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Structural deficiency or cultural racism: the educational and social experiences of Arab-Australian youth

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Fethi MansouriFethi Mansouri, Annelies Kamp
This paper discusses the cultural, attitudinal and structural factors that impact upon the social experiences and educational achievements of Arabic-speaking background (ASB) students in three Melbourne secondary schools with high levels of cultural and linguistic diversity. The paper makes the case for and then outlines a multidimensional approach to multicultural education to better integrate ASB students and their families into the schooling environment. Key strategies developed and tested include a model of school-community partnership, online and interactive teacher support material (TSM) as well as on-going teacher professional development workshops on reflexive approaches to cultural diversity and intercultural tension.

History

Journal

Australian journal of social issues

Volume

42

Issue

1

Season

Autumn

Pagination

87 - 102

Publisher

Australian Council of Social Service

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISSN

0157-6321

eISSN

1839-4655

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Australian Council of Social Service