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ERIC Number: ED169141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Personal Identity in a Multi-Cultural Australia.
Two contentions are argued in this paper: (1) that a democratic multicultural society must have an integrative set of values, together with diversity, to hold together ethnic groups of unequal size and different class composition, since inducement and coercion as binding forces are not as effective in the long run as moral commitment; and (2) that members of both dominant and dominated groups would, in a state that lacks such integration, be insecure in personal identity. References are made to the writings of psychologists and anthropologists dealing with the relationship between identification, personality, and community. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Note: The Buntine Oration, delivered to the Australian College of Education, Annual Conference (19th, Canberra, May, 1978) ; Contains some small print