ERIC Number: ED249324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Cultural Pluralism. Contemporary Analysis in Education Series, No. 6.
Craft, Maurice, Ed.
This collection of papers focusing on multicultural education in Great Britain is addressed to administrators, teachers, teacher educators, students, and policymakers. Most of the papers review such themes as the development of educational policy, the school curriculum, the educational performance of West Indian and other ethnic minority children, and the relationships of home, school, and community in a diverse society. Several papers consider the policy implication of equality, diversity and social cohesion as societal objectives; the nature and limitations of popular assumptions in multicultural education; and the available research on these subjects. An introduction by Maurice Craft reviews the recent debate over multicultural education and asserts that its nature is increasingly ideological. Remaining authors and their papers include: (1) Maurice Craft, "Education for Diversity"; (2) Richard Willey, "Policy Responses in Education"; (3) James Lynch, "Curriculum and Assessment"; (4) Ken Thomas, "Intercultural Relations in the Classroom"; (5) Viv Edwards, "Language Issues in School"; (6) The Linguistic Minorities Project, "Bilingualism and Mother Tongue Teaching in England"; (7) Peter Figueroa, "Minority Pupil Progress"; (8) Sally Tomlinson, "Home, School, and Community"; and (9) Robert Jeffcoate, "Ideologies and Multicultural Education." A bibliography, notes on contributors, and an index also are included. (Author/KH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Relations, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Political Attitudes, Public Policy, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, School Community Relationship
The Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 242 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1906 ($16.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Students
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Identifiers: Great Britain; West Indians