A SURVEY OF CHANGES INTRODUCED INTO SCHOOL CURRICULAR FROM THE POSITION OF MULTICULTURALISM
The article deals with a coverage and analysis of experience of Britain school authorities in implementing the principle of multiculturalism in the curriculum of key 3 and 4 stage of studying. The author begins with an analysis of the term ‘multiculturalism’, stating that the term is now widely used in scientific works of European researchers, while the term policulturalism that is used in Ukrainian discourse, is only a translation of it. Further on, the article describes the views of European scientists on the notion of ‘culture’, which, according to them, is a changeable and flexible phenomenon, and can accumulate and absorb phenomena that belong to different cultures. The author’s aim in writing this article was to spread the knowledge about how school curricular in the UK and principles of teachers’ training have changed in order to disseminate and implement ideas of multiculturalism in school training. These changes include equal and honest representation of diverse scientific ideas and views highlighting the contribution of all nations in the global culture and science. The article also underlines that there are 2 sides in the process of implementing multiculturalism, and one should not exaggerate the idea of European values contrary to local ones. The arcticle emphasizes the necessity of adopting the results of the mentioned research, made in British schools, to the educational environment of Ukraine, including such steps as: implementing the notion of multiculturalism into all the documentation that concerns school education, providing teachers with a proper training and resources, and forming the image of an Ukrainian as a representative of a multi-cultured and multinational nation that is united by common national values.