1st Edition

International Perspectives on Educational Diversity and Inclusion Studies from America, Europe and India

Edited By Gajendra K. Verma, Christopher Bagley, Madan Jha Copyright 2007
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    In light of new theories of multiculturalism and globalization, this insightful book compares approaches to the educational inclusion of diverse minorities– such as the ethnic and linguistic minorities in America. Drawing on their extensive experience, the contributors examine:

    • accounts from cross-cultural cognitive psychology on the special interests and educational needs of certain ethnic groups
    • research on social class divisions, neighbourhood poverty and school exclusions in Britain
    • educational developments for inclusion of minorities in Europe, Greece and Eastern Europe
    • India's educational policies surrounding its struggle to achieve 'education for all' in a nation at the threshold of economic prosperity.

    This book is unique in its breadth, and scope of its integration of educational policy data generated by different countries, with contrasted minority populations, all at different stages of development.


    Contents, Chapter Synopses and Specimen Chapter

    Introduction: Education's New Era and the Dynamics of Inclusion and Equality

    Gajendra Verma, Christopher Bagley and Madan Jha

    I Globalization and Multicultural Issues in Education

    Chapter 1: Equality and the Politics of Globalization in Education

    Fazal Rizvi, Laura Engel, David Rutowski and Jason Sparks
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    II Diversity, Equality and Education in the United States

    Chapter 2: Diversity and Inclusion in the United States: The Dual Structures that Prevent Equality

    Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Chapter 3: Reconceptualization of Multiculturalism in American Urban Education

    Rupam Saran, City University of New York Graduate Center.

    III Diversity and Educational Equality in Europe

    Chapter 4: Diversity. Inclusion and Education: The Educational Needs of Children from Severely Disadvantaged Socio-Cultural Groups in Europe

    Hilary Gray, British and East European Psychology Group.

    Chapter 5:  Multicultural Education: A European Perspective

    Gajendra K. Verma,  University of Manchester and Adamantios Papastamatis,  University of Macedonia, Thesalonik

    Chapter 6: The Greek Common School System: Bridges and Barriers

    Adamantios Papastamatis, University of Macedonia, Thesaloniki.

    IV Diversity and Educational Equality in Britain

    Chapter 7: The Impact of Culture in Creating Differential Learning Styles

    Derek Woodrow, Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Chapter 8:  Achievement and Failure of Disadvantaged Pupils in Britain: Policy Challenges and Initiatives

    Christopher Bagley, University of Southampton..

    Chapter 9: Inclusive Education for Ethic Minorities in Britain

    V Diversity and Educational Equality in India

    Chapter 10: The Common Schooling System and Educational Inclusion in India

    Madan Jha, University of Oxford.

    Chapter 11:  Education for All:  The Role of Low Fee Payment Schools in Uttar Pradesh

    Prachi  Srivastava  , University of Oxford.

    Chapter 12: Inclusive Education for Working and Street Children in India

    M Akhtar Siddiqui, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

    Chapter 13:  Dalit and Religious Minority Group Children: Challenges for Education and Inclusiveness

    Christopher Bagley, University of Southampton.

    Chapter 14: The Disappeared: Educational and Welfare Challenges of Nepalese Girls in Indian Brothels

    Padam Simkhada, University of Aberdeen and Christopher Bagley, University of Southampton.




    Gajendra K. Verma, Christopher Bagley, Madan Jha