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  1. Interculturalidad y anglofonia en la ensenanza del ingles como lengua extranjera (Interculturalism and Anglophone Studies in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language).

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    Zoreda, Margaret Lee; Revilla, Teresa Flores

    This article, written in Spanish, proposes to incorporate the subject "Anglophonism" into the curriculum of English as a Foreign Language (EILE) with a view to providing universities with an intercultural division. It provides a brief summary of John Dewey's philosophy with regard to anthropology, politics, and education. It explains the term…

  2. Preparing an Intercultural Program for University Studies Abroad

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    Zumbihl, Helene

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on how to teach intercultural communicative competence to learners of English as a foreign language enrolled in a university exchange program in Europe, and help them become "intercultural speakers." The intercultural speaker can be defined as an intermediary between his or her own culture and the other's culture.…

  3. Indigenous Worldviews in Intercultural Education: Teachers' Construction of Interculturalism in a Bilingual Quechua-Spanish Program

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    Valdiviezo, Laura Alicia

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines teachers' implementation of a bilingual intercultural education (BIE) program in Peru. This program is inspired by global policies that promote cultural pluralism and educational access to marginalized indigenous populations. Broadly addressed in policy in Andean countries, interculturalism in Peru has remained a core…

  4. Curricula for Media Education in Anglophone Africa.

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    Okigbo, Charles; Pratt, Cornelius B.

    1997-01-01

    Provides a basis for reconstructing media curricula by integrating normative media theory within Africa's media education and media training programs. Profiles media education programs in Kenya. Proposes a model curriculum for Kenya and for anglophone Africa. (RS)

  5. Intercultural Communicative Competence, Complexity Theory and Assessment: Considerations for Creating Effective Intercultural and Foreign Language Development Programs

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    2016-01-01

      The recent interest to prepare Japanese university students to study abroad or work in intercultural contexts, has caused a demand for foreign language educators to create effective intercultural and foreign language development programs. This paper will give an overview of how intercultural communicative competence (ICC) can help educators meet these demands. ICC has made a relatively small impact within the Japanese educational system, thus the main purpose of this paper is to bring a gre...

  6. Anglophone university students and Anglophone nationalist struggles in Cameroon

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    Konings, P.J.J.; Abbink J., van Kessel, W.M.J.

    2005-01-01

    The importance of student politics in Africa during economic and political liberalization cannot be underestimated. However, this study of anglophone students in Cameroon cautions against treating students as a homogeneous group. It shows that although anglophone students today feel even more

  7. "Into the Realm of the Politically Incorrect": Intercultural Encounters in a Service-Learning Program

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    Palpacuer-Lee, Christelle; Curtis, Jessie Hutchison

    2017-01-01

    Now more than ever, teachers of world languages are encouraged to become intercultural mediators in their communities and classrooms. This study describes the impact of an innovative community-based teacher education program for developing participants' interculturality. Building on narrative methods of investigation, we explore the potential of…

  8. The Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Program (mhLAP): a pioneering response to the neglect of mental health in Anglophone West Africa

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    2014-01-01

    Developing countries in Africa and other regions share a similar profile of insufficient human resources for mental health, poor funding, a high unmet need for services and a low official prioritisation of mental health. This situation is worsened by misconceptions about the causes of mental disorders, stigma and discrimination that frequently result in harmful practices against persons with mental illness. Previous explorations of the required response to these challenges have identified the need for strong leadership and consistent advocacy as potential drivers of the desired change. The Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Program (mhLAP) is a project that aims to provide and enhance the acquisition of skills in mental health leadership, service development, advocacy and policy planning and to build partnerships for action. Launched in 2010 to serve the Anglophone countries of The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, this paper describes the components of the program, the experience gained since its initiation, and the achievements made during the three years of its implementation. These achievements include: 1) the annual training in mental health leadership and advocacy which has graduated 96 participants from 9 different African countries and 2) the establishment of a broad coalition of service user groups, non-governmental organizations, media practitioners and mental health professionals in each participating country to implement concerted mental health advocacy efforts that are focused on country-specific priorities PMID:24467884

  9. Evaluation of a program to develop the intercultural competence through rhythmic education in Elementary Education

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    Santiago Pérez Aldeguer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The present paper aimed to evaluate the effects of a rhythmic-musical program on the development of intercultural competence in Primary Education. A quasi-experimental study using pretest-postest measurements, was applied on 646 children of Primary Education. The statistical analyses showed significant differences in the experimental group in the variables: knowledge, values, attitudes and behavior. The importance of designing rhythmic educational programs for the development of intercultural competence in different educational contexts is discussed. Keywords: Rhythmic education; intercultural competence; music education; primary school; percussion.

  10. The Latin Grammys and the ALMAs: Awards Programs, Cultural Epideictic, and Intercultural Pedagogy.

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    Gonzalez, Alberto; Heuman, Amy N.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the Latin Grammy Awards and the ALMA Awards as media texts that can be used as course content on Latino people and cultures in an intercultural communication course. Outlines a critical reformulation of epideictic rhetoric, provides background on the two programs, and interprets their import as epideictic discourse. (Contains 25…

  11. Advising International Students in Engineering Programs: Academic Advisors' Perceptions of Intercultural Communication Competence

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    Zhang, Yi Leaf; Dinh, Trang V.

    2017-01-01

    In recent years, an increasing number of international students have enrolled in engineering programs in U.S. colleges and universities. These students often encounter challenges, and academic advisors play a significant role in international students' academic success. Using a model of intercultural communication competence, we explored attitudes…

  12. Languages in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Societies

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    Davids, Melva P.

    2013-01-01

    The paper Languages in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Societies examines how language is treated in Jamaica and other Anglophone Caribbean societies and the effects of a haphazard approach to language planning on the social dynamics of the society as well as the individual. It briefly explores how Language is handled in Francophone or…

  13. Stillbirth in an Anglophone minority of Canada

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    Auger, Nathalie; Daniel, Mark; Mortensen, Laust Hvas

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: We assessed trends in stillbirth over time for Francophones and Anglophones of Quebec, a large Canadian province with publically funded health care and an English-speaking minority. METHODS: We calculated stillbirth rates for Francophones and Anglophones, and estimated hazard ratios (HR...

  14. Widowhood in contemporary Anglophone Cameroon literature

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    2016-03-28

    Mar 28, 2016 ... Widowhood in contemporary Anglophone. Cameroon Literature. Moving from the premise that widows have been at the margins of literary discourse in Cameroon, this paper examines widow- hood in contemporary Anglophone Cameroon literature using John Nkemngong Nkengasong's The Widow's ...

  15. [Immigrant women care in a health intercultural mediation program].

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    Alcaraz Quevedo, Manuela; Paredes-Carbonell, Joan J; Sancho Mestre, Carla; López-Sánchez, Pilar; García Moreno, J Luis; Vivas Consuelo, David

    2014-01-01

    Intercultural Mediation is a strategy for quality health care aimed at reducing inequalities in immigrant population. The aim is to analyse main reasons consultation with the mediation service, women care profile and characteristics of intervention. Cross-sectional study of 339 episodes of care by two intercultural mediators (MI) from February 2008 to October 2011 in Valencia. Variables were analysed individual records of the consultations of the MI: reasons for referral to MI and professionals who refer, motives and problems identified by MI, kind of intervention, kind of derivation of MI and socio-economic variables. To evaluate the differences between countries, X2 test was used for qualitative variables and one-way ANOVA test for quantitative variables. 123 women (36,3%), were referred to the MI by the Sexual and Reproductive Health Centre and 98 (28,9%) by the midwife. 272 women (80,24%) were referred for information and demand for contraception. The MI conducted health education and detected social problems in 67 women (19,7%) and gender violence in 38 (11,21%). The women attending were Latin American immigrants (those of Bolivia showed more vulnerability) and were referred for contraception. The MI provided information, education and facilitated access to reproductive health services. Bolivian women showed more vulnerability factors: irregular situation, precarious work and low residence time.

  16. Une lecture anglophone et marxiste.

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    Kevin Cox

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Vous m’avez invité 1 à faire une lecture critique du Dictionnaire de la géographie et de l’espace des sociétés . Je pense qu’il s’agit d’un bon ouvrage, très utile, très stimulant et, pour un géographe anglophone, très représentatif. C’est le genre de dictionnaire dont on a besoin. Il s’immerge dans les débats actuels et il est nourri de ces débats. C’est un ouvrage ambitieux qui va au-delà de la simple définition des objets géographiques comme « ville » ou ...

  17. Intercultural Learning Assessment: The Link between Program Duration and the Development of Intercultural Sensitivity

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    Medina-Lopez-Portillo, Adriana

    2004-01-01

    Given the growing emphasis on internationalizing higher education and the rapidly increasing number of students embarking on study abroad programs each year, research on student learning outcomes, especially those related to cultural learning, is assuming greater value and relevance. The author conducted a study that aims to enhance one's…

  18. 'Do I develop intercultural competence from study abroad program in China?': An analysis of CFL student experiences at one Danish University

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    Zhang, Chun

    Intercultural competence is one of the hot topics on study abroad program in European countries. Much is yet to be known about how students develop their intercultural competence through study abroad program. In this talk, I explore how Chinese as foreign language (CFL) students at one Danish...... university perceived their experiences on the ’cultural trips ( 文化之旅)’, in which it aimed for developing and enhancing intercultural competence during a six-month stay in China. Drawing on an analysis of students’ reflective reports, my study shows that the development of intercultural competence...

  19. Influence of an Education Abroad Program on the Intercultural Sensitivity of STEM Undergraduates: A Mixed Methods Study

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    Demetry, Chrysanthe; Vaz, Richard F.

    2017-01-01

    Education abroad programs are becoming more common as a mechanism for developing the global competencies of engineering graduates. An increasing body of research shows that intercultural learning does not occur "de facto" in such programs. This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to explore changes in students' intercultural…

  20. Male College Student Perceptions of Intercultural and Study Abroad Programs

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    Thirolf, Kathryn Q.

    2014-01-01

    In an attempt to understand why men participate in study abroad at much lower rates than women, this study examines how male college students at a large research university perceive a university-run global education program, especially in terms of the expected costs and benefits of participating in such programs, and the extent to which gender…

  1. Widowhood in contemporary Anglophone Cameroon literature

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    2016-03-28

    Mar 28, 2016 ... hood in contemporary Anglophone Cameroon literature using John Nkemngong Nkengasong's The Widow's Might (2006) and ..... girl, namely, neglecting her studies for a life of promiscuity. ..... Nwajiaku, Ijioma C. “Representation of the Womanist Discourse in the Short Fiction of Akachi Ezeigbo and.

  2. 'A crushing curse': Widowhood in contemporary Anglophone ...

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    Moving from the premise that widows have been at the margins of literary discourse in Cameroon, this paper examines widowhood in contemporary Anglophone Cameroon literature using John Nkemngong Nkengasong's The Widow's Might (2006) and Alobwed'Epie's Patching the Broken Dream (2012) as the springboard ...

  3. The Bildungsroman in Cameroon Anglophone Literature: John ...

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    This paper investigates the bildungsroman genre in postcolonial Cameroon Anglophone fiction through a textual analysis of John Nkemngong Nkengasong's Across the Mongolo and Margaret Afuh's Born before Her Time. It seeks to show that these two writers have borrowed a foreign genre and successfully manipulated ...

  4. Chieftaincy and privatisation in Anglophone Cameroon

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    Konings, P.J.J.; Binsbergen, van W.M.J.; Pelgrim, R.

    2003-01-01

    This chapter examines the opposition of Bakweri chiefs in Anglophone Cameroon to the government announcement, on 15 July 1994, of the privatization of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), one of the oldest and largest agroindustrial parastatals of the country. The chiefs claimed Bakweri

  5. Interculturality in intercultural education policy

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    Edwin Cruz Rodríguez

    2015-01-01

    .... In the first part, the problems of intercultural education understood as an affirmative action are discussed, the second part proposes some normative criteria to support intercultural education...

  6. Indigenous Knowledge and Language: Decolonizing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in a Mapuche Intercultural Bilingual Education Program in Chile

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    Ortiz, Patricio R.

    2009-01-01

    This article illustrates how Mapuche Indigenous knowledge (Kimun) and language (Mapudungun) incorporated into an Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) program of a school within a Mapuche context in Chile creates decolonizing counter-hegemonic narratives as forms of culturally relevant pedagogy. Based on a six-month school ethnography, this…

  7. Examining Intercultural Growth for Business Students in Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: Too Good to Be True?

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    Gullekson, Nicole L.; Tucker, Mary L.; Coombs, Garth, Jr.; Wright, Scott B.

    2011-01-01

    Changes in ethnocentrism, intercultural communication apprehension, international awareness and activities were examined in business students participating in a 16-day consulting program abroad and compared to a control group of students at the home university. Anticipated changes in the study abroad students were found; however, when compared to…

  8. Maximising Intercultural Learning in Short Term International Placements: Findings Associated with Orientation Programs, Guided Reflection and Immersion

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    Campbell, Coral J. L.; Walta, Caroline

    2015-01-01

    Short-term international practicum experience is now a feature of many university education programs in Australia in an attempt to engage students with the growing multi-cultural aspects of Australian life. The stated purposes of such practicum experiences generally highlight intercultural learning, which is associated with the development of…

  9. Using an Internally-Developed Tool to Assess Intercultural Competence in Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

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    Kartoshkina, Yuliya

    2013-01-01

    An internally-developed tool was developed to assess the intercultural competence of students taking part in short-term study abroad programs. Four scales were built to assess possible change in students' host culture knowledge, cross-cultural awareness, cross-cultural adaptation, and self-assessed foreign language proficiency. Enrollment in a…

  10. Institutionalizing intercultural education: The support program for indigenous students in the UAEMex

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    Diana Castro Ricalde

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In Mexico, 24 public and private universities –among them,Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México- have an academic support program for indigenous students. It has been more than a decade since its beginning, which makes us reflect about the obstacles faced and its effectiveness to decrease poverty or social vulnerability of this kind of groups due to education of their university students. Based on the acquired experience during the implementation of the program, it calls into question this attempt to make official the intercultural relationships through the higher education and this kind of support. At the same time it sparked off a debate in regard to the challenges that universities have to face up to design school models and plans of action focused on improve the quality of life of these disadvantaged sections of Mexican society.

  11. Developing Intercultural Competence by Participating in Intensive Intercultural Service-Learning

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    De Leon, Nadia

    2014-01-01

    This quasi-experimental study investigates the effects of an intensive intercultural service-learning program on the intercultural competence of undergraduate students by utilizing pre- and post-course assessments of intercultural competence as measured by the cultural intelligence (Van Dyne, Koh, & Ang, 2008) and intercultural sensitivity…

  12. The Role of Pedagogical Variables in Intercultural Development: A Study of Faculty-Led Programs

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    Spenader, Allison J.; Retka, Peggy

    2015-01-01

    Study abroad is often regarded as an important curricular component for supporting intercultural development among college students. While creating rich cross-cultural experiences for students is of primary concern, it remains unclear exactly which programmatic features of study abroad influence intercultural growth in a positive way. Consensus…

  13. The development of exilic poetry in Anglophone West Africa ...

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    Moreover, this study shows that there is a wide range of forms emerging from exilic literary experience in Anglophone West Africa in the explication of personal feelings, nostalgia, alienation, political and socio-cultural disruptions. Keywords: alienation, Anglophone West Africa, exile, exilic poetry, migration.

  14. Anglophone Cameroon literature 1959–90: A brief overview ...

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    This article examines modern Anglophone Cameroon literature from 1959 to 1990. The article argues that like most literature emanating from the continent a proper understanding of Anglophone Cameroon literature must be predicated on an analysis of its specific socio-historical determinants. A careful analysis of the ...

  15. The Adult Learner of French in an Anglophone Setting | Kwofie ...

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    Unlike most other papers which are devoted to the discussion of the problems of normal French language teaching / learning in anglophone settings, this paper examines specifically the anglophone adult learner of French, his needs and objectives. The paper provides a brief history of the introduction of French into Africa, ...

  16. Civic and Intercultural Education

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    Oana Nestian Sandu

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Our societies are going through a process of continuous transformation. The challenges and opportunities of diversity and globalization can only be addressed if civic education and intercultural education are interrelated. More often than not, there is a lack of coherence between educational practices based on these approaches. Moreover, even if the principles and methods of civic and intercultural education are used for international as well as local development, very seldom their impact is measured through the means of scientific research. In this study, a methodology of civic and intercultural education was piloted, and its impact was measured regarding teachers’ and students’ attitudes toward Roma. We measured the acculturation orientations and stereotypes of teachers and students involved in a civic and intercultural program. The results show that there are changes in both teachers’ and students’ attitudes toward Roma.

  17. El aprendizaje de la lengua y el metalenguaje de la cultura anglófona / Language learning and the metalanguage of the Anglophone culture

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    Julia de las Mercedes Mairs Samuel

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes freshmen’s limitations in the command of socio-cultural term. These shortcomings constitute a barrier for an efficient communication in the foreign language of teachers’ trainees of English, particularly in the discipline History of the Culture of Anglophone Peoples from the third year on. Departing from systematized course experience, new ways to approach foreign culture study are explored enhancing the acquisition of the associated metalanguage from the first years of the initial training. Thus, the Panorama of the Culture of Anglophone Countries course was designed. Its conception lies on the task-based approach from the didactic point of view and the use of a glossary, which favored the use of specialized vocabulary and the development of the students' sociocultural competence. Keywords: language development, intercultural communication, task-based approach

  18. ANGLOPHONE HEGEMONY IN TOURISM STUDIES TODAY

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    Graham M. S. Dann

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Building on a recent co-edited work (Dann and Liebman Parrinello,2009, this account seeks to demonstrate that tourism studies as a field has been unjustifiably dominated by English speakers. The point is illustrated firstly in terms of its four major theories that claim to have their origin in the Anglophone world of the 70s in spite of the realisation that they had their antecedents in Continental Europe of the 30s. Objective statistical measures from the electronic files of the Centre International de Recherches et d’Études Touristiques (International Centre for Tourism Studies and Research (CIRET are then provided in order to reconfirm this linguistic dominance. These include recent data that relate to researchers, research centres, book publishers and journals. Finally a brief complementary analysis is undertaken of the subjective dimension of such hegemony by examining the phenomenon of self-reflexivity in a number of leading tourism scholars.

  19. Swisster – a news website for Anglophones

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    2008-01-01

    Employees of CERN can now sign up for a free account at Swisster.ch, an English language website devoted to Swiss news and current affairs. « prev next » The website, which is aimed at English speakers in Switzerland, normally requires an annual subscription of 300 CHF, but has teamed up with sponsors to offer a free subscription for CERN employees. The service provides a daily newsletter containing the main news and other information sent to subscribers every working day. The Swisster website also offers a variety of services such as health, education and food forums called "corners", as well as weather & snow forecasts, blogs and even a TV guide for Anglophones. The editorial team of English-speaking journalists is based in Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich and Neuchatel and covers news for expatriates and English speakers living and working in Switzerland. Swisster.ch also has a Saturday morning radio show from 08:30 to 09:30, on Radio Cit�...

  20. The internet in intercultural education: changing attitudes and values after the implementation of a program in elementary education students

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    Mónica PEÑAHERRERA LEÓN

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} This research aims to assess the effects of the program "E-Culture" has taken grade 6 pupils in Primary Education. The intercultural program content is based on a constructivist approach to learning and use of the net. To evaluate the effects of the program has used quasi-experimental method through a pre-posttest design, through the "Survey of Intercultural Education E-Culture. " The implementation of the program has produced satisfying results in relation to integration, coexistence, tolerance, better cultural understanding and respect for other cultures.

  1. Curriculum Project: Intercultural Communication. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 2000 (Egypt and Israel).

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    Yu, Yanmin

    As the world becomes more global, communicating with people from other cultures becomes a necessity. The cultural mix challenges individuals to improve their knowledge and skills in intercultural communication. This course proposal describes a 3-credit course designed to introduce students to the basic concepts, theories, and practices of…

  2. Lessons Learned from Implementing an Intercultural Communication Training Program for Pre-Departure Expatriates

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    Velten, Justin C.

    2015-01-01

    Expatriate preparation is an ever growing area of interest in a globalized economy sharing a globalized workforce. For decades, scholars have sought methods for best preparing expatriates for host culture experiences. Research has revealed an array of factors leading to intercultural readiness success which has led to the creation of various…

  3. Intercultural Development and Study Abroad: Impact of Student and Program Characteristics

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    Terzuolo, Eric R.

    2016-01-01

    The number of U.S. undergraduates who study abroad is growing, as are expectations that the experience will result in increased intercultural competence. Conclusions in the literature regarding actual outcomes of study abroad, however, remain limited, and often are contradictory. This research examines whether a semester of study abroad is…

  4. Interculturality in intercultural education policy

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    Edwin Cruz Rodríguez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This reflection paper reconstructs the normative contents for the concept of multiculturalism in order to clearly differentiate it from affirmative action. It aims at providing normative criteria for assessing current policies and designing some that conform to the ideals of multiculturalism. Accordingly, a conceptual analysis based on the comparison between multicultural affirmative action and intercultural policies is made. In the first part, the problems of intercultural education understood as an affirmative action are discussed, the second part proposes some normative criteria to support intercultural education policies that promote the values of Latin American interculturalism: justice, equality, respect, dialogue, and mutual learning between cultures. The main results highlight that educational policies based on affirmative action may lead to the assimilation of cultures subalternized by the dominant ones, or even encourage isolation between them, meanwhile intercultural education policies promote dialogue, respect, and coexistence between cultures in a context of equality.

  5. Developing intercultural competencies in a PBL environment

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    Du, Xiangyun; Hansen, Carsten Jahn

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the influences of international programs in a problem based, project and group work organized learning (PBL) environment on the development of intercultural competencies. Based on the discussion of the positive effects as well as the observed barriers in the educational...... practice of international programs, this paper suggests that PBL can be a good example of a supportive learning environment in terms of providing students opportunities to develop intercultural competences. However, in order to make the best of international programs as an intercultural learning context...... students from different cultures can learn from each other and develop intercultural competencies together....

  6. An intercultural educational paradigm to promote peace and development of local indigenous communities. Sustainable development program of the intercultural university of the state of México (UIEM.

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    Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The problems in indigenous communities Otomi and Mazahuas in Toluca, and Ixtlahuaca-Atlacomulco valleys are various. In this region there is mainly cultural, ethnic and economic violence. It is due to lack of access to infrastructure, access to education and access to justice. Education is one of the best ways to reduce these problems.The presence of the Intercultural University and the Bachelor of Sustainable Development in the Mazahua region has begun to impact positively in some communities and civil society organizations. This has been through intercultural education model and the principles of Sustainable Development. This paper describes some experiences of the Division of Sustainable Development in some communities. At the end we argue on how sustainability is a path to peace building.

