`Jagdish S Gundara's own early experiences have given him unique insights into both the problems and the possibilities of relationships between cultures. His book reflects a life dedicated to fostering positive intercultural relations and provides an analysis of the role of education in overcoming the barriers. All who are interested in building genuinely inclusive notions of education and citizenship will benefit from reading this impressive book' - Geoff Whitty, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, University of London Jagdish S Gundara raises a range of critical issues for educators as a consequence of historical and contemporary aspects of social diversity. Using a historical and social scie

Introduction: An Intercultural Apprenticeship

Introduction: An intercultural apprenticeship

Growing up in Kenya

My home was Kenya. I was born of Indian parents and spent my first eighteen impressionable years in an atmosphere replete with contradictions. My father, a Sikh, was a forester at Ngong. Ngong lay on the outskirts of Nairobi, neighbouring the elite and exclusively European residential area of Karen. At first my father's position as a government officer seemed to me to have a certain glow of authority and respect.

However, it became clear that, although he was a dedicated forester with a passion for flora and fauna, under the colonial system he would receive little recognition of his dedication or advancement of his career. This prompted the belief that ambition was a fruit devoid of ...

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