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ERIC Number: EJ818163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Education and Major Cultural Incidents in Society: September 11 and Dutch Education
Veugelers, Wiel; Derriks, Mechtild; de Kat, Ewoud
Journal of Peace Education, v3 n2 p235-249 Sep 2006
Education is a dynamic cultural process to which individuals contribute their cultural identity and in which they enter into dialogue with each other. Each participant gives a personal meaning to the subject matter and to the interpersonal behavior norms. The question in this article is: what does education perceive of major cultural incidents in society like 9/11, how does education respond to them, and how does education anticipate such matters? The research shed light on how the pedagogical principle of active diversity can be translated into educational practice under these new conditions and how the differences between cultures interact. Boundaries for working with diversity are identified. The research also shed light on how public schools respond to situations of this kind, and what recommendations can be made. The article is based on interviews with teachers and vice-principals in Dutch secondary education. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States