Multiculturalism/Interculturalism  Zongjie Wu and Chunyan Han  16. The Politics of Inclusion and the Search for the "Other": The International Education Policies and the Politics of "Difference" in Pakistan  Ayesha Khurshid  Intercultural and Multicultural Education  17. Multiculturalism in the Nordic Countries  Johanna Lasonen  18. Multicultural and Intercultural Education in Spain  Teresa Aguado and Beatriz Malik  19. Citizenship and Intercultural Education in an International and Comparative Context  Jagdish S. Gundara  20. Moving from Multicultural to Intercultural Education in Australian Higher Education  Valerie A. Clifford  21. Interculturalism, Multiculturalism, and Diversity as Social and Educational Policies in Chile, 1990-2008  Carmen Montecinos and Guillermo Williamson  Contributors.  Index.

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Carl A. Grant is Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Agostino Portera is Profesor of Education Science at the University of Verona.