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190111 SE WM-M8 Bildungs- und Erziehungstheorien im internationalen und historischen Vergleich (2017S)

Hidden Dangers in Multicultural Education

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 03.07. 09:45 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 04.07. 09:45 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Mittwoch 05.07. 09:45 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 06.07. 09:45 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Freitag 07.07. 09:45 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The discourse of multiculturalism may be conceived as one that enables us to confront the paradoxes of a world gone global. Multiculturalism struggles primarily with the possible meanings of concepts such as 'culture' and 'identity' as they evolve within the political spheres of democratic nations, particularly with respect to relationships among minority majority groups, and education. At present, the nature of these relationships is under attack from a variety of ethnic, religious, cultural, and national minorities that accuse nation-states of insensitivity to their particular needs and expectations and failure to accord them sufficient recognition. The challenges posed by these minorities call for immediate attention, as democratic states are at least rhetorically committed to the principle of equal representation for all citizens.
In the course we will present the basic tenants of the multicultural perspective and offer a critique of the multicultural discourse of policymakers and educators in the context of modern democracies from an anthropological perspective, underscoring the dangers of the reified conceptualization and use of the terms 'culture' and 'identity' while focusing on conflictual global realities.

In general encourage intellectual growth and critical perspectives in participating students, more in particular afford students the opportunity to critically consider basic paradigmatic assumptions as these relate multiculturalism and cultural sensitive education.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

All participants will be required to make an oral presentation during the course and submit a final written assignment (8-10 typed double spaced pages).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

All participants will be required to make an oral presentation during the course and submit a final written assignment (8-10 typed double spaced pages).


Given the concentrated nature of the summer course a variety of educational approaches will be adopted. Frontal presentation (supported by PP), close reading of texts, workshop settings, and group discussions.


Provisional list of readings

Brubaker, R., & Cooper, F. (2000). Beyond 'identity'. Theory and Society, 29(1), 1-47.
Sewell Jr, W. H. (2005). The concept (s) of culture. Practicing history: New directions in historical writing after the linguistic turn, 76-95.
Banks, J. (1997). Educating citizens in a multicultural society. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ladson-Billings, G. (2004). New directions in multicultural education. Handbook of research on multicultural education, 2, 50-65.
Bekerman, Z. (2003). Hidden dangers in multicultural discourse. Race Equality and Teaching (formerly MCT-Multicultural Teaching), 21(3), 36-42.
Jenks, C., Lee, J., & Kanpol, B. (2001). Approaches to Multicultural Education in Pre-service Teacher Education: Philosophical Frameworks and Models for Teaching. The Urban Review, 33(2), 87-105. doi: 10.1023/A:1010389023211
McDermott, R. (1993). The acquisition of a child by a learning disability. In S. Chaiklin & J. Lave (Eds.), Understanding practice (pp. 269-306). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Kymlicka, W. (2010). The rise and fall of multiculturalism? New debates on inclusion and accommodation in diverse societies. International social science journal, 61(199), 97-112.
Rapport, N., Amit, V., Buchowski, M., Coleman, S., Corsín Jiménez, A., Dennis, S., . . . Laviolette, P. (2011). The liberal treatment of difference: an untimely meditation on culture and civilization. Current Anthropology, 52(5), 687-710.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis


Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:37