Speaking of race and ethnic identities : exploring multicultural curricula

Arber, Ruth Eileen 2005, Speaking of race and ethnic identities : exploring multicultural curricula, Journal of curriculum studies, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 633-652.

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Title Speaking of race and ethnic identities : exploring multicultural curricula
Author(s) Arber, Ruth Eileen
Journal name Journal of curriculum studies
Volume number 37
Issue number 6
Start page 633
End page 652
Total pages 20 p.
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2005-11
ISSN 0022-0272
1366-5839
Keyword(s) race
multiculturalism
ethnic identities
Summary New demographic patterns as well as new communication and information technologies and administrative and marketing practices have irrevocably altered schools in Australia's large cities. This study examines the ways that teachers and parents in one urban school speak about race and ethnicity in the midst of these changes. Beneath the ironic relationship between difference and sameness which underpins multicultural debate are different understandings that determine ways some belong and some do not belong within the school community. This paradoxical relationship persists, despite increasingly post-modern definitions of identity that underpin the field of this debate. I conclude that the examination of multicultural curricula must include the normalized ways of knowing and 'being' identity, which underpin conversations about race and identity.
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005,Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003238

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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