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ERIC Number: EJ902447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
EFL Education in the New Millennium: Focus on the Promotion of Awareness of Difference and Diversity
Forsman, Liselott
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v54 n5 p501-517 Oct 2010
This article addresses the changing role of the education of English as a Foreign Language by presenting results from a study aimed at problematizing and increasing the understanding of the inclusion of cultural aspects in the language classroom. The study from which this article is drawn consists of theoretical explorations into the field, linked to an action research project exploring the promotion of intercultural competence during the three years of lower secondary school of a class of 17 minority Swedish-speaking students in Finland (aged 13-15). The focus of this article is on one of the main areas explored in the study: the promotion of awareness of difference and diversity to help prevent and modify stereotypical views through a constructivist framework of learning, including the implementation of experiential and dialogical approaches in the classroom. (Contains 2 figures and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland