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ERIC Number: EJ804794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Contrasting Views: Embedding Cultural Diversity in the FE Art and Design Curriculum
Darlington, Michelle
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v32 n3 p263-274 Aug 2008
Exploring the interface between curriculum practicalities and policy agendas, this paper rationalises the need to embed cultural diversity in the further education (FE) curriculum and explores processes whereby this may take place. It offers a personal view of the national context of recent policy change and debate around education for cultural diversity and inclusivity. This sets the context for the application of these processes in a case study of developments to a History of Art FE curriculum, in which issues of race and ethnicity were brought to the surface of the subject matter through additional and modified content and through modifications to established approaches to teaching the theme of modernism. The conclusion, drawn from the outcomes of the case study, includes recommendations on both practical and policy levels, advocating applicability of the method to other subject areas, substantiating a need for further developmental opportunities with national and institutional support, while cautioning a hasty implementation. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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