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POZZO, María Isabel. Cultural pluralism and education: the case of Canada. Educ. rev. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.2, pp.257-284. ISSN 0102-4698.

This paper refers to the educational strategies that promote "inclusion and participation of all citizens, ensuring social cohesion, the vitality of civil society, and peace" (UNESCO, 2001) in the Canadian society, considered as a paradigmatic multicultural community. The approach consists of three sections. The first one examines the multicultural nature of Canada: the socio-ethnic composition of its population, diachronically and synchronically. The second part discusses cultural pluralism conceived as a political commitment to multiculturalism as described above. In this sense, the policy of "mosaic" is reviewed, as well as the Canadian law pertaining to this matter. The last section describes educational strategies through which the policy is brought into existence. This study is intended to encourage one to reflect on how other countries respond to the multicultural reality of today.

Keywords : Cultural Pluralism; Education; Canada.

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