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Intercultural Education: A digest by Alex Dunedin

This is the name of a reforming tendency in educational practice, too broad and too diverse in aims to be called a movement, to respond to the cultural diversity produced by postwar immigration to Britain. It is part of a widespread international interest in the representation of ethnically diverse populations in education, but not all education responses to plurality are multicultural or intercultural.

Separate education for different linguistic, cultural, or racial groups is not multicultural education, which is a part of a wider interest in equality of opportunity. It is also known as ‘multicultural education’, ‘multi-ethnic education’ (particularly in the USA), and ‘inter-cultural education’, particularly in a European context.

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