  7. Access to land in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon: Challenges ...

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    Cameroon is divided into two major clusters of regions- Anglophone and Francophone. This article ... Utilising existing legislations, case laws, and policy since the dawn of the colonial era, the paper sought to examine the application to land, of the laws that have exacerbated the land crises in the country. Secondary data ...

  8. Anglophone Cameroon literature 1959–90: A brief overview

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    2016-03-28

    Mar 28, 2016 ... is a representation of the conflicts and tensions resulting from changes introduced by colonial rule and a new Christian world view. When Sankie Maimo published I am Vindicated in 1959 in Ikenne, Nigeria, he must not have been aware that he was launching modern Anglophone Cameroon literature.

  9. Anglophone Cameroon literature: A conversation with Bole Butake

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    2016-03-28

    Mar 28, 2016 ... a missing entity. People like Professor Fonlon, Sankie Maimo; the creation of. Cameroon Tribune, and so on. Cameroonians started writing in the newspapers, especially Cameroon Tribune, and Fonlon tried to justify why anglophones were not writing literature. He published an article in Cameroon Tribune ...

  10. Integrating the Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) in a Foreign Language Program: Faculty Considerations upon Leaving the Haven of Native Speakership

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    Dimas, Héctor Manuel Serna

    2016-01-01

    This action research study presents the perspectives of two language faculty who integrated the principles of the Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) model in their teaching. The professors shared their understanding of intercultural communicative competence through a learning log. These reflections were mainly about the challenged notion…

  11. Indigenous Health, Social Inequity, and Interculturality: Research ...

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    The project will be led by researchers from the Institute for Peruvian Studies. From the case studies, best practices and recommendations for effective intercultural health programming will be drawn. Results will be shared with local and national actors, including the Peruvian body responsible for implementing intercultural ...

  12. Developing the Intercultural Competence of Graduate Students

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    Dimitrov, Nanda; Dawson, Debra L.; Olsen, Karyn C.; Meadows, Ken N.

    2014-01-01

    This study explores how teaching development programs may facilitate the development of intercultural competence in graduate students and prepare them for communicating effectively in the global workplace after graduation. First, we describe the concept of intercultural teaching competence and examine the skills that graduate students may need to…

  13. Intercultural communication

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    Zouaoui ,Merbouh

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available With the increase in international trade, the global economy and the globalization of English usage, more and more students are seeking to study in order to gain intercultural understanding, to achieve individual academic goals. One of the most common reasons for students wanting to study is to improve their English competence and to improve their communicative ability with other people. One effect of the globalization of the English language is a significant increase in the number of intercultural interactions. More people than ever before are involved in interactions with foreigners and communities are becoming increasingly multilingual and multicultural to mix with people from their own community rather than interact or communicate with students from other cultural backgrounds.

  14. Intercultural communication between patients and health care providers: an exploration of intercultural communication effectiveness, cultural sensitivity, stress, and anxiety.

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    Ulrey, K L; Amason, P

    2001-01-01

    Cultural diversity is becoming increasingly more important in the workplace. This is particularly true in health care organizations facing demographic shifts in the patients served and their families. This study serves to aid the development of intercultural communication training programs for health care providers by examining how cultural sensitivity and effective intercultural communication, besides helping patients, personally benefit health care providers by reducing their stress. Effective intercultural communication and cultural sensitivity were found to be related. Health care providers' levels of intercultural anxiety also were found to correlate with effective intercultural communication.

