`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

Knowledge, Social Science and the Curriculum

Knowledge, social science and the curriculum

Issues of the curriculum especially in higher education institutions have an enormous amount to say about what is taught and learnt in schools. Issues of societal complexity in the United States have had a very long airing. It is, however, unfortunate that this debate has not been as constructive as it should have been. It is obviously informed by the social structures and exclusions within the American polity with consequent demands for ethnicisation of the education systems and the curriculum. The critique of such demands and the labelling of any changes within the social sciences and the humanities has been referred to as ‘politically correct’.

The American debate is, however, only one aspect of the ...

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