The Challenge of Managing Cultural Diversity in Education

By Denise Egéa-Kuehne.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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In this paper, I propose to address the persistent constraining and misleading dichotomy of particularism vs. universalism in education traditional responses to cultural diversity, stressing that differences are inherent in a quest for knowledge. I discuss the right of access to education and the predominant role culture and language play. A reflection on double injunctions suggests a paradigm to help understand that the impossible task of education in the face of diversity is in fact the very condition for its possibility.

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 3. Article: Print (Spiral Bound), ISSN: 1447-9532, DC03-0057-2003. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 115.625KB), ISSN: 1447-9583, DC03-0057-2003.


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