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Sercu, Lies – Intercultural Education, 2004
The importance of intercultural competence is being increasingly recognized by educators and employers alike. Both in the professional and educational domain, ways are being sought to assess whether or not people have actually acquired intercultural competence. In this paper, a framework is presented for the systematic development of assessment…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Intercultural Communication
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James, Carl E. – Intercultural Education, 2004
This paper discusses a teacher education course -- "Urban Education" -- which engaged teacher-candidates in critical reflections on their roles as teachers, their perceptions of the students they teach, and their preconceived ideas of the community in which the students reside. The paper discusses the content and activities of the course, then…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Education, Inclusive Schools, Community Education
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Jackson, Robert – Intercultural Education, 2004
I give a brief account of the emergence in Britain in the late 1960s of a secular religious education (RE), utilizing material from the religions of the world, and refer to its role in multicultural education in the 1970s. Next, I summarize some developments in the history of the uneasy relationship between multicultural and antiracist education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Engelbert, Sonja – Intercultural Education, 2004
In this paper, developments in the area of "intercultural communication" are described to shed light on the pitfalls that the author has discovered in her analysis of some of the more popular intercultural training programs, through practical applications of communication training programs and through her own personal experiences in exchange…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication
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Sirozi, Muhammad – Intercultural Education, 2004
This paper attempts to trace and discuss the historical roots of secular-religious debates and tensions and their relationship to the formation of the Indonesian National Education System within the context of the history of Dutch colonization and nationalist struggles for national identity. It focuses on what are believed to be two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Nationalism, Indonesian
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Yuen, C. Y. – Intercultural Education, 2004
This paper draws conclusions from a pioneering project that has offered a systematic institute-school support scheme for the education of newly arrived students from mainland China (NAS) in six Hong Kong primary schools. It begins with an overview of the monocultural nature of Hong Kong education and its early experience in educating the NAS. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Experience, Faculty Development
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Mushi, Selina – Intercultural Education, 2004
This study explored pre-service teachers' perceptions of "multicultural education" and types of activities considered to be "multicultural" in the context of teaching young children. The data were collected over a period of three semesters from three groups of students participating in a clinical seminar in a mid-western US university. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Young Children
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Amobi, Funmi A. – Intercultural Education, 2004
Teacher education programs endeavor to prepare pre-service teachers to teach in culturally diverse classrooms. These days, the canon of the teacher education field includes more than cursory attention to cultural diversity: the aspiration of sensitizing the awareness of neophytes to the variegated dimensions of diversity which define their…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Schools of Education
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Hately-Broad, Barbara – Intercultural Education, 2004
This paper considers the work of the Wakefield Local Education Authority (LEA) Kushti Project in the UK. This project, focused on the Traveller population in England, is aimed specifically at the post-16 Traveller population in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Generally, the paper considers the project in three broad areas: recruitment, retention and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Educational Change
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Gilbert, David – Intercultural Education, 2004
Institutional racism remains a difficult and nebulous practice to analyse. This is due, in part, to the sophisticated and complex discriminatory mechanisms that operate through and between institutions. Furthermore, this is affected by the inequity that is experienced by both those who are employed and those who are serviced by the organisation.…
Descriptors: Students, Religious Discrimination, Educational Experience, Power Structure
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Hagan, Martin; McGlynn, Claire – Intercultural Education, 2004
This study considers the effectiveness of initial teacher education in one university college in Northern Ireland in preparing students for teaching in an increasingly diverse society and promoting a culture of tolerance. A cohort of 168 students in their final year were surveyed and this was followed by three focus group interviews. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Focus Groups, Student Diversity
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Paleologou, Nektaria – Intercultural Education, 2004
During the last ten years, intercultural education has gradually emerged in Greece as a new type of education. This paper focuses on several aspects of the implementation of intercultural education in the Greek context. Specifically, it highlights and addresses the following issues: (1) the multicultural situation in Greece and the discourse on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Justice, Multicultural Education
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Tuomi, Margaret Trotta – Intercultural Education, 2004
Group consultation was used with educators at different stages of their careers as an innovative research tool in the development of both pre- and in-service teacher training for world citizenship education. The themes identified by the teachers were quite broad, and included the need for more educational philosophy, varied educational methodology…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Patients, Educational Philosophy, Citizenship Education
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Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James – Intercultural Education, 2004
In this paper, we attempt to answer the question: "is the Cypriot educational system a melting pot of every alien civilization and a kettle of cultural assimilation that perpetuates biases, cliches, racist behaviours and cultivates the idea that the different have no place among us?" We closely examine the case of a girl from Iran in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Naturalistic Observation, Multicultural Education
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Portera, Agostino – Intercultural Education, 2004
The concepts of intercultural education developed in Europe during the early 1980s, following a proposal submitted by the European Council in response to immigration. The concept of intercultural education is now quite common in Italy, not only in books, but also in the area of school legislation. Sometimes, however, even in the field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Multicultural Education
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