Ethnicity and Race

Creating Educational Opportunities Around the Globe

Edited by:
Elinor L. Brown, University of Kentucky
Pamela E. Gibbons, Charles Sturt University

A volume in the series: International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice. Editor(s): Elinor L. Brown, University of Kentucky. Rhonda G. Craven, University of Western Sydney. George McLean, Catholic Universities of America.

Published 2011

This volume of Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice takes a resource perspective toward culture, ethnicity, and race. Its purpose is to foster global dialog about race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on sharing strategies and solutions. While one might view problems stemming from racial and ethnic differences as intractable, the book’s editors and chapter authors wisely and creatively move through and beyond challenges and barriers by highlighting and sharing models, programs, frameworks, and strategies that are making a positive difference. Chapters provide examples and discussions relevant to the K-12 levels, as well as higher education and professional preparation in fields that include teacher education, social work, and medical education. Chapters grapple with complexities such as tensions among colonization, nation building, and ethnic identity. Chapters explore potentials of information technology for opening access to education and building dialogue across differences. Elinor Brown and Pamela Gibbons offer us a much-needed volume that, with clear recognition of problems of the present and past, looks optimistically toward the future.

Foreword, Christine Sleeter. Introduction: Ethnicity and Race—Creating Educational Opportunities for Equity and Social Justice Around the Globe, Elinor L. Brown and Pamela E. Gibbons. PART I: INFLUENCE OF POLITICS AND POLICIES ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC EDUCATION. Educational Policy Toward Minorities in Russia: History and Modernity—The Case of Kalmyk Education, Liubov Chetyrova. American Public Education: Gatekeeper and Broker of Social, Political, and Economic Dominance, Elinor L. Brown and John J. Harris. Changing Attainment of Higher Education Among China’s Ethnicities: Comparison of 1990 and 2000 National Census Data, Stephen Bahry. The Politics of Charter School Diversity, Wayne D. Lewis. PART II: HIGHER EDUCATION TRAINING FOR RACIAL AND ETHNIC SOCIAL JUSTICE. Pop Culture: An Instructional Strategy for Cross-Cultural Training in Medical Education, Madison Gates, Elinor L. Brown, and Pangela Dawson. Three-Dimensional Representations of Social Work Students’ Identity: A Mixed-Method Analysis in a Multicultural Population, Julie Cwikel and Ephrat Huss. Friends, Whanau, and Students: Their Perceptions of and Contributions to the Academic Experiences of Maori and Pacific Island (Pasifika) University Students in New Zealand, Camille Nakhid. PART III: INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES THAT NURTURE MULTIETHNIC UNITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. Bringing Higher Education to Displaced Ethnic Minorities on the Thai-Burma Border: Three Academic Models for Overcoming International, Ethnic, and Technological Barriers, Susan Costello, Marie Joyce, Michael Smith, S. J. Duncan MacLaren, and Thein Naing. A Case for the Use of Collaborative Tools for Research, Development, and Professional Service, Azra Naseem, and Susan Crichton. Accessible, Appropriate, and Effective Education: The Case of Nettel@Africa, Mark Beattie. PART IV: COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP FOR ETHNIC AND RACIAL SOCIAL JUSTICE. Freedom From Exploitative Child Labor Practices in East Africa: Strategies and Complications, Vachel Miller. Debney Park: Politics and Practices Amid Changing Ethnic Diversity in One Australian Secondary School, Madeleine M. Laming. Seeing Color: Diversity as a Palette for Teaching, Elite Ben-Yosef. Global Citizenship Education: Learning to be Part of a World Community, Ron Israel, Vachel Miller, and Susan F. Reed. About the Authors. Reviewers.

"Ethnicity and Race is a breath of fresh air in that the programs, initiatives, and ideas presented in each chapter were largely successful in bringing access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and tertiary education to socially isolated minority groups, while also curtailing child labor through innovative approaches that met the economic and educational needs of marginalized communities." Nicholas D. Hartlep in Teachers College Record (Read full review)