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Migliarini, Valentina – Intercultural Education, 2017
This paper intends to address the challenges that the Italian education system is facing in terms of policies and practices relating to dis/abled asylum-seeking and refugee children, in order to make sense of the politics of daily life inside schools and the network of social services for forced migrants, and to pay renewed attention to the notion…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Refugees, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory
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Beauregard, Caroline; Papazian-Zohrabian, Garine; Rousseau, Cécile – Intercultural Education, 2017
Identity construction can be very complex for refugee children, especially for Palestinian refugee children. For refugee children, organised violence and immigration are important parts of their life experience that can lead to trauma, which in turn influences how they construct their collective identity. Schools have to consider this specific…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Trauma, Refugees, Foreign Countries
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Pastoor, Lutine de Wal – Intercultural Education, 2017
This article explores unaccompanied young refugees' participation in various learning contexts beyond school. Drawing from a qualitative study based on interviews with unaccompanied young refugees, educators and social workers in Norway, the findings emphasise the need for a holistic approach to refugee education in and across contexts of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Context Effect, Migrant Education, Relocation
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Vecchio, Lindsay; Dhillon, Karamjeet K.; Ulmer, Jasmine B. – Intercultural Education, 2017
In the current moment of social, political, economic and environmental disquiet, unprecedented numbers of children have been forced to leave their homes and settle in new communities. As schools worldwide receive increasing numbers of refugee youth, there is a pressing need for thoughtful educational research that inquires into the unique…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth Programs, Research Methodology, Visual Aids
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López-Bech, Laura; Zúñiga, Rodolfo – Intercultural Education, 2017
As new stories from asylum seekers and refugees permeate the reality of European societies today, a whole new set of challenges and opportunities arise for building a common sense of belonging. Spaces for intercultural dialogue become crucial in connecting us all in a way that allows us to discover "the other" through our own process of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Refugees, Sense of Community, Intercultural Programs
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Hayward, Maria – Intercultural Education, 2017
Refugees almost invariably have a history of traumatic experience and significant loss. However, for some, therapy is neither a practical nor a readily available solution and for others, it may present further challenges in terms of stigma or cultural inappropriateness. On the other hand, a classroom is generally considered unthreatening and, as…
Descriptors: Refugees, Milieu Therapy, Intervention, Migrant Programs
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Malazonia, David; Maglakelidze, Shorena; Chiabrishvili, Nino; Chiabrishvili, Maia – Intercultural Education, 2017
The National Curricula of Georgia emphasises the importance of intercultural education only in a declarative way. This article investigates how specific activities can contribute to the development of intercultural competences in a diverse environment. We conclude that additional training resources are critical for the development of those…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education
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Robinson, Daniel B.; Barrett, Joe; Robinson, Ingrid – Intercultural Education, 2017
This article reports on results from a qualitative study of a two-week international internship for pre-service and in-service physical education (PE) teachers in a developing nation (Belize). Relying upon data from questionnaires that were administered before and after the short-term international internship, participants' perspectives related to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Denson, Nida; Ovenden, Georgia; Wright, Lesley; Paradies, Yin; Priest, Naomi – Intercultural Education, 2017
Intercultural understanding (ICU) is becoming an essential part of living and contributing effectively in our increasingly diverse society. In fact, ICU is a key capability in the Australian schooling curriculum, alongside other general capabilities such as numeracy and literacy. While there are current instruments assessing ICU, there is little…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Factor Structure
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Savva, Maria – Intercultural Education, 2017
Teacher participation in cross-cultural experiences is often associated with the broadening of perspectives and increased intercultural sensitivity. While these qualities provide an overarching and important framework for intercultural development, they remain highly abstract. What exactly do we mean when we refer to these qualities? And in what…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness, Cross Cultural Training, Interviews
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Tran, Ly Thi; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong – Intercultural Education, 2017
Despite the significant body of literature on international students' intercultural development, the core issue of how they see their own responsibility in transnational intercultural spaces is largely neglected. This paper addresses this paucity by examining the intercultural responsibility perceived by international students. It is based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Student Responsibility, Student Attitudes
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Filippou, Kalypso; Kallo, Johanna; Mikkilä-Erdmann, Mirjamaija – Intercultural Education, 2017
This paper employs an intercultural perspective to examine students' views on master's thesis supervision and the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and students. The 302 respondents who answered the online questionnaire were enrolled in international master's degree programmes in four Finnish universities. The study revealed asymmetric…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Masters Theses
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Thomas, Paul; Røthing, Åse – Intercultural Education, 2017
This study concerns itself with a classroom project in English class where the film "Bend it Like Beckham" was shown to two multicultural classes in a high school in Oslo, Norway, with a view towards exploring students' understandings and attitudes towards gender. Using an ethnographic methodology informed by feminist approaches,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Films, High School Students
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Aguado-Odina, Teresa; Mata-Benito, Patricia; Gil-Jaurena, Inés – Intercultural Education, 2017
Education is suffering from the consequences of strengthening neoliberal policies, which impose an education model that serves the interests of the hegemonic economic system. The market rationale is being implemented in schools, moving the interests from equity to efficiency, from equal opportunities to performance. Starting from setting out a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Social Justice, Ethics
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Sandoval Rivera, Juan Carlos A.; Mendoza-Zuany, Rosa Guadalupe – Intercultural Education, 2017
This article proposes the articulation of intercultural education and sustainability, linking the recognition of cultural diversity to socio-environmental concerns. This implies transcending formal education and classrooms; moving towards educational modalities that could impact people of different ages, and levels of scholastic achievement, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Sustainability, Informal Education
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