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ERIC Number: ED361412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Youth, Interethnic Relations and Education in Europe.
Lynch, James
This paper describes the way in which European societies have responded to cultural diversity in historical and contemporary perspectives. Focus is on illustrating how those responses have set a context for interethnic and intercultural friendships and human relations among young people, and how those relations are apprehended through present theoretical constructs, as well as the extent to which those constructs facilitate or impede such interactions. To set the historical and cultural contexts of contemporary conditions, the paper commences with a brief overview of the aetiology of ethnic relations in Europe, emphasizing the patchwork nature of the original settlement and the more integrative pattern of recent immigration. This historical description is followed by a consideration of the major intercultural and multicultural paradigms for the apprehension of cultural diversity currently observed in Europe. On the basis of these two over-arching paradigms, and minor variative subparadigms, the paper then seeks to draw a balance in the current state of interethnic relations in Europe and to identify strengths and weaknesses. Finally, conclusions and implications for the development of policy, practice, and research in the United States are discussed. (Contains 60 notes.) (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A