Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives


"Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives is a brilliant achievement. It addresses with breathtaking sophistication and depth one of the most fundamental problems of our times: what is the role of citizenship education in the millennium of globalization and diversity? Professor Banks has gathered an impressive group of scholars, among the very best in the world, in a volume destined to become the standard reference in the field. It should be required reading for scholars of education, globalization, multiculturalism, and citizenship." _ Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Harvard University and codirector of the Harvard Immigration Projects"This book makes a brilliant and comprehensive contribution to understanding education for citizenship in a global context. It offers the best analysis yet of the contradictions between diversity and equality, and the need for democratic citizenship education in a global context. It should be read by all educators around the world who are concerned about creating just and inclusive multicultural societie s."_ Sally Tomlinson, emeritus professor of education, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and research associate, Education Department, University of Oxford, England"Kudos to James A. Banks for undertaking this exciting project and doing a superb editorial job. This set of coherent chapters by leading scholars from twelve nations is essential reading for anyone concerned with the role that multicultural/international education can play in contributing to democratic and globally conscious citizens in increasingly diverse societies in an interconnected world."_ Robert F. Arnove, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, and past president, Comparative and International Education Society"This book should be read by everyone working in multicultural, comparative, global, and social studies or civic education. It brings together cutting edge scholarship on the intersection of multicultural and citizenship education with rich descriptions of the varied meanings and experiences in differing national contexts. It is a fascinating read!"_ Carole L. Hahn, professor of education, Emory University"Rather than simply a problem of appreciating differences in race, ethnicity, and language, preparing citizens for democracy in the twenty-first century is a complex project that must be firmly rooted in social justice and sociopolitical realities. The international authors of Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives tackle knotty problems but leave readers with hope in facing the many challenges that lie ahead if we are serious about promoting justice and equity through education. This terrific and informative book is sure to be a great help to educators."_ Sonia Nieto, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Will Kymlicka
  • James A. Banks
  • Stephen Castles
  • Aihwa Ong
  • Amy Gutmann
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • San Francisco
Publication year:
  • 2004


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