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Amerian, Majid; Tajabadi, Azar – Intercultural Education, 2020
Textbooks used in foreign language instruction cannot be simply separated from cultural contexts because the mere study of the abstract system of language does not equip learners with the required knowledge, skill, and attitudes to interact effectively and meaningfully in real situations. This is the premise of the intercultural approach that aims…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Burn, J. A.; Crezee, I.; Hastwell, K.; Brugh, E.; Harison, R. – Intercultural Education, 2014
This article will examine first-language (L1) maintenance among adult learners attending English classes at a tertiary institution in New Zealand. The sample consisted of refugee background students enrolled in a Training Opportunities Program aimed at developing literacy and numeracy skills as well as preparation for civic involvement. The data…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Maintenance, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hayward, Maria; U-Mackey, Alice – Intercultural Education, 2013
Migrants and refugees settling permanently in a new country face significant social, linguistic and cultural challenges. However, they also bring intercultural strengths and skills which, if acknowledged and enhanced, can support successful settlement and inclusion in a pluralistic society. This paper describes the underpinning rationale and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Land Settlement, Foreign Countries
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Beveridge, Lorraine; McLeod, Julie Hinde – Intercultural Education, 2009
The action learning project described tells about one primary school's journey in addressing issues of social justice and equity in relation to Aboriginal education in Australia. The setting was a new regional primary school in New South Wales, Australia. The school needed to get Aboriginal Education on the agenda, in line with the mandatory…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Indigenous Populations, Picture Books, Experiential Learning
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Koehler, Maryan – Intercultural Education, 2009
This paper presents research on the current debate in the Netherlands regarding integration and the teaching of 'norms and values' to adult newcomers. Data consisting of national and local (city of Rotterdam) integration policy documents and interviews with those influential in policy making were analyzed using a grounded theory approach. The…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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Gorski, Paul C. – Intercultural Education, 2008
Despite unquestionably good intentions on the part of most people who call themselves intercultural educators, most intercultural education practice supports, rather than challenges, dominant hegemony, prevailing social hierarchies, and inequitable distributions of power and privilege. In this essay I describe a philosophy of decolonizing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Critical Theory