ERIC Number: ED442137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
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Multiculturalism: Cross-National Reflections.
Ogle, Donna M.
This paper relates the experiences of the United States and selected Eastern European and Asian countries in incorporating multiculturalism into their educational systems. It begins by discussing political and social roots of the multicultural experience. It continues by examining multilinguistic education, including the development and use of indigenous languages. The paper then states that the educational inclusiveness of European countries in which there are two strong ethnic groups differs from the approach in the United States. The paper concludes that at this educational juncture, the United States can learn from European and Asian countries by observing how former "minority" cultures are incorporated, by observing how sensitivity is needed for the expectations of those entering a new culture, and by asking what priority should be put on multiple language learning. (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Europe