Comparative Multicultural Education

Comparative multicultural education can be seen either as a subfield of comparative education or as a subfield of multicultural education. Comparativists and multiculturalists approach the area in slightly different ways because they come from different traditions. While neither all comparativists nor all multiculturalists share a single perspective, there are salient elements about the ways in which the respective fields have developed that contribute to the ways in which the area as a whole is developing.

Multicultural Education within Comparative Education

Comparative education has a tradition that goes back at least to the early 1900s, when educators sought to learn from each other both within and across jurisdictions; but as a field of inquiry, comparative education began to develop in earnest after World War II. Comparative education developed ...

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