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ERIC Number: EJ781880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
The Social Mediation of Learning in Multiethnic Schools: Introduction
de Abreu, Guida; Elbers, Ed
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v20 n1 p3-11 2005
The ethnic diversity within schools is a major challenge for education in most European countries. The diversity of cultural backgrounds of students and parents leads to new transitions, enables new forms of participation, and demands the creation of new concepts, values and practices. Processes of mediation have a vital place in the required developments. The contributions to this issue study the relationship between learning and social mediation on three levels: (1) the mediating role of cultural tools, in particular language and the curriculum, (2) the role of peers and teachers in the appropriation of cultural tools by minority students, and (3) the mediating role of social representations in the shaping of students' identities at school.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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