Multicultural Education in a Global Era: New Perspectives and Practices in Contemporary Society


Kyoung-Ho Shin (Editor)
Professor of Sociology, Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri, USA

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU020000

This book is a collection of scholarly works that give us an overview of how theory, research, and practices in the field of multiculturalism and multicultural education are advancing and developing in the era of globalization today. The authors of each chapter in this volume illustrate the ways globalization as a social change on a world scale affects theoretical conceptualizations and various modes of intersections between multiculturalism and social factors of race, gender, and language in contemporary societies. A diversity of conceptual analyses and practices of multiple cases for the advancement in the processes of curriculum development to embrace the elements of global multiculturalism are offered in the volume. The curriculum in higher education needs to include global issues and multiculturalism, which reaches into the meanings of global capital flights and implications of domestic crises of culture. It is because global education in universities and colleges involves dimensions of curricula adjustment, assessments and feedback, and communications among students, teachers, and the community. When multicultural education has global components that help students develop cosmopolitan attitudes and become effective world citizens, students are able to develop a multiple number of allegiances to their racial or ethnic group, their own nation, and the globe. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Cosmopolitan and/or Multicultural Education: Connections and Divergences
Eleni Oikonomidoy (Associate Professor of Multicultural Education, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA)

Chapter 2. White Privilege Misunderstood
Franklin Thompson (Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha, College of Education, Omaha, NE, USA)

Chapter 3. On Critical Performance Race Theory: Principles, Pedagogy, and Loving Community
Jeasik Cho (University of Wyoming, USA)

Chapter 4. A Comparison of Civic Values in the Curriculum Standards of China and the U. S.
Tao Wang and Anthony Longoria (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)

Chapter 5. The effects of Multiplicative and Convertible Capitals on Non-Chinese Language Minorities’ Accessing University in Hong Kong
Gao Fang (Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, The Education University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 6. Global Multiculturalism in Undergraduate Sociology Course: Analyzing Introductory Textbooks in the U.S.
Kyoung-Ho Shin (Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, USA)

Chapter 7. Empowering Female Teachers’ Roles in Promoting Multiculturalism in Malaysia
Khairul Aini Mohamed Jiri (Ministry of Education Malaysia)

Chapter 8. Ethnic and Language Diversity in Education: Approaches and Practices from Hungary
Erzsébet Csereklye (Eötvös University, Budapest, Institute for Intercultural Psychology and Eductaion, Hungary)

Chapter 9. The Multicultural Education for School Children in South Korea: Analysis, Issues, and Prospects
SeonMee Kim (Professor, Sunchon National University, Republic of Korea)

Chapter 10. Global Perspectives on Teacher Training
Kevin Oh, Natalie Nussli and Jason Davis (Department of Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco, California, USA, and others)


Audience: People who are studying and working in the teme of globalization, immigration, multicultuarl education, and multiculturalism. They are professionals, faculty in university, graduate students in the area.

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