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Coulby, David – Intercultural Education, 2011
In this essay I reflect on the role of intercultural education in an emerging global crisis. Education systems are characterised by both divergent and convergent impulses. Divergent impulses include tradition, nationalism and religion. Convergent impulses (isomorphism) include science and technology, culture (including the English language),…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Change, Climate, Political Power
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Coulby, David – Intercultural Education, 2008
This article attempts to show how a set of values associated with the Christian character of an English primary school support aspects of the science curriculum. Data are obtained from the chair of governors and school documents.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Elementary Education, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries
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Coulby, David – Intercultural Education, 2008
This paper commences with an examination of some of the destructive aspects of religion, past and present. Against this it sets the knowledge and tolerance advocated in the Enlightenment. It goes on to consider the current role of religion in some school systems. It concludes by considering the challenge that the institutionalization of religion…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Religion, Foreign Countries, Postmodernism
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Coulby, David – Intercultural Education, 2006
The paper examines the theoretical position of intercultural educational studies. It begins by stressing the vital importance of intercultural education and the progress that has been made in recent times. It then turns to the terminological shift that occurred two decades ago, from multicultural to intercultural education, which was accepted…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Educational Research