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Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

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MULTICULTURALISM

One view from the United States of America

Susan L. Melnick

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Multiculturalism characterises most of the world's educational systems, in both industrialised countries and developing nations, at the beginning of the twenty-first century. While the particular circumstances of diversity and pluralism vary within and among national communities, policy-makers and practitioners have been searching for ways to educate the children and youth who have previously been unserved, underserved or ill-served by the schooling to which they should be entitled as members of the international community.

Given major demographic and political changes around the world during the latter part of the twentieth century, there has been ...

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