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An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Addressing the challenges of cultural diversity in our schools

Nina Burridge
Dr Burridge is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Technology, Sydney

Schools and teacher education institutions reflect the growing linguistic and religious diversity of our communities, and need to find ways to address both the challenges and opportunities they represent. These remain complex issues to negotiate, despite recent positive departmental policy statements on cultural diversity and decades of support for various multicultural education programs in schools. A recent study has explored how three government schools in New South Wales are responding to these changing times


Subject Headings

Multicultural education
Ethnic groups
New South Wales (NSW)