Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality in Education: A Global Perspective.
reviewed by John D. Palmer & Melanie R. Hines - 2003
Title: 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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