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ERIC Number: EJ936751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Beyond Intellectual Insularity: Multicultural Literacy as a Measure of Respect
Taylor, Lisa K.; Hoechsmann, Michael
Canadian Journal of Education, v34 n2 p219-238 2011
We report on a survey of 942 grade 10 and 11 students from 10 urban and "rurban" boards in 5 Canadian provinces that takes stock of multicultural education three decades on in the context of youth's multiple, multimedia spheres of learning. This survey is presented as an innovative research instrument measuring "what young people know" about the struggles as well as the intellectual, political and cultural legacies of racialized peoples globally and nationally "and where they learned it (school, media, family, community)". Bivariate analysis of demographic, knowledge and attitudinal questions suggests schools' unique role in building a common knowledge base to combat Eurocentrism and cultural racism. (Contains 2 tables and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada