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Guo, Shibao – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
As a result of globalization and transnational migration, many countries are becoming increasingly ethno-culturally diverse. Unfortunately, lifelong learning has failed to integrate cultural difference and diversity into educational environments. Rather than facilitating immigrants' adaptation, lifelong learning has become a vehicle for…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Global Approach, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Differences
DiBiaggio, John – 1990
Rapid changes in science, technology, economics, and politics present great opportunities and even larger responsibilities to leaders in higher education. The concepts of universality, diversity, and interdependence are components of the mission of American universities. Many American universities are universal in two senses, in that they offer an…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), College Programs, College Role, Cultural Differences
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Kinnier, Richard T.; Kernes, Jerry L.; Dautheribes, Therese M. – Counseling and Values, 2000
Article argues that diversity and universality can coexist within the human community. It presents a list of universal moral values that have their validation from being frequently cited in print and with religious and secular organizations (i.e., United Nations), and discusses their implications for counseling. (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Cultural Differences, Humanism, Moral Values
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Fichter, Lynn S.; Pyle, E. J.; Whitmeyer, S. J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Earth systems increase in complexity, diversity, and interconnectedness with time, driven by tectonic/solar energy that keeps the systems far from equilibrium. The evolution of Earth systems is facilitated by three evolutionary mechanisms: "elaboration," "fractionation," and "self-organization," that share…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Evolution, Science Instruction, Biology
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Fichter, Lynn S.; Pyle, E. J.; Whitmeyer, S. J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
To say Earth systems are complex, is not the same as saying they are a complex system. A complex system, in the technical sense, is a group of -agents (individual interacting units, like birds in a flock, sand grains in a ripple, or individual units of friction along a fault zone), existing far from equilibrium, interacting through positive and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mixed Methods Research, Outcomes of Education, Scoring Rubrics
Goncalves, Susana, Ed.; Carpenter, Markus A., Ed. – Peter Lang Bern, 2012
Intercultural Policies and Education is concerned with educational challenges in multicultural societies. Educational policies, practices and strategies for fruitful coexistence in the multicultural school and classroom are explored and analysed through a collection of chapters designed and selected to provide readers with international,…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication, Citizenship, Citizenship Education
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Holvikivi, Jaana – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2007
This paper aims at explaining the outcomes of information technology education for international students using anthropological theories of cultural schemas. Even though computer science and engineering are usually assumed to be culture-independent, the practice in classrooms seems to indicate that learning patterns depend on culture. The…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Students, Anthropology, Information Technology
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Filler, John; Xu, Yaoying – Childhood Education, 2006
Early childhood educators are facing the challenge of creating quality educational programs for young children from an increasingly diverse mix of racial and cultural backgrounds. Programs that, in the past, have largely ignored the diversity of their participants must re-examine approaches that emphasize the universality of linear lists of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Irizarry, Jose R. – Religious Education, 2007
In the face of the globalizing tendencies of our times, religious communities will depend on the appropriations and reinterpretations of traditions in constant dialogue with increasingly diverse cultural groups. Religious communities that want to respond to the challenge of cultural pluralism cannot hold to the idea of religion as something…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Puerto Ricans, Bilingualism, Religious Education
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Sellers, Murray McCowen – CEA Forum, 2007
The gulf that separates us as individuals--our backgrounds, our experiences, our priorities, our essential points of view--is not always easy to span. This article discusses the author's belief that "spanning the gulf" of "diversity" in the classroom is best achieved through empathy, dialogue, and harmony. Murray McCowen…
Descriptors: Empathy, Foreign Countries, Dialogs (Language), Beliefs
Fuchs, Catherine, Ed.; Robert, Stephane, Ed. – 1999
This book brings together the contributions of individual language scholars, linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, and neurophysicians. Each chapter focuses on the human cognitive processes involved in language activity and the impact of language diversity on them. The basic issue is how to correlate language diversity with the universality…
Descriptors: Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Processes
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Schwartz, Lita Linzer – 1979
The paper offers recommendations for an ethnic studies curriculum at the elementary school level which would be interdisciplinary in nature and integrate the basic skills of reading, writing, and critical thinking. In the social studies, for example, concepts of cultural diversity and universality can be presented in simple form in the early…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
Girton, Robert – 1987
This curriculum guide contains the grade 9 course content of the interdisciplinary International Studies Seminar, conducted at Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The seminar, part of the school's International Studies Academy, is an alternative education program which emphasizes global studies as the core of its curriculum. The document…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Global Approach
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Patterson, C. H. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1996
Although multicultural counseling has been a source of controversy, it has recently been recognized that counseling is really generic in nature, and therefore all counseling is multicultural. Thus, multiculturalism has joined the movement toward a universal system of counseling. (JPS)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Characteristics, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Barnett, Ronald – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2005
The idea of "the university" has stood for universal themes--of knowing, of truthfulness, of learning, of human development, and of critical reason. Through its affirming and sustaining of such themes, the university came itself to stand for universality in at least two senses: the university was neither partial (in its truth criteria) nor local…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, School Role, Western Civilization
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