ERIC Number: EJ784961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
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Multicultural and International Education: Never the Twain Shall Meet?
International Review of Education, v53 n3 p245-264 May 2007
The paper commences with an attempt to define multicultural education (also referred to as intercultural education) with reference to its historical development and current uses of the term. The rise of international schools is then addressed as a necessary preamble to a definition of international education from an historical perspective; a comparison with multicultural education sharpens the definition. The author goes on to propose that intercultural understanding is a principal, common objective of multicultural and international education and should serve to bring together scholars and practitioners in both fields whereas the literature and practice shows them, by and large, operating independently with little reference, one to the other. Greater collaboration can only be of mutual benefit in achieving common objectives and improving practice. The paper concludes with some suggestions for collaborative research across both fields.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, International Schools, International Education, Educational History, Cooperation
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