Ethical education for a multicultural society: A sociological study of the potential of purpose-written curricular resource materials

Zabarjadi Sar, Hora (2016) Ethical education for a multicultural society: A sociological study of the potential of purpose-written curricular resource materials. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Multicultural social policies were formulated in Australia during the 1970s in response to challenges that had arisen the wake of a large-scale immigration program. Given recent intensification and diversification of immigrant intakes, however, understandings of multiculturalism have been contested repeatedly while new social demands have been made of the policy. In this context, questions have been raised about the adequacy of multicultural ethical education in Australian schools. These concern not only the type of ethics taught, but also the emphasis placed on ethics per se. This study emerges out of this context to look at the utility of using purpose-written philosophical materials– specifically, immigration-themed materials written by advocates of philosophy for children – for development of ethical understanding in multicultural Australia.

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ID Code: 92511
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Dooley, Karen, Tait, Gordon, & Tambyah, Mallihai
Keywords: multicultural education, Philosophy for children, Bernsteinian sociology of education, Existentialism, curriculum resource material
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2016 02:06
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 02:06

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