ERIC Number: ED368666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Programme of Experiments in Intercultural Education from 1986 to 1991. Final Educational Evaluation.
Perotti, Antonio; And Others
This document reports on a five year series of experiments in intercultural education. The main lessons emerging from the project are summarized under four headings: (1) the new frame of reference in analyzing the problem; (2) new concepts and new educational aims and content; (3) results and limitations of the experiments in relation to the new frame of reference; and (4) prospects and proposed approaches. The document discusses a previous program that was developed to deal with the problems of educating the children of migrant workers in European countries. The need for a different system has developed as more migrants have settled permanently outside of their country of origin. With the increasing number of children who are born abroad, the concern is no longer merely for the school system to take into account the specific needs of one category of pupils, but to adapt teaching to the new requirements imposed by the multicultural, multidenominational, and often multiethnic context of society. In response to this need for conceptual refocusing, the realization emerged that training teachers in intercultural education was an important factor in constructing a Europe going beyond economic concerns. The new experiments had to be intended for all children whether local or immigrant, focused on a close link between cognition and education, respond to collective and individual needs, and aimed at integrating the child into the community, among other concerns. The results of the experiments included production of methodical working documents, placing in context certain experiments, collaboration between teachers and parents, and linking education at different levels. (DK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Cooperation, International Education, Migrant Children, Migrant Education
Council of Europe, F-67006, Strasbourg Cedex France.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).