Advancing Australian Dialogues in Multicultural Education

Richard Race

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Multiculturalism and multicultural education as sociological ideas still matter in both in domestic and international contexts. Evidence used in this chapter will demonstrate that the concept of multiculturalism and its practical applications are very much alive rather than dead. Moreover, within this context, the chapter sheds light onto the Australian case of multicultural education policy and uses this rather unexplored example to argue that Australia's policy of acknowledging its cultural diversity offers some positive lessons for education policy. Furthermore, the chapter will discuss how Australia has its national values formalised in citizenship policy. This is in contrast to England which gives mere advice on what values should be taught in schools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Multicultural Dialogues in Education
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9783319605586
ISBN (Print)ISBN 9783319605579 (HB)
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Multiculturalism
  • Multicultural Education
  • Australia
  • England
  • National Values
  • Comparison

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