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Answering my sister's question: The critical importance of education for diversity in those spaces where we think we are all the same

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Corbett, M, Answering my sister's question: The critical importance of education for diversity in those spaces where we think we are all the same, Journal of inquiry & action in education, 3, (3) pp. 1-17. ISSN 2159-1474 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This essay is a response to a question about school desegregation in Nova Scotia, Canada posed by my sister in 2008. I argue that the question itself illustrates the extent to which critical analysis of the politics of race in Canadian schools, particularly in rural areas, is seldom taken up. This feeds into a persistent mythology of a racially integrated, benevolent Nova Scotia where nasty problems of race were taken care of in the historic past. The reality in many rural regions of Canada is, I argue, quite the opposite and it may be precisely the friendly, homespun imagery which support the persistence of exclusive educational and social practices, as well as persistent regional economic disadvantage. It is in these apparently non-diverse places that diversity education is perhaps most desperately needed

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Canada, inculsive education, diversity, identity, race
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Continuing and Community Education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Education
Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:100554
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2015-09-01
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