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Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States


reviewed by Kas Mazurek — September 03, 2008

coverTitle: Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States
Author(s): Reva Joshee and Lauri Johnson
Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle
ISBN: 0774813261, Pages: 257, Year: 2008
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Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States is an important and needed addition to academic literature. Scholarly, yet written in an engaging manner and accessible for senior undergraduate and graduate students, it informs a broad spectrum of fields of study in education: multicultural education, policy studies, comparative studies, the education of immigrant populations, sociology of education, history of education, First Nations and Native American education, and theory in minority relations and schooling, to identify just some of the major ones. The book can be read as a cohesive whole; it can also be accessed for specific topics as both individual chapters and sections serve perfectly well as ‘stand alone’ readings. Interestingly, perhaps the highlight of the book is the brief Foreword by Charles Ungerleider (pp. ix-xiv). It serves as an invaluable primer for understanding the subtle but critical differences in the social, cultural, and political identities and consciousnesses... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 03, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15359, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 2:07:46 PM

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  • Kas Mazurek
    University of Lethbridge
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    KAS MAZUREK is Professor of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. His research interests overlap the fields of comparative education, multiculturalism and minority group relations, the social contexts of educational ideas, policies and practices, and the logic of inquiry in education. His latest book, co-edited with Margret A. Winzer, is Schooling Around the World: Debates, Challenges, and Practices. Allyn and Bacon (2006).
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