Title: Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Textbooks: ‘Multicultural Education’ in China
Stream: Challenging & Preserving: Culture, Inter/Multiculturalism & Language
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Liz Jackson, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yan Fei, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Multicultural education (understood here as education that responds to issues related to diversity in society) is implemented across societies to help students understand cultural and related forms of social difference. However, discourses of multicultural education are often based on views and practices from western societies, while others, including Asian and Chinese perspectives, are commonly neglected. This paper examines how ethnic minorities in People's Republic of China (PRC) are represented in recent primary and secondary textbooks for social studies subjects. By doing so, this paper aims to explore how diversity is negotiated and formulated in a non-western social and political context, thus enriching our perception of theories and practices of ‘multicultural education’.
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