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ERIC Number: EJ822455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Intercultural Education in Europe: Epistemological and Semantic Aspects
Portera, Agostino
Intercultural Education, v19 n6 p481-491 Dec 2008
This article analyses the role of educational opportunity in a time of globalisation, a new economy and life in a multicultural society, and gives an epistemological and semantic account of the concept "intercultural education", distinguishing it from multicultural and transcultural education. Starting with a historic overview of various conceptualisations of meetings/clashes among people with different linguistic, religious, cultural or ethnic features, distinctive theoretical elaborations are reviewed, above all in a European context and in the educational field. After outlining the development of intercultural education (main contents, methods and objectives, as well as limits), this article supports the thesis that education, in an intercultural sense, is currently the most appropriate answer to globalisation and interdependence. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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