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ERIC Number: EJ795489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Interculturalisation for New Zealand Universities in a Global Context
Jiang, Xiaoping
Policy Futures in Education, v3 n2 p223-233 2005
This article critiques the notion of multiculturalism, which aims to assimilate minority cultures into a dominant culture rather than genuinely accept their "differences". Therefore, the author proposes interculturalism as a policy for the multicultural campus because it values equitable treatment of all cultures. Recent years have witnessed an influx of international students into New Zealand's higher education institutions. The author asks whether these institutions have adequate strategies to accommodate the increasing cultural diversity on campus. Through a comparative analysis of multiculturalism and interculturalism, the author sees interculturalisation as an emancipatory process that should be supported, as it emphasises non-discriminative cultural reciprocity based on equality and respect. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand