Multiculturalism, Higher Education and Intercultural by Damian Spiteri

By Damian Spiteri

This e-book explores how multiculturalism might be promoted all through better schooling as a result of its advantages for college kids. It adopts a strengths-based student-centred point of view and provides useful illustrations of ways multicultural schooling can instigate scholars to appreciate one another and to narrate to one another meaningfully. With the increase of foreign scholars in larger schooling around the globe it can be crucial that associations advertise multicultural schooling for his or her wider groups.

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SPITERI The experienced need of the Maltese students to be in a position to see the migrants’ or asylum seeker’s reality in a clearer manner reflects the need to define realities using the ‘anti-definitions’ that Hewitt (1990) describes. These relate to the dispensing of ‘the narrowly-defined definition of a tightly homogenous culture’ (p. 194). Just as it is possible to say that not all Black people or not all White people are the same, it is necessary to see asylum seekers as individuals, and thereby be in a better position to ask what sense there is in detaining people simply because they are requesting asylum.

323). They believe that as people become closer to one another, since they become friendlier, they do not observe discrimination as readily, and when they do, may be reluctant to take action against it. What Glasford and Calcagno are proposing is also applicable to privileged communities who equally share a responsibility not to trample on the toes of those who are disadvantaged if prejudice reduction is to come about. In effect, the frameworks that Banks and Freire have proposed serve both oppressed and privileged communities.

Its corrosive effects on self-image have been widely reported in earlier studies. Some of these studies date back to the 1950s (Clark, 1955). More recent studies also point to the negative influence that prejudices have on people’s health, including an increased level of anxiety of victims (Coloroso, 2003; MacDonald & Leary, 2005). Throughout his work, Banks (2006, 2007, 2013) consistently associates prejudice reduction with less inclination to stereotype others and thereby with a lesser likelihood that ‘victims’ will be created.

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