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Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality in Education: A Global Perspective.


reviewed by John D. Palmer & Melanie R. Hines 2003

coverTitle: Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality in Education: A Global Perspective.
Author(s): N. Ken Shimahara, Ivan Z. Holowinsky & Saundra Thomlinson-Clarke (Editors)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ
ISBN: 0805838376, Pages: 290, Year: 2001
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As the dawn of the 21st Century slowly fades into the background, one aspect of the world seems apparent: we are living in an era of both expanding globalization and increasing ethnic and racial diversity in our local communities. Embedded within these demographic shifts is the need to challenge existing discriminatory policies, with the end hope of developing a national identity that encompass people from all ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. Educational policy continues to be at the forefront in confronting institutional and social discrimination against minority and other oppressed groups. As a result, educational research provides fertile grounds where tensions between dominant groups and minority groups can be located and examined. Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality in Education: A Global Perspective was developed out of the 14th Rutgers Invitational Symposia on Education (RISE) by editors N. Ken Shimahara, Ivan Z. Holowinsky, & Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke. A selection of scholars researching in seven different nations (China, Japan, Israel, Ukraine, South Africa, Wales, and the U.S.) investigated ethnicity and race in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 0-0
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10940, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 12:16:22 AM

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  • John Palmer
    Vanderbilt University, Peabody College
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    JOHN D. PALMER is a Post Doctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College. His research concentrates on the sociocultural aspects of education, with specific interests in ethnic identity, cross cultural competency, social justice educators, and Asian American immigrants. He received the American Educational Research Association Spencer Pre-Dissertation Fellowship and is an Alumni Holmes Scholar. He has a chapter entitled "Korean Adopted Young Women: Gender Bias, Racial Issues, and Educational Implications," in Research on the Education of Asian Pacific Americans.
  • Melanie Hines
    Vanderbilt University, Peabody College
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    MELANIE R. HINES is an M.A. student at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College. She hopes to pursue a career as an English teacher at the secondary level in the Tennessee public school system. Her research concentrates on African American Vernacular English (AAVE)/Ebonics. Currently, she is on the executive committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Student Affiliate.
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