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ERIC Number: EJ1037461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Three Educational Values for a Multicultural Society: Difference Recognition, National Cohesion and Equality
Blum, Lawrence
Journal of Moral Education, v43 n3 p332-344 2014
Educational aims for societies comprising multiple ethnic, cultural and racial groups should involve three different values--recognizing difference, national cohesion and equality. Recognition of difference acknowledges and respects ethnocultural identities and in educational contexts also encourages mutual engagement across difference. National cohesion involves teaching a sense of civic attachment to a nation and to one's fellow citizens of different groups and identities. "Multiculturalism" has traditionally been understood to support the first value but not as much the second, a charge made by "interculturalism," a newer idea in Europe and francophone Canada. But Tariq Modood, this year's Kohlberg Memorial Lecturer, has argued that national integration has always been a goal of multiculturalism. However, neither multiculturalism nor interculturalism has placed sufficient emphasis on equality as a social and educational ideal. Equality is a complex idea that involves both equal treatment by teachers of students from different groups, and also relative equal student outcomes among different groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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