Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Education: Cross-Cultural Understandings

Year: 2009

Author: Zajda, Joseph, Zajda, Rea

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Globalisation has affected the nature of the debate in educational inequalities along the dimensions of race, ethnicity and gender in the global economy. By focusing on the competing discourses surrounding global dimensions of race, ethnicity and gender in education and their consequences for life chances for billions of individuals affected, we need to evaluate critically both the reasons and outcomes of dominant ideologies, the power of tradition, and neo-feudal characteristics of certain nations. Despite some advances that have been made during the last two decades to eliminate discrimination of the grounds of race, ethnicity, and gender, discrimination still persists in numerous countries. This paper analyses current issues in race, ethnicity and gender in education.