REFLECTION: Promoting and Advancing Multicultural Dialogues in Education

This article addresses debates around current multicultural dialogues in education. It also plots the journey of the promotion of an edited collection on this area which has been supported by The Dialogue Society (Race 2018). The article begins with contextual sections on the concepts of multiculturalism and interculturalism in education. Contemporary and relevant events such as Brexit, Prevent and the Shamima Begum case are considered. Several academic events, one organised by The Dialogue Society, are examined to see how dialogues are promoted within the academy to underline the continued importance of multicultural dialogues in education.

Richard Race

Seniour Lecturer, Roehampton University

Richard Race has taught Education Studies (Keele University, St. Mary's University, London Metropolitan University) and (Applied) Social Sciences (Keele University; Liverpool John Moores University; Roehampton University).