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ERIC Number: ED530283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-9
Pages: 272
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7748-1326-6
Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States
Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri
University of British Columbia Press
"Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States" uses a dialogical approach to examine responses to increasing cultural and racial diversity in both countries. It compares and contrasts foundational myths and highlights the sociopolitical contexts that affect the conditions of citizenship, access to education, and inclusion of diverse cultural knowledge and languages in educational systems. This will interest readers in the areas of multiculturalism, education, public policy, and ethnic studies, and will be valuable to policy developers and activists in the fields of equity and diversity. Following an Introduction: Cross-Border Dialogue and Multicultural Policy Webs (Lauri Johnson and Reva Joshee), the book is divided into 6 parts. Part 1: Historical Context, contains: (1) Past Crossings: US Influences on the Development of Canadian Multicultural Education Policy (Reva Joshee and Susan Winton); (2) Diversity Policies in American Schools: A Legacy of Progressive School Leadership and Community Activism (Lauri Johnson); and (3) We Are Already Multicultural: Why Policy and Leadership Matter (Yoon K. Pak). Part 2: First Nations and American Indian Education, contains: (4) First Nations Education Policy in Canada: Building Capacity for Change and Control (Jan Hare); (5) Policy Issues in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives (John W. Tippeconnic III and Sabrina Redwing Saunders); and (6) What We Know about Native Participation in Higher Education (Augustine McCaffery). Part 3: Immigrant and Language Education, contains: (7) Canadian Policies on Immigrant Language Education (Tracey M. Derwing and Murray J. Munro); (8) Language Education in the Conflicted United States (Carlos J. Ovando and Terrence G. Wiley); and (9) A Critical Examination of Language Policies and Practices in Canada and the United States (Karen M. Gourd ). Part 4: Race-Based Policies contains: (10) Race-Based Policies in Canada: Education and Social Context (Adrienne S. Chan); (11) Education, American Style: Race-Based School Policies and Practices in the United States (Christopher M. Span, Rashid V. Robinson, and Trinidad Molina Villegas); and (12) Canadian and American Race-Based Education Policies (Njoki Nathani Wane). Part 5: Employment Equity and Affirmative Action contains: (13) Canada's Employment Equity Act: Perspectives on Policy and Implementation (Carol Agocs); (14) Critical Race Theory and Interest Convergence in the Backlash against Affirmative Action: Washington State and Initiative 200 (Edward Taylor) and (15) Dialogue across Borders on Employment Equity/Affirmative Action ( Michelle Goldberg). Part 6: Extending the Dialogue, contains: (16) Institutional Racism in Education Policy and Practice: A View from England (David Gillborn); and (17) Multicultural Policies and Practices in North America: A Dialogue with the View from England (Catherine Cornbleth, Rinaldo Walcott, Carlos J. Ovando, and Terezia Zoric).
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Canada; North America; United Kingdom (England); United States; Washington