ERIC Number: EJ694747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Reference Count: 25
Multicultural Education in Cyprus: A Pot of Multicultural Assimilation?
Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James
Intercultural Education, v15 n3 p307-315 Sep 2004
In this paper, we attempt to answer the question: "is the Cypriot educational system a melting pot of every alien civilization and a kettle of cultural assimilation that perpetuates biases, cliches, racist behaviours and cultivates the idea that the different have no place among us?" We closely examine the case of a girl from Iran in a Cypriot primary school, using naturalistic observation models of research. Through the analysis of two vignettes, we attempt to answer the question posed above. We simultaneously reflect critically on the situation of multicultural education in Cyprus, while presenting its prospects for the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus; Iran