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dc.contributor.authorPoyatos Matas, Cristina Florenciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBridges, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.editorKathryn Otteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:50:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:50:02Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-04-30T06:33:16Z
dc.identifier.issn14479532en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22263
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces the new notion of 'multicultural capital', drawing on economic theory and sociology to illuminate empirical data from middle schools. This paper identifies five types of capital (physical capital, human capital, natural capital, social capital, and cultural capital) from the literature. Further, the authors integrate these five types of capital with notions of "culturally problematic" and "interculturally proactive" schools (Hickling Hudson, 2003) to assist the assessment of multicultural assets of schools. This qualitative, exploratory study reports three major findings. First, each school has its own unique multicultural capital and this influences whether a school can be described as "culturally problematic" or the degree to which it is "interculturally proactive". Second, principals and teachers play an important role in the conceptualisation of a school's multiculturalism. Third, analysis indicates that the multicultural capital of each school influences the pedagogic choices made thereby affecting how the school enacts what we see as a form of multicultural education. Finally, the article acknowledges the study's major limitation, which is the small size of the sample and its urban nature. Therefore further research is recommended to continue the discussion on multicultural capital initiated here.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCommon Grounden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://ijd.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.29/prod.663en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto17en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode339999en_US
dc.titleMulticultural Capital in Middle Schoolingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2008. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
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