Multicultural Education in Glocal Perspectives

Policy and Institutionalization

  • Yun-Kyung Cha
  • Jagdish Gundara
  • Seung-Hwan Ham
  • Moosung Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yun-Kyung Cha, Jagdish Gundara, Seung-Hwan Ham, Moosung Lee
    Pages 1-7
  3. Global Institutionalization of Multicultural Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Yun-Kyung Cha, Seung-Hwan Ham, Kyung-Eun Yang
      Pages 11-21
    3. Francisco O. Ramirez, Patricia Bromley, Susan Garnett Russell
      Pages 23-39
  4. National/Local Dynamics in Multicultural Education

  5. Global and Local Possibilities in Multicultural Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Yun-Kyung Cha, Seung-Hwan Ham, Hara Ku, Moosung Lee
      Pages 169-181
    3. Yun-Kyung Cha, Jagdish Gundara, Seung-Hwan Ham, Moosung Lee
      Pages 215-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-223

About this book


This conceptually rich and empirically grounded book draws upon expertise from a panel of emerging and established international scholars to explore the institutionalization and effect of multicultural education on a global scale. Previous studies of multicultural education have largely ignored the significance of understanding the combination of multiple sociopolitical influences on multicultural education in both policy and practice. Filling this void, this book sheds light on the two main reasons for taking a “glocal” perspective on multicultural education. First, children should be provided with meaningful learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to live in a culturally and ethno-linguistically diverse society, where the distinction between the local and the global is becoming blurred. Second, understanding both the “global grammar” and the “local semantics” of multicultural education helps researchers and policy-makers grasp the whole picture of multicultural education as an evolving social construct and phenomenon. This new book provokes a new round of discussion and research to expand and enrich our inquiry into cultural diversity and educational inclusion.


Multicultural education diversity in education educational equity educational policy glocal contexts institutional analysis multicultural citizenship multicultural policy multicultural society

Editors and affiliations

  • Yun-Kyung Cha
    • 1
  • Jagdish Gundara
    • 2
  • Seung-Hwan Ham
    • 3
  • Moosung Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EducationHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of EducationHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.University of CanberraCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2220-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2222-7
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