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Diversity and Citizenship Education in Global Times
Diversity and citizenship education in global times
James A.Banks

The increasing recognition and visibility of ethnic, cultural, language, and religious diversity in nation-states around the world have raised new questions and possibilities about educating students for effective citizenship. Immigrant nations such as Australia, Canada, and the US have been diverse since their founding. Although immigration has a long history in Western Europe that dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century (Lucassen, 2005), Western European nations have not traditionally viewed themselves as immigration countries. Ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious diversity in Western European nations such as the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands increased greatly after World War II when groups from the former colonies of these nations in ...

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