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One of the major problems facing societies, in almost all parts of the world, is the inadequate accommodation of social equity with cultural diversity. The crisis emanating from neglect of this issue can be seen in all societies. The lack of discourse between the two systems, cultural and social, means that there are fewer shared ideologies, on the basis of which accommodations can be negotiated. The inadequacy of those responses is the issue addressed by this series of books. It seeks to contribute, through joint publication and the stimulation of greater discourse, to identify the pathways to a less selfish and parochial response to the continuing dilemma of equity and diversity. The particular concern of this third volume is with aspects of cultural diversity and cultural reproduction and especially the dilemma between equity and excellence. The cultural pluralism of the contributors manifests itself in a diversity of approaches to policy and practice in culturally diverse societies. The contributors review, critically discuss and seek to extend the theoretical and ideological assumptions, underlying policy and practice in their chosen field.
They pay particular attention to the identification of approaches, which can be protective or expressive of human rights, whilst at the same time engendering a recognition of the need also for social responsibility, national cohesion and the recognition of international responsibility.
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Falmer Press Ltd
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