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Mlynarczuk-Sokolowska, Anna – Intercultural Education, 2022
This article focuses on children's opinions (aged 7-12) regarding their views on intercultural non-formal education activities carried out by Polish non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The study was conducted through unstructured interviews, with 65 participants. The results of the research show that, thanks to its character (active learning),…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Nonformal Education, Childrens Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Strugielska, Ariadna; Piatkowska, Katarzyna – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper reports an international project which took place at Nicolaus Copernicus University, where students and teachers from four European universities met for a two-week summer school. The main objective was to develop intercultural competence of teachers of English as a foreign language and their ability to demonstrate this skill during an…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Summer Programs
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Broeder, Peter; Kistemaker, Mariska – Intercultural Education, 2015
Students' lack of school success often lies in the differences between the language used at home and the "school language" they are required to use at school. A framework was drawn up in which five domains are distinguished where specific problems might be located: language-internal aspects (mastery of vocabulary, grammar, etc.),…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Student Diversity, Language Acquisition
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Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Jolanta; Szuchta, Robert – Intercultural Education, 2014
In many European countries, disparities have grown between history and the memory of the Holocaust. Debates on Polish-Jewish relations during the Holocaust and empirical studies in the field of education reveal that there is a gap between research and education. The emphasis in this paper is on the content of new history textbooks published after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, European History, War
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Wach, Aleksandra – Intercultural Education, 2013
Computer-based technologies, including various forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC), provide L2 users with opportunities to engage in intercultural interactions which may promote the development of their intercultural communicative competence. The article reports the findings of a study that investigated how beyond-the-classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gross, Magdalena H. – Intercultural Education, 2013
This article highlights the role of teachers in confronting traumatic, hidden wartime histories in communities traumatized by them. The study illuminates patterns based on field observations, emails, and surveys of 60 teachers who participated in a Holocaust teacher preparation program in Poland during the summer of 2010. The teachers surveyed…
Descriptors: Jews, Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Hiller, Gundula Gwenn; Wozniak, Maja – Intercultural Education, 2009
The European University Viadrina located on the German-Polish border, with a high number of international students, was founded to promote the "growing-together" of Europe. Despite those aims, it is becoming more evident that international institutions must develop special strategies to sensitize their members on an intercultural level…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Program Development
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Bleszynska, Krystyna M. – Intercultural Education, 2008
This paper examines the meta-theoretical status, basic determinants, interests, conditions and directives of theory development in contemporary intercultural education (IE). It identifies functions and main objectives of IE at the macro-, mezzo- and micro-levels of society, interdisciplinary approaches associated with the discipline, as well as…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Comparative Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Migration
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Kjellin, Margareta Sandstrom; Stier, Jonas – Intercultural Education, 2008
The aim of the paper is to present and discuss a Report from a Comenius 2.1 project, aimed at developing teachers' interpersonal, intercultural, social and civic competence. The study presented in the report was a multiple case study, and the methods for collecting data were focus group dialogues (with 34 teacher students), one video recording in…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Sercu, Lies – Intercultural Education, 2006
It has now become commonplace to state that foreign language learning should be viewed in an intercultural perspective. The main objective of foreign language education is no longer defined strictly in terms of the acquisition of communicative competence. Teachers are now required to teach intercultural communicative competence. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication