Sociology

Worlds of Difference
Rethinking the Ethics of Global Education for the 21st Century

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The varying interests of competing minority groups often part company with regard to how to achieve an equitable community. Worlds of Difference rethinks the traditional interpretation of the principle of educational equity in light of this difficulty. Theorists and educational practitioners influenced by many disparate schools of thought reflect upon the possibilities of a "curriculum of difference" in relation to questions of language, culture, and media at the forefront of global education issues today. Collectively, the authors argue that education in theory and practice must reawaken an ethical consciousness that affirms the negative values of difference, but still recognizes the uniqueness and particularity of each group.

About The Author

Peter Pericles Trifonas is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. His most recent books are Ethics, Institutions, and the Right to Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield 2002), coauthored by Jacques Derrida; Deconstructing Derrida: New Tasks for the Humanities (Palgrave Macmillan 2005); and Communities of Difference: Culture, Language, Technology (Palgrave Macmillan 2005).

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