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ERIC Number: EJ1108489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Between "Homeland" and "Diaspora": Multicultural Education in Israel and South Korea
Eden, Devorah; Kang, SoYoung
Intercultural Education, v27 n3 p292-306 2016
The aim of this qualitative case study was to explore multicultural education for "newcomers" in Israel and in South Korea. Despite their differences, the two countries face the same inflow of two types of newcomers--one group that is expected to fully integrate, and the other of newcomers considered temporary. The educational challenge that results is recognition of the cultural groups, and providing equal educational opportunities, for both. Four schools were compared, two in each country, measuring multicultural education according to Bank's five dimensions. Findings show that the same dimensions could be identified in all schools. The differences were in the school's interpretation of the cultural identity of the students, congruent with their legal status, and degree of acceptability by the host country. The groups that were expected to fully integrate into the host country (perceived as a "homeland") were given a more assimilatory education, as manifested in the Content Integration dimension; whereas the groups that were considered foreign were given a more multicultural education, with the schools making more references to their national culture, thus enhancing an identity of a "diaspora."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; South Korea
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