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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

About the editors

Yun-Kyung Cha is a professor of education at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. He is a founding member and former president of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education. He is currently the chief editor of its international journal, Multicultural Education Review. He has also been a member of the Korean government’s advisory and monitoring committees, including the Multicultural Family Policy Committee and the Immigration Policy Committee.

Jagdish Gundara holds the UNESCO Chair in International Studies and Teacher Education and is emeritus professor of education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. He has also been the director of the International Centre for Intercultural Studies at the Institute of Education since 1979. He is a founding member and the current president of the International Association of Intercultural Education. He is also a member of UNICEF UK’s Board of Trustees.

Seung-Hwan Ham is an assistant professor of education at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. His scholarly interests focus on school organization and multi-layered institutional arrangements, especially in relation to their effects on educational equity and wellbeing for diverse students. Before joining Hanyang University, he taught at Michigan State University and worked as a research professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology. 

Moosung Lee is the youngest Centenary Professor at the University of Canberra. Prior to joining the University of Canberra, he was an associate professor and founding deputy director of the Education Policy Unit at the University of Hong Kong. He has published widely in high-quality academic forums, in the areas of educational leadership and administration, urban education, and comparative education. He received the AERA’s Emerging Scholar Award (Division A) in 2015.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multicultural Education in Glocal Perspectives
  • Book Subtitle Policy and Institutionalization
  • Editors Yun-Kyung Cha
    Jagdish Gundara
    Seung-Hwan Ham
    Moosung Lee
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-2220-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9564-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-2222-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 223
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Sociology of Education
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