ERIC Number: EJ870003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Recognition and Toleration: Conflicting Approaches to Diversity in Education?
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v42 n1 p22-37 Feb 2010
Recognition and toleration are ways of relating to the diversity characteristic of multicultural societies. The article concerns the possible meanings of toleration and recognition, and the conflict that is often claimed to exist between these two approaches to diversity. Different forms or interpretations of recognition and toleration are considered, confusing and problematic uses of the terms are noted, and the compatibility of toleration and recognition is discussed. The article argues that there is a range of legitimate and importantly different conceptions of both toleration and recognition that are often not clearly distinguished, and that compatibility varies across this range and depending on what one considers the conceptions in relation to.
Descriptors: Definitions, Civil Rights, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Cultural Pluralism, Social Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Social Justice
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