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Education and the politics of difference : select Canadian perspectives / Ratna Ghosh and Ali A. Abdi.

Ghosh, Ratna, (author.). Abdi, Ali A., 1955- (author.).


Despite decades of multicultural education policies, cultural minorities and the peoples of the First Nations continue to be marginalized in Canadian schools. In Education and the Politics of Difference, authors Ratna Ghosh and Ali A. Abdi expose the problematic constructions of difference in schooling contexts, where differences are either treated as surface issues that do not affect the lives of learners, or superficially celebrated in terms that do not question power relations in schools and society. This revised and expanded second edition engages the broad theories of multicultural and inclusive education, and provides case studies of Canadian multicultural education policies, such as the unique situation of Aboriginal education. With this discussion of how differences of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other differences are viewed ― particularly in a post-9/11 world - this book extends the possibilities of a more open-minded global understanding and appreciation of difference. The book closes with a discussion of the future of multicultural and inclusive education, envisioning a school system where difference is normalized and seen as a fundamental human trait essential for social and human well-being.

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  • ISBN: 9781551305318
  • ISBN: 1551305313
  • Physical Description: xii, 204 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., [2013], ©2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Education and the politics of difference: An introduction -- Schooling and society: Perspectives on knowledge, culture, and difference -- Issues in multicultural education -- Multicultural policy and multicultural education: A Canadian case study -- Education and the globalization of difference with reference to the post-September 11 world -- Multicultural education in the future -- References -- Index.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Multicultural education > Canada.
Multiculturalism > Canada.
Education and globalization.
Éducation interculturelle > Canada.
Multiculturalisme > Canada.
Éducation et mondialisation.
Education and globalization.
Multicultural education.
Topic Heading: Aboriginal.
First Nation.

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