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Community, Higher Education and the Challenge of Multiculturalism


by Ana M. Martinez Alemán — 2001

Using John Dewey’s pragmatism, I seek to theorize a relevant and effective understanding of collegiate community within liberal culture. If we were to understand and enact multiculturalism on our campuses in a Deweyan way, we would introduce a method of thinking or “intelligent learning” which would make the ideal of community possible for institutions of higher learning. Characteristically Deweyan, universality and difference would alter and transform each other, serving to promote the growth of the community.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 3, 2001, p. 485-503
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10765, Date Accessed: 3/23/2017 8:16:44 AM

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  • Ana Martinez Alemán
    Boston College
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    Ana M. Martinez Alemán is an assistant professor af the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. She is the author of ¿Qué Culpa Tengo Yo? Performing Identity and College Teaching (Educational Theory, 1999) and other scholarly publications on the impact of gender, race and ethnicity on higher education
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