S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) SNU Journal of Education Research SNU Journal of Education Research vol.23 (2014)
Reimagining multicultural education: Postcolonial approach
- Kim, Jaegeun; Cho, Youngdal
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 교육종합연구원
- SNU Journal of Education Research, Vol.23, pp. 25-49
- This paper tries to re-imagine the multicultural education with the theoretical perspective of postcolonialism. For this end, we have reviewed what colonialism and postcolonialism means and the three most famous postcolonial theorists: Frantz Fanon, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak. After that, contemporary multicultural education and its limits are examined, which finally leads to the re-imagination of education from postcolonial perspective. Based on the thorough theoretical inquiry on contemporary and postcolonial education, we have suggested the following paradigm shifts: First, shift from cultural diversity to cultural difference. Second, shift from nationalistic dualism to hybridized multicultural citizenship. Lastly we have re-imagined the future of education, which consists of the following four aspects: Curriculum, students, teachers, and evaluation.