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ERIC Number: ED533156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 255
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-3-0343-1157-1
Intercultural Policies and Education
Goncalves, Susana, Ed.; Carpenter, Markus A., Ed.
Peter Lang Bern
Intercultural Policies and Education is concerned with educational challenges in multicultural societies. Educational policies, practices and strategies for fruitful coexistence in the multicultural school and classroom are explored and analysed through a collection of chapters designed and selected to provide readers with international, multidisciplinary and multidimensional perspectives on the topic. The first section of the book is focused on intercultural policies, pedagogy and curriculum, addressing aspects of interest to school management, like teacher recruitment, the internet, intercultural communication at school from a philosophical point of view. Further, the first part deals with the influence of phenomena such as globalization and includes an analysis of universalism and cosmopolitanism. The second part entails more specific approaches to education, the school and coexistence, by addressing a number of cases from European schools and results from educational projects, thus complementing the theoretical and conceptual framework presented in the first section. This collection of essays and case studies presents a reasonably comprehensive picture of the situation in Europe and contributes to a better understanding of pluralism in society and especially in school. Contents include: (1) Foreword (Susana Goncalves and Markus A. Carpenter); (2) Recruiting and supporting teachers from diverse backgrounds (Alistair Ross); (3) Education facing the flow of information, cultural pluralism and equity (Zacharie Zachariev); (4) Intercultural Education: From optimistic theory to challenging practice (Vinko Zidaric); (5) Different culture for new times at university (Miguel Perez Ferra and Rocio Quijano Lopez); (6) The necessity of building multicultural skills in European education and acculturation issues (Marzena Dymek Maciejewska and Katarzyna Curylo); (7) Marxism without apologies: Five theses on globalization and universality (Chan Nin and Chan Kwok-Bun); (8) Diversity and the city (Susana Goncalves); (9) Being a student abroad: The sojourner experience (Marta Fulop and Nora Sebestyen); (10) Cultural diversity, Intercultural Education and initial teacher-training in Spain (Gloria Rojas, Inmaculada Alemany, and Laila Mohamed); (11) Citizenship in Between: Local and global scopes of European citizenship in Swedish education policy (Maria Olson); (12) Towards the plurilinguistic competence (Ma de los Angeles Jimenez Jimenez and Ana M. Rico-Martin); and (13) Paradox of liberalism: Citizenship education in Denmark (Tore Bernt Sorensen).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Spain; Sweden