Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Pp. Reagan presents a variety of traditions and demonstrates how they are as valuable as Western traditions. The book works to expand, not replace, current understandings of Western education, by examining approaches less familiar to Western education practitioners.
Multiculturalism in Australia Rifts within Australian society, right through history, whether between the continent's Indigenous people and the European settler population or, in recent times, inter-ethnic tension manifest in the form of riots, street violence and ethnic gangs  pose major challenges to multiculturalism in the country.
A nationalist, anti-mass immigration party, the One Nation Partywas formed by Pauline Hanson in the late s. The party enjoyed brief electoral success, most notably in its home state of Queenslandbut became electorally marginalized until its resurgence in In the late s, One Nation called for the abolition of multiculturalism alleging that it represented "a threat to the very basis of the Australian culture, identity and shared values", arguing that there was "no reason why migrant cultures should be maintained at the expense of our shared, national culture.
Andrew Robbthen Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, told a conference in November that some Australians worried the term "multicultural" had been transformed by interest groups into a philosophy that put "allegiances to original culture ahead of national loyalty, a philosophy which fosters separate development, a federation of ethnic cultures, not one community".
It works against quick and effective integration. Such discourse was employed in the election by the Coalition a formal alliance between the Liberal Party of Australia and the National Party of Australia as it expressed its views on immigration: Intellectual critique[ edit ] The earliest academic critics of multiculturalism in Australia were the philosophers Lachlan Chipman  and Frank Knopfelmacher sociologist Tanya Birrell  and the political scientist Raymond Sestito.
Sestito's arguments were based on the role of political parties. He argued that political parties were instrumental in pursuing multicultural policies, and that these policies would put strain on the political system and would not promote better understanding in the Australian community.
In his book All for AustraliaBlainey criticised multiculturalism for tending to "emphasise the rights of ethnic minorities at the expense of the majority of Australians" and also for tending to be "anti-British", even though "people from the United Kingdom and Ireland form the dominant class of pre-war immigrants and the largest single group of post-war immigrants.
He argued that "the evidence is clear that many multicultural societies have failed and that the human cost of the failure has been high" and warned that "we should think very carefully about the perils of converting Australia into a giant multicultural laboratory for the assumed benefit of the peoples of the world.
For the millions of Australians who have no other nation to fall back upon, multiculturalism is almost an insult. It threatens social cohesion.
It could, in the long-term, also endanger Australia's military security because it sets up enclaves which in a crisis could appeal to their own homelands for help. Blainey remained a persistent critic of multiculturalism into the s, denouncing multiculturalism as "morally, intellectually and economically The late historian John Hirst was another intellectual critic of multiculturalism.
Family, Ethnicity, and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migrationhas argued that multiculturalism forms "part of an ideological-administrative system that is helping swamp the Australian nation through ethnically diverse immigration.
Diversity is not the only deleterious side effect of multiculturalism. Another is to perpetuate population growth because immigration is part of the quid pro quo offered ethnic minorities in exchange for votes.
Perpetual large scale immigration cannot be sustained for well-rehearsed environmental reasons. In the end failure to regulate population growth causes severe suffering and social and economic dislocation.
It follows that multiculturalism should be counteracted as part of a responsible population policy. The conflict between the two policies is already evident. The charge of racism is often directed at recommendations for reducing immigration overall, even without changing the ethnic mix.
Cross-cultural comparisons reveal the wisdom of Australia's first prime minister Edmund Barton who believed that ethnic homogeneity must be the cornerstone of Australian nation-building. More ethnically homogeneous nations are better able to build public goods, are more democratic, less corrupt, have higher productivity and less inequality, are more trusting and care more for the disadvantaged, develop social and economic capital faster, have lower crime rates, are more resistant to external shocks, and are better global citizens, for example by giving more foreign aid.
Moreover, they are less prone to civil war, the greatest source of violent death in the twentieth century. The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canadaargues that official multiculturalism limits the freedom of minority members, by confining them to cultural and geographic ethnic enclaves.
Stoffman points out that many cultural practices, such as allowing dog meat to be served in restaurants and street cockfightingare simply incompatible with Canadian and Western culture. In Octoberamid a nationwide controversy about Thilo Sarrazin 's bestselling book Deutschland schafft sich ab " Germany is abolishing Itself "chancellor Angela Merkel of the conservative Christian Democratic Union judged attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany to have "failed, utterly failed".
This has added to a growing debate within Germany  on the levels of immigration, its effect on the country and the degree to which Muslim immigrants have integrated into German society. According to one poll around the time, one-third of Germans believed the country was "overrun by foreigners".
Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. July Italy has recently seen a substantial rise in immigration and an influx of African immigrants. Many intellectuals have opposed multiculturalism among those: Ida Magli, professor emeritus of cultural anthropology at the University of Rome.Flaws in non Western Education Essay Under: Essays As many know who had passed Geography in elementary school, the weather doesn’t behave the same In every part of the world.
Western and Eastern Educational Philosophies AMINUDDIN HASSAN, NUR SYUHADA JAMALUDIN, TAJULARIPIN SULAIMAN AND ROSELAN BAKI Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Abstract The idea and the notion of philosophy of education has been derived traditionally and modernly, became combined and simultaneously work .
Education at all levels and particularly in science and engineering, is viewed as a key to upward mobility in the still highly stratified Korean society. images which structure the way non-European cultures are seen in the western world.
New attempts to describe differences between western and non western cultures appear as a way of giving old categories a new look which can be better accepted. Today's education system is deeply flawed.
The education system's attempt to conform the way students think and control every aspect of their learning and life is causing more harm than good. Education in America is not as effective as it should be because of a number of problems inherent within the system.
Because of the way issues of political and social differences have infiltrated educational policy and decision-making, students are not being offered a sound way of dealing with diversity or understanding how to manage differences.