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ERIC Number: EJ786803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
A Critique and Response to Multicultural Visions of Globalization
Sriraman, Bharath; Adrian, Harry
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v39 n1 p119-130 Jan 2008
The paper by White in this issue of Interchange contains an interesting model for a global educational perspective based on the writings of Aurobindo and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. White proposes a foundation for this new perspective based on the synthesis of Aurobindo's and de Chardin's theories of global, social, and conscious evolution. In our response we critique the author's proposal from the perspective of the current challenges to social justice within the educational community. In particular the writings of Charles Darwin, Paolo Freire, Karl Marx, and Vivekananda (Aurobindo's peer) are examined to present evolutionary and philosophical viewpoints on the origins and causes of inequity. We contend that no global multicultural perspective on education is possible unless we first address the fundamental inequities present within the socio-economic and educational structures that characterize the world today. Thus any attempt to introduce a "global educational agenda" within an educational institutional structure is bound to be problematic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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