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Article: Learning about the other: Cultural difference and American education

TitleLearning about the other: Cultural difference and American education
Authors
KeywordsAmerican Politics
Culture
Difference
Education
Educational Theory
Islam
Issue Date2007
PublisherCommon Ground. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.socialsciences-journal.com
Citation
International Journal Of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2007, v. 2 n. 4, p. 478-484 How to Cite?
AbstractIgnorance about Islam and the Middle East remains widespread in the United States, and while the role of mainstream media is regularly scrutinized, the role of formal education in dissolving common prejudice and enabling international understanding is normally overlooked. This paper considers the potential educational need posed by American ignorance about Islam and the Middle East, focusing on three major interrelated questions. First, what is known about Islam by Americans today? Second, what factors - political, cultural, institutional, and so on - enable widespread ignorance about Islam and the Middle East on the part of average, educated American citizens? Third, how might formal education allow for greater cross-cultural/multi-cultural understanding of societies outside the United States? In answering these questions, the author considers various theories of cross-cultural interaction (from the "clash of civilizations" to Foucauldian knowledge/ power and Orientalism) as well as contemporary educational theories on multiculturalism and the politics of education. © Common Ground, Liz Jackson, All Rights Reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161274
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.104
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dc.description.abstractIgnorance about Islam and the Middle East remains widespread in the United States, and while the role of mainstream media is regularly scrutinized, the role of formal education in dissolving common prejudice and enabling international understanding is normally overlooked. This paper considers the potential educational need posed by American ignorance about Islam and the Middle East, focusing on three major interrelated questions. First, what is known about Islam by Americans today? Second, what factors - political, cultural, institutional, and so on - enable widespread ignorance about Islam and the Middle East on the part of average, educated American citizens? Third, how might formal education allow for greater cross-cultural/multi-cultural understanding of societies outside the United States? In answering these questions, the author considers various theories of cross-cultural interaction (from the "clash of civilizations" to Foucauldian knowledge/ power and Orientalism) as well as contemporary educational theories on multiculturalism and the politics of education. © Common Ground, Liz Jackson, All Rights Reserved.en_HK
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dc.subjectAmerican Politicsen_HK
dc.subjectCultureen_HK
dc.subjectDifferenceen_HK
dc.subjectEducationen_HK
dc.subjectEducational Theoryen_HK
dc.subjectIslamen_HK
dc.titleLearning about the other: Cultural difference and American educationen_HK
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