`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
Chapter 8: Asian and Global Perspectives
Asian and Global Perspectives
Multiculturalism in Asia
Issues of multiculturalism in society and the need for intercultural education are not peculiar to European societies but have relevance to most parts of the world. The Asian continent contains a vast proportion of the world's population. However, different parts of Asia represent a very different set of social realities. Most of the east Asian countries are highly developed, industrialised and urbanised. However, large numbers of people in south and south-east Asia are still engaged in the agricultural sector and live in under-developed rural areas.
The need for political understandings to ensure that societal values are not exclusive or excluding of the socially diverse presences are, however, needed right across the continent. All areas of the curriculum, ...