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.
Table of Contents
Chapter Synopses and Specimen Chapter. Introduction: Education's New Era and the Dynamics of Inclusion and Equality I. Globalization and Multicultural Issues in Education 1. Equality and the Politics of Globalization in Education II. Diversity, Equality and Education in the United States 2. Diversity and Inclusion in the United States: The Dual Structures that Prevent Equality 3. Reconceptualization of Multiculturalism in American Urban Education III. Diversity and Educational Equality in Europe 4. Diversity. Inclusion and Education: The Educational Needs of Children from Severely Disadvantaged Socio-Cultural Groups in Europe 5. Multicultural Education: A European Perspective 6. The Greek Common School System: Bridges and Barriers IV. Diversity and Educational Equality in Britain 7. The Impact of Culture in Creating Differential Learning Styles 8. Achievement and Failure of Disadvantaged Pupils in Britain: Policy Challenges and Initiatives 9. Inclusive Education for Ethic Minorities in Britain V. Diversity and Educational Equality in India 10. The Common Schooling System and Educational Inclusion in India 11. Education for All: The Role of Low Fee Payment Schools in Uttar Pradesh 12. Inclusive Education for Working and Street Children in India 13. Dalit and Religious Minority Group Children: Challenges for Education and Inclusiveness 14. The Disappeared: Educational and Welfare Challenges of Nepalese Girls in Indian Brothels