|Author(s)||Maylor, U., Ross, A., Rollock, N.|
|Editor||A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World|
Multicultural education in the UK is examined as part of a project analysing multicultural teacher education in Poland, France, Greece, Iceland and the UK. There is a long history of immigration of many minority ethnic communities (8%, half born in the UK). Settlement patterns are uneven, and teachers working in predominantly ‘white’ areas are less likely to understand ethnic diversity or have experienced interaction with different cultures. Initiatives and examples of good practice are explored: for some, multiculturalism is already ‘a way of life’, but those in more monocultural areas are still working towards this. Good initiatives have leaders who understand the context: commitment, institutional ethos and willingness to engage with issues are more significant than the actual activities.