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Doing diversity differently in a culturally complex world, critical perspectives on multicultural education, Megan Watkins & Greg Noble

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Doing diversity differently in a culturally complex world, critical perspectives on multicultural education, Megan Watkins & Greg Noble
Language
eng
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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illustrations
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index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Doing diversity differently in a culturally complex world
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bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
1261770306
Responsibility statement
Megan Watkins & Greg Noble
Sub title
critical perspectives on multicultural education
Summary
"Doing Diversity Differently in a Culturally Complex World explores the challenges facing multicultural education in the 21st century. It argues that the ideas fashioned in 1970s 'multiculturalism' are no longer adequate for the culturally complex world in which we now live. Much multicultural education celebrates superficial forms of difference and avoids difficult questions around culture in an age of transnational flows and hybrid identities. Megan Watkins and Greg Noble explore the understandings of multiculturalism that exist amongst teachers, parents and students. They demonstrate that ideas around culture and identity don't match the complexities of the social contexts of schooling in migrant-based nations such as Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada and New Zealand. Doing Diversity Differently in a Culturally Complex World draws on comprehensive research undertaken in Australian schools. It examines how a diverse range of schools address the challenges that 'superdiversity' poses, considering how the strengths and limitations of each school's approach reflect wider logics of traditional multiculturalism. In contrast, the authors argue for a transformative multiculturalism involving a critically reflexive approach to understanding the processes, relations and identities of the contemporary world. With a Foreword by Fazal Rivzi , Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and Professor of Global Studies in Education, University of Melbourne, Australia."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
List of Figures -- Foreword, Fazal Rivzi, Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and Professor of Global Studies in Education, University of Melbourne, Australia -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Doing Diversity Differently -- 1. 'Thinking' Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education -- 2. Questions of Identity and Culture -- 3. Grappling with Cultural Complexity: Knowledge Translation and Professional Learning 4. Lazy Multiculturalism: Civility, Celebration and the Limitations of Cultural Recognition -- 5. Engaging with Others: Constructing Educational Problems -- 6. From Inclusive Curriculum to Cultural Intelligence -- 7. Engaging with Cultural Complexity, Enhancing Professional Practice -- Conclusion: Diversity Done Differently -- References -- Index
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