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Education and the Politics of Difference : Canadian Perspectives

Author/creator Ghosh, Ratna Author
Other author/creatorAbdi, Ali A. Author
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoToronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, Incorporated LaVergne : Ingram Publisher Services [Distributor]
Description193 p. 22.800 x 015.000 cm.
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Summary Annotation This book tackles the role education can play in dealing productively and peacefully with the challenges of the 'localisation' as well as the globalisation of difference. The authors focus on how the politics of difference influences and is influenced by educational programmes and provisions in Canada and possibly elsewhere in the world. They also discuss how different theories of knowledge define and represent new and established notions and practices of schooling and social development. Important factors, such as social class, race, and gender are explored in the authors' investigation of the politics of difference in spaces of public schooling. Ghosh and Abdi contend that despite the rhetoric of official multiculturalism and multicultural education, the realities on the ground still depict a Canadian public space in which cultural minorities and the peoples of First Nations continue to be, relatively speaking, marginalised. The authors conclude that with the continuities of the Euro-centred focus, these policies and their possible praxes have not yet achieved the desired goals of "true" multiculturalism.
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN1551302667 (Trade Paper) Active Record
Standard identifier# 9781551302669
Stock number00305583

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