The Fine Art of Sitting on Two Stools: Multicultural Education Between Postmodernism and Critical Theory
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Studies in Philosophy and Education 18 (3):143-156 (1999)
The paper examines two philosophical origins of multicultural education -- postmodern philosophy and critical theory. Critical theory is closely connected to grand narrative of liberation, while postmodern tradition rejects such narrative. The ambivalence of fundamental assumptions makes multicultural theory vulnerable to criticism. However, author maintains, this ambivalence can be a strength rather than a weakness of the multicultural theory. Using Mikhail Bakhtin's notion of polyphony, author attempts to show that incompatible theoretical perspectives may productively coexist within framework of dialogical engagement. The result of such dialogical relations is reciprocal change and not an eventual merge
|Keywords||multicultural education critical theory postmodern philosophy Bakhtin|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michele S. Moses (1997). Multicultural Education as Fostering Individual Autonomy. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (4):373-388.
Richard A. Brosio (2000). Philosophical Scaffolding for the Construction of Critical Democratic Education. P. Lang.
Eammonn Callan (2002). Democratic Patriotism and Multicultural Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 21 (6):465-477.
Erika Hasebe-Ludt (2001). In All the Universe: Placing the Texts of Culture and Community in Only One School. P. Lang.
P. E. Jones (2011). Marxism and Education: Renewing the Dialogue, Pedagogy, and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.
Dwight R. Boyd (1988). Perspectives on Moral Education Within the Canadian Multicultural Mosaic. Journal of Moral Education 17 (2):148-160.
Yossi Dahan & Gal Levy (2000). Multicultural Education in the Zionist State Â The Mizrahi Challenge. Studies in Philosophy and Education 19 (5/6):423-444.
Tim Dant (2003). Critical Social Theory: Culture, Society, and Critique. Sage Publications.
A. Favell (1998). Applied Political Philosophy at the Rubicon: Will Kymlica's Multicultural Citizenship. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1 (2):255-278.
Y. Kazmi (1997). Foucault's Genealogy and Teaching Multiculturalism as a Subversive Activity. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (3):331-345.
Marilyn Friedman (1995). Multicultural Education and Feminist Ethics. Hypatia 10 (2):56 - 68.
Stefan Ramaekers (2010). Multicultural Education: Embeddedness, Voice and Change. Ethics and Education 5 (1):55-66.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads8 ( #315,244 of 1,778,182 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #291,352 of 1,778,182 )
How can I increase my downloads?