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Annette Lohbeck – Intercultural Education, 2024
By focusing on 179 elementary school children, the present cross-sectional questionnaire study aimed to examine gender and immigrant-native differences in competence and affect self-concepts as well as academic achievement and the relations of those two self-concept components to academic achievement in the domains of mathematics and German.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Self Concept, Mathematics Achievement
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Åsa Bjuhr; Annbritt Palo; Lena Manderstedt – Intercultural Education, 2024
In Sweden, curricula and syllabi for education are politically determined after public consultations. Thus, these educational documents are discursive trade-offs reflecting research, traditions in the educational system, and political ideologies. This study maps the discourses in the syllabus for Sami as L1 mother tongue for preschool class-Year…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Native Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Ali Elhami; Anita Roshan – Intercultural Education, 2024
Muslims may not experience integration or assimilation in European countries, as they have certain values regarding hijab, eating restrictions, and lifestyle. They may therefore face more challenges than other migrants. With the insight that religiosity may have an impact on migrants' national and/or ethnic identities, we look at the role of…
Descriptors: Religion, Immigrants, Ethnicity, Self Concept
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Ruano, Bruna; Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia – Intercultural Education, 2023
This paper reflects on the problems faced by refugee students during the COVID-19 pandemic (summer semester 2020) as "calouros," i.e. freshmen during their first year, in a public university in Brazil. Through a content analysis of their personal accounts, collected electronically by their teacher of Portuguese for academic purposes (the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Foreign Students, Learning
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Magos, Kostas; Georgopapadakou, Kanella – Intercultural Education, 2023
Learning a foreign language is not only an interesting cognitive process. It is also a means of communication with other peoples and becoming acquainted with their cultures. Therefore, learning a foreign language can contribute to the development of intercultural competence, i.e. the competence to manage new communication conditions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Stereotypes, Social Bias
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Wahyudi, Ribut – Intercultural Education, 2023
This paper discusses how I design and teach an Interculturality in Language and Literary Studies (ILLS) Course. In doing this, I am very much influenced by the post-structural and post-colonial and interdisciplinary nature of my PhD study. The course itself is for sixth semester undergraduate students, after they have passed Skilled Courses,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Course Descriptions
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Resch, Katharina; Gitschthaler, Marie; Schwab, Susanne – Intercultural Education, 2023
The majority of European educational systems regard the provision of high-quality language and learning support for students with immigrant background as the greatest challenge and consider separate language support classes as 'the solution' to the educational disadvantages these students face. Austria recently implemented separate language…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Lee, Andrea Rakushin; Dastpish, Farinaz; Freemon, Monique; Parks, Jalesa – Intercultural Education, 2023
The aim of this phenomenological study was to explore South Korean university students' views of the importance of intercultural communication. It also sought to obtain participant recommendations on how to improve awareness of intercultural communication in their personal lives, on campus, and in society. Intercultural communicative competence is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes
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Heikkilä, Mia; Lillvist, Anne – Intercultural Education, 2023
The revised Swedish national curriculum stresses that preschools should, on the one hand, place emphasis on stimulating children's language development in Swedish, while on the other hand help children with a mother tongue other than Swedish develop their mother tongue. The aim of this study is to analyse preschool teachers' strategies to develop…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Ethnicity
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Ferdiansyah, Sandi; Wulandari, Ayunda; Aulia Fitri, Ika – Intercultural Education, 2022
This article reports on a preliminary finding of sociocultural adaptation experienced by two pre-service teachers (PSTs) during a service-learning program. They wrote photo-voices, a photo-mediated self-reflection, to share how they adapted to the sociocultural life of their first two-week service learning. Using the U-heuristic analysis model,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Adjustment, Sociocultural Patterns, Service Learning
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Vu, Ngoc-Tung – Intercultural Education, 2022
This mixed-method study seeks to understand Vietnamese higher education students' intercultural sensitivity (IS) to progress their development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), as part of the efforts to enrich the literature on IS and ICC in the Vietnamese contexts of foreign language education. Firstly, attending to these target…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning
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Mostafaei Alaei, Mahnaz; Parsazadeh, Hossein – Intercultural Education, 2021
As there is no well-established benchmark in terms of the representation of culture in English Language textbooks, culture representation has often been treated as a matter of opinion. To address this gap, having classified the textbooks in an EFL context into three types, namely local, localised, and international, the researchers drew on the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Benchmarking
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Akkus Çakir, Nur – Intercultural Education, 2021
Study Abroad (SA) has often been referred as the ideal means to learn a second language due to the unique opportunities it brings to the learners. SA provides learners access to both formal and communicative learning contexts where they can interact with the members of the target language community. Existing studies identified various contextual…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Family Environment, Second Language Learning, Intercultural Communication
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Dolzhikova, Anzhela; Kurilenko, Victoria; Biryukova, Yulia; Baryshnikova, Elena; Shcherbakova, Olga; Glazova, Oksana – Intercultural Education, 2021
The purpose of this article is to identify the factors leading to intercultural conflicts and failures as well as reveal their nature and develop a strategy to reduce misunderstandings in academic environments. The research took place in an internationally-oriented university in Russia. The authors analysed several cultural types, associated with…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Academic Language, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups
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Çiftçi, Emrullah Yasin; Daloglu, Aysegül – Intercultural Education, 2021
Short-term study abroad programmes can help prospective language teachers develop intercultural competences, vital when working with socially and linguistically diverse language learners. However, participating in such programmes does not necessarily lead to a more advanced level of interculturality. Induction programmes before mobility periods…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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