Multicultural Education: Raj's Story Using A Curricular Conceptual Lens of The Particular

Oct. 20, 2008

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 24, Issue 7, October 2008, Pages 1705-1716

In this study, the authors employ a curricular conceptual lens of the particular to explore the experience of multicultural education from the perspective of an immigrant student, Raj.
Using a school-based narrative inquiry approach, the authors learn about Raj's experiences at the intersections of immigration and settlement, adaptation and assimilation, English-language acquisition, unemployment, poverty, family violence, and family relocation.
The authors employ Dewey's theory of experience, Connelly and Clandinin's understanding of curriculum as experience, and theory of the particular as theoretical frameworks upon which to examine and analyze interactions and events.

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