ERIC Number: EJ918302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
A Pedagogy for Global Understanding--Intercultural Dialogue: From Theory to Practice
Dulabaum, Nina L.
Policy Futures in Education, v9 n1 p104-108 2011
Given the current tensions and animosities between people of varying cultural and ethnic groups, intercultural dialogue, rooted in Europe's humanist tradition, offers a concrete strategy for fostering understanding, promoting tolerance and breaking down barriers based on stereotypes and xenophobic violence. As the world's population increases each year, so does the significance of peaceful coexistence. It is important for people to develop a sense of community and a desire to communicate non-violently with each other. Though the theory may appear simple, practical application is complex. This article explores the challenges of implementing intercultural dialogue in educational settings, referencing current research in higher education.
Descriptors: Global Education, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Differences, Humanism, Stereotypes, Ethnicity, Violence, Peace, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Research, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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