Book Chapter

Introduction: Difference: Its Expansion and Consequences

Aydin Bal, Joseph Lo Bianco

LEARNING FROM DIFFERENCE: COMPARATIVE ACCOUNTS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION | SPRINGER | Published : 2016

Abstract

It is fitting that this volume, Learning from Difference , is characterized itself by great internal diversity. The nine national case studies that comprise the bulk of the content are as diverse as could be imagined, drawn from all parts of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Altogether, these studies discuss diverse and complex national histories of the construction of differences and multicultural education in national educational systems. These histories reflect longstanding and contemporary immigration as well as responses to the demands and needs of Indigenous populations and take place in post colonial and noncolonial settings. Configurations of identity fus..

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