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ERIC Number: EJ1035906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: EISSN-1443-1475
Ensuring Curricular Justice in the NSW Education System
Oubani, Dalal; Oubani, Hussein M.
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v13 n1 p30-45 2014
As the demographics of the Australian population changes, it is essential for the public education system to not only cater for the needs of the new community groups that form but also to help ensure that education is used as a vehicle to facilitate social harmony, understanding and equality. The link between disadvantaged and marginalised ethno-religious groups in the Australian community and their relative exclusion in NSW education curriculums cannot be underestimated, especially in the English and History curriculums which play a significant role in shaping students' understanding and empathy of "others". It is evident from growing research on discrimination and the disadvantage experienced by Australia's Muslim population especially where education and employment are concerned--that very little has been done by the educational systems to increase understanding and equality for this minority group. The lack of action is contributing to both the marginalisation and alienation of the Australian Muslim community, and resulting inequalities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia