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Title: Intercultural education for a multicultural society : a case study of perceptions and responses to cultural diversity in a national primary school in Malaysia
Author: Mohamed-Hashim, Abdul Talib
ISNI:       0000 0001 3413 3109
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis seeks to investigate and understand perspectives held by a diverse group of people in a multicultural school setting in Malaysia. It examines the understanding of, and attitudes towards, cultural diversity of school administrators, teachers and students in a specific school setting. It also seeks to understand how cultural diversity is dealt with in this context and what are the perceived rationales underlying the approaches and strategies adopted by the school. The study draws on literature in the field of multi/interculturalism, and uses a qualitative case study approach employing a range of approaches including, primarily, interviews and observation The thesis examines the concept of cultural diversity as a social phenomenon and links current understanding of the phenomenon to that of the people involved, explaining how and why they think, respond and react the way they do.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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