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ERIC Number: EJ1174058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
International Week in a Norwegian School. A Qualitative Study of the Participant Perspective
Dewilde, Joke; Kjørven, Ole Kolbjørn; Skaret, Anne; Skrefsrud, Thor-André
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v62 n3 p474-486 2018
This article explores an international week in a Norwegian primary school from the perspective of the different participants. Such international weeks are typically organized in connection with the United Nations Day, to contribute towards the school's aims of inclusion and social justice. Whereas research literature has been critical towards such weeks, using terms such as "exotification" and "hall-way multiculturalism," there has been little research on international weeks from the participants' perspectives. This qualitative case study of a single week both confirms and challenges the research literature's critical stance. On the one hand, these weeks may seem to be only "happenings"; on the other hand, they potentially promote critical reflection about cultural identities, connecting schools and local communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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