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.