Curriculum, cultural difference and dialogue

Acknowledging that our society is ineluctably multicultural, this paper advocates this situation should be faced through a critical multiculturalism. It suggests that dialogue, despite the problems involved in its promotion, can avoid that politics of difference destroy a common project of change. Drawing on interviews with seven Brazilian researchers in multiculturalism, their views on difference, dialogue and curriculum practice are analyzed. The text still argues that the tension between the insights of critical curriculum theory and the contributions of contemporary social and cultural theorizing can illuminate the discussion of such issues.

Multiculturalism; Curriculum; Difference; Dialogue


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