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The Intercultural Campus: Transcending Culture & Power in American Higher Education


reviewed by Lorri Santamaría — 2005

coverTitle: The Intercultural Campus: Transcending Culture & Power in American Higher Education
Author(s): Greg Tanaka
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820441503, Pages: 217, Year: 2003
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In his most recent contribution to education related discourse on ethnicity, culture, and power in the United States , Greg Tanaka departs from traditional notions of multiculturalism and instead proposes the beginnings of an intercultural movement initiated by college and university campuses. The author asserts that as a nation post 9/11, Americans have come to realize we are not prepared to comprehend, process, or manage our country’s internal racial and ethnic diversity. One result of this reality, he continues, is our inability to know our real purpose and place in history, which Tanaka proposes can be achieved by placing leadership responsibility and diversity centered reparation in the hands of academia. This comprehensive review presents the author’s theoretical perspective, methodology, and a model for moving toward intercultural institutions of higher learning, including a brief critique on the notion of model building, and audience recommendations. Whether or not intended by Tanaka, critical theory perspectives are interwoven throughout this volume, especially those of educational critical race theory... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 267-271
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11402, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:31:23 AM

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