ERIC Number: ED032568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Radical Diversity in a Global Context; Theoretical Reflections on International Education.
Frelick, John Paul
The author discusses the current role of the university and its relationship to the whole of society in a global context. To the student personnel worker a particular problem is posed; how to encourage cultural contact, particularly with foreign and minority students while at the same time encouraging the conformity necessary for effective functioning, both in society and in the university. In our pluralistic society, we should recognize diversity as shared opportunity but in reality we partition society off into the "two culture" streams--the humanist and the scientific. Cultural pluralism tends to become cultural imperialism whereby the dominant culture seeks to absorb the subsidiary one to provide commonality. The role of the university is such that it can become more relevant to the world in which it functions by seeking cutural encounters beyond itself rather than by merely defending the majority culture and its ideological rationale. (CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper prepared for the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30-April 3, 1969.