Diversity and Unity

Diversity and Unity
Diversity and Unity
The role of higher education in building democracy
M Cross, N Cloete, E Beckham, A Harper, J Indiresan and C Musil (eds)
0-636-04184-0
1999
244
R80

DESCRIPTION

Culture, identity and citizenship are constantly rethought, recreated and contested. These processes are particularly acute in three countries involved in this tri-national project: South Africa, India and the United Sates. The volume reviews these processes in theory and practice with particular emphasis on current critical approaches to multiculturalism and identity construction, and how this is mediated by factors such as gender, race ethnicity and caste.

The book adds new dimensions and more recent directions to the issues already discussed in CHET's first volume of its series on curriculum transformation in higher education: Knowledge, Identity and Curriculum Transformation in Africa.

 

CONTENTS

Foreword

Albie Sachs

Preface by Nico Cloete, Michael Cross and Edgar F Beckham

Participants' acknowledgements

 

SECTION I: INTRODUCTORY ISSUES

1. Introduction by Edgar F Beckham

 

SECTION II: UNITY AND DIVERSITY

2. De-centring conceptions of campus diversity by Alison Bernstein

3. Culture, identity and the role of higher education in building democracy in South Africa by Nico Cloete, Michael Cross, Johan Muller and Sury Pillay

4. Democracy, plorality and the Indian university by Shiv Visvanathan

5. Gender, citizenship and diversity by Shireen Hassim and Amanda Gouws

 

SECTION III: CONTEXTUAL ISSUES

6. From exclusion toward inclusion: the struggle for diversity in American higher education by Richard H Brown and William E Kirwan

7. Campus-community linkages: a dialogue on diversity by Jaya Indiresan

8. Strategic evaluation: an imperative for the future of campus diversity by Daryl G Smith

9. Community outreach and the college curriculum by Sharada Nayak

 

SECTION IV: CONCLUDING ISSUES

10. Avoiding closure and challenging frameworks by Michael Cross and Nico Cloete

 

Appendix A - Agenda: Trinational seminar on campus diversity, South Africa, March 1998

Appendix B - Participants