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ERIC Number: EJ1105055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Multicultural Education in Finland: Renewed Intercultural Competencies to the Rescue?
Dervin, Fred; Paatela-Nieminen, Martina; Kuoppala, Kaisa; Riitaoja, Anna-Leena
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v14 n3 2012
This paper reviews discourses on multicultural education and the concept of intercultural competencies in the European and Nordic country of Finland. We focus on their present uses and perceptions by decision-makers, researchers, and also student teachers. Some prognosis for the future is made based on a short case study from art teacher education in this context. The case study represents an approach that replaces an understanding of intercultural competencies only grounded in knowledge with an approach grounded in criticality. In this way, the article represents an attempt to evaluate how intercultural competencies can and should be reconceptualised in global scholarship today.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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