ERIC Number: EJ720977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Reference Count: 48
Interculturalizing Education in Bulgaria: The Contribution of the National Helpdesk for Intercultural Learning Materials
Fay, Richard; Davcheva, Leah
Intercultural Education, v16 n4 p331-350 Oct 2005
Whilst there has been extensive discussion of the models and policies concerning intercultural education in Bulgaria, there has been to date surprisingly little work undertaken regarding the potential contribution of Bulgarian school textbooks across the curriculum towards the objectives of intercultural education. The National Helpdesk for Intercultural Learning Materials has been established to address this need. In this article, we describe the context against which the Helpdesk needs to be understood before discussing its mission statement, evaluation model, textbook evaluation project and ongoing activities. This article reports on the establishment and initial activities of the Helpdesk for Intercultural Learning Materials ("Helpdesk") in Bulgaria. It views the emerging contribution of the Helpdesk for intercultural education in Bulgaria against a backdrop of: (a) the Bulgarian socio-politico-historical context; and (b) developments within the wider intercultural education arena in Bulgaria since 1991. It begins by reviewing the establishment of the Helpdesk, and then locating it within the established discourses of intercultural education in Bulgaria. It then presents the Helpdesk's mission statement and evaluation model before illustrating the work of the Helpdesk through its first textbook reviewing project and its ongoing activities.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Multicultural Education, Textbook Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Information Seeking, Resource Centers
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Identifiers - Location: Bulgaria