Understanding the social practices of exclusion in the context of Canadian multiculturalism and acknowledging the importance of multiculturalism in Canadian school curriculum
thesisposted on 24.05.2021, 13:22 authored by Almara Enriquez
This paper provides an overview of Canadian multiculturalism, whereby the presented literature depicts considerable issues of social exclusion and a troubling Canadian perspective towards multiculturalism, integration and immigration. This study seeks therefore to enable an understanding of social exclusion in the context of Canadian multiculturalism. Furthermore, in the attempt to make multiculturalism ideologies and policies translate into concrete social practices of inclusion, this paper proposes that the school curriculum, particularly the civics realm, should take further responsibility in implementing measures that guarantee an effective understanding and valuing of multiculturalism and diversity, for all Canadian citizens. An improved multicultural education may facilitate inter-ethnic coexistence and integration in a society that inhabits a diverse population, thus raising the level of awareness and embracement of multiculturalism policies, ideologies and practices in society.
DegreeMaster of Arts
ProgramImmigration and Settlement Studies
Granting InstitutionRyerson University
LAC Thesis TypeThesis
Civics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- CanadaMulticultural education -- Canada -- CurriculaMinorities -- Education (Secondary) -- CanadaCurriculum planning -- CanadaEducational change -- CanadaInclusive education -- CanadaSocial integration -- CanadaMulticulturalism -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Canada