The varying interests of competing minority groups often part company with regard to how to achieve an equitable community. Worlds of Difference rethinks the traditional interpretation of the principle of educational equity in light of this difficulty. Theorists and educational practitioners influenced by many disparate schools of thought reflect upon the possibilities of a "curriculum of difference" in relation to questions of language, culture, and media at the forefront of global education issues today. Collectively, the authors argue that education in theory and practice must reawaken an ethical consciousness that affirms the negative values of difference, but still recognizes the uniqueness and particularity of each group.
Introduction: Strategic Alliance or Hegemonic Strategy? Multicultural Conservatism in America Michael Apple Chapter 2. The "Them" and the "I" of a Hurricane: Broadcast News Influences on the Reality and Attitudes of Its Viewers Jonathan Arendt Chapter 3. Technological Transformation, Multiple Literacies, and the Re-Visioning of Education Douglas Kellner Chapter 4. On Cultural Identity and Difference Brenda Trofanenko Chapter 5. The Promise of a Better Future: Four Approaches to Including Aboriginal English in Australian Classrooms, Neil Harrison Chapter 6. Transcreation, Transformance, and the Fertility of Difference: Reading Language Difference through the Lens of Translation Lisa Taylor Chapter 7. Contesting the New "Young Hegelians": Interrogating Capitalism in a World of "Difference" Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale and Peter McLaren Chapter 8. Learning the Real, Theorizing the Virtual II: From Technology to Worlds of Difference Peter Pericles Trifonas and Paulo Ghiraldelli Jr Chapter 9.Youth and the Politics of Education in Dark Times Henry A. Giroux Chapter 10.Being Caught Otherwise Mario Di Paolantonio Chapter 11. Moving Beyond the Modernist/Postmodernist Knowledge Binary: Toward a Cosmopolitical Pedagogy and a New Academic Responsibility Gregory O'Leary and Peter Pericles Trifonas