ERIC Number: ED223738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Education and Canadian Multiculturalism: Some Problems and Some Solutions. Eighth Yearbook 1981 = Education et Multiculturalisme Canadien: Quelques Problemes et Solutions. Huitieme Annuaire 1981.
Dorotich, Daniel, Ed.
This yearbook presents a series of articles on Canadian multicultural issues. In the first article, "Panem et Circenses? Ten Years of Multicultural Policy in Canada," Werner Stephan examines criticisms of Canadian multicultural policy and suggests the country has not found a satisfactory answer to what multiculturalism is or should be, or how to implement multicultural policy in a society where cultural interpenetration makes it necessarily multicultural, regardless of government policy. The second article, "Multicultural Education: A Decade of Development," by Keith A. McLeod, analyzes Canadian multicultural policy/programs since 1971, and indicates a shift in emphasis toward a cultural/intercultural approach to enable people to function in a pluralistic society. "Education interculturelle et multiculturalisme: ambiguites et occultations" (written in French), by Michel Laferriere, critically assesses trends in: intercultural, transcultural, or multicultural education. Vandra Lea Masemann examines multicultural education in several countries in "Comparative Perspectives on Multicultural Education," and suggests that currently programs are characterized by cultural fragmentation within a framework of the dominant culture. Sister Ann Leonard, in "Language and Literature in a Multicultural Curriculum" looks at Canadian and world literature as material for developing curricula for teaching literature and language. Finally, Nigel Grant examines multicultural policy and experience of the Soviet Union in "Multiculturalism in the Soviet Union: Problems and Implications of Language and Educational Policy." (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingualism, Compensatory Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Language of Instruction, Literature, Multicultural Education, Official Languages, Political Influences, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, School Role, Social Change, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan).
Identifiers: Australia; Canada; Great Britain; Israel; National Identity; United States; USSR