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ERIC Number: EJ790817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Engaging with Diversity: The Construction of Policy for Intercultural Education in Italy
Liddicoat, Anthony J.; Diaz, Adriana
Intercultural Education, v19 n2 p137-150 Apr 2008
Italy has become a destination for immigration, and this has had an impact on the linguistic and cultural diversity of school populations. In response to this changing profile, Italy has developed a series of language-in-education policies for meeting the needs of immigrant children. This paper traces the development of these policies and examines the ways in which the linguistic and cultural education of immigrants has been conceptualized. It traces a movement from policies relating to language and integration to intercultural education with a focus on developing the intercultural abilities of the entire population. At the same time, Italy's language-in-education policies, while responding to the changed social profile resulting from immigration, have marginalized some aspects of immigrant children's educational needs. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy