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UW-Madison's Bal co-edits new book, 'Learning from Difference'

April 27, 2016

UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal is the co-editor of a recently published book titled, "Learning from Difference: Comparative Accounts of Multicultural Education."

Bal PublicationAccording to the book’s abstract, this publication analyzes "the experiences of multicultural education in nine very different international settings, uncovering insights from a vast variety of educational contexts."

The abstract adds: "Taking a multi-critical approach in reporting and discussing problems faced by increasingly multicultural and multilingual societies, the nine case studies reflect radically different assumptions about what counts as ‘difference’ and what should be the appropriate ways for education systems to respond to differences.”

Bal is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, and a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

The book also is edited by Joseph Lo Bianco.