Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives

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How can education respond to global social transformations and in particular to trends in growing inequality between the countries of the North and the South, which fuel increasing economic and forced migration across the divide?
How can education respond to inequality within Western immigration countries, which is still often based on the nexus between ethnicity, class, and location?

NOTES
1
For instance, both Dutch and British approaches to pluralism do not readily fit these models. Nor do the approaches followed in southern European countries since the 1980s. Some authors suggest other typologies which emphasize differing aspects (for an overview see Entzinger, 2000).
2
As a federal state, Germany devolves the main responsibility for education to the Länder (states), but there is considerable coordination through the Federal Ministry for Education and regular conferences of Länder education ministers.
3
There is a large German literature on the topic, which I will not refer to here. I described the situation of the early 1980s in Castles (1980) and Castles et al. (1984).

REFERENCES

Alba, R., & Nee, V. (1997). Rethinking assimilation theory for a new era of immigration. International Migration Review, 31 (4), 826–874.

Albrow, M. (1996). The global age. Cambridge, England: Polity.

Aleinikoff, T. A., & Klusmeyer, D. (Eds.). (2000). From migrant to citizens: Membership in a changing world. Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Aleinikoff, T. A., & Klusmeyer, D. (Eds.). (2001). Citizenship today: Global perspectives and practices. Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Aleinikoff, T. A., & Klusmeyer, D. (2002). Citizenship policies for an age of migration. Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Migration Policy Institute.

Bauman, Z. (1998). Globalization: The human consequences. Cambridge, England: Polity.

Birrell, B., & Khoo, S.-E. (1995). The second generation in Australia: Educational and occupational characteristics (Statistical Report No. 14). Canberra, Australia: Australian Government Publishing Service.

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