  15. DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE THROUGH INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In the article the author analyses how intercultural competency can provide realization of the main purpose of foreign language education, namely developing intercultural communication competence. The author concretizes the content of intercultural communication competence, its components, and frames the educational potential of intercultural communication in the development of this competence. The principal ways of through which educators can foster students to take part in intercultural communication were defined. In particular, the paper delves into study abroad programmes, study trips, exchange projects, cultural mobility, as well as ways of students` involvement in intercultural communication by means of modern technologies and in the home country environment. The discussed key approach to foreign language education with the aim to develop intercultural communication competence is experiential learning approach.

  16. Exploring intercultural competence through an intercultural extracurricular activity in Taiwan

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    Liu Kai Li

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study used interviews to explore how 10 Taiwanese college students' intercultural competence was developed after participating in an intercultural extracurricular activity designed with a purpose to facilitate foreign students’ study in Taiwan and to promote meaningful home-foreign student contacts. In-depth information and narratives from the interviews were collected as evidence of intercultural competence development. The results showed all the interviewees appreciated the experience and felt it to have been of value to them in terms of building international friendships, heightening their intercultural awareness and the benefits of intercultural competence, and having more appreciation and better understanding of Taiwanese culture. Students also realized that a lack of understanding of Taiwanese culture could exacerbate communication difficulties. Students thus became aware of the importance of describing Taiwanese cultural practices in English and realized that more language practice was necessary for smoother communication. Suggestions for both extracurricular activities and language programs improvement in the future were also provided in the conclusion.

  17. Educacion intercultural

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    La diferencia de culturas es un hecho creciente en nuestra sociedad actual. Esa multiculturalidad debe suponer un respeto e interés, considerar otras formas de pensar y actuar y en definitiva de entender la vida. Esta diversidad debe entenderse como una manera de enriquecimiento para el individuo y la para la sociedad en general, sin actitudes agresivas no de imposición, sino con el respeto y reconocimiento a la pluralidad. Desde esta perspectiva la educación intercultural debe transmit...

  18. The Trials and Tribulations of Anglophone and Hispanic Biography: A Personal Reflection

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    Full Text Available This article reflects on the evolution and the current state of An- glophone biography, focusing on the inherent and persistent tensions with regard to its definition, value, and purpose, and on its belated acceptance within the Anglophone academy. It also highlights the profound gap between Anglophone biography and the limited scope, practice, and academic mar- ginalisation of Hispanic biography.

  19. Innovative Methods for Promoting and Assessing Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

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    Hiller, Gundula Gwenn

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents an intercultural training program that was developed by the Center for Intercultural Learning at the European University Viadrina in cooperation with students. A few of the student-generated activities will be described in detail. The program, aimed at enabling students to acquire intercultural competence, was developed at an…

  20. Integrated Process Model on Intercultural Competence

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    Diana Bebenova - Nikolova

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The paper proposes an integrated model on intercultural competence, which attempts to present intercultural communication and competence from the term point of the dialectical approach, described by Martin and Nakayama (2010. The suggested concept deploys from previously developed and accepted models, both structure-oriented and process-oriented. At the same time it replies to the principles of the “Theory of Models” as outlined by Balboni and Caon (2014. In the near future, the model will be applied to assess intercultural competence of cross-border project teams, working under the CBC program between Romania – Bulgaria 2007-2014.

  1. Researching Identity and Interculturality

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    Lønsmann, Dorte

    2016-01-01

    Review of: Researching Identity and Interculturality / by F. Dervin and K. Risager (eds.). Routledge 2015, 245 pp.......Review of: Researching Identity and Interculturality / by F. Dervin and K. Risager (eds.). Routledge 2015, 245 pp....

  2. Development of an Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Master's Program on Sustainability: Learning from the Richness of Diversity

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    van Dam-Mieras, Rietje; Lansu, Angelique; Rieckmann, Marco; Michelsen, Gerd

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe a joint effort between three European and six Latin American universities to create an international Master's degree program on Sustainable Development and Management. Faculty members from these institutions are working together on this unusual and innovative project, which recognizes the importance of…

  3. Negotiating cultural encounters narrating intercultural engineering and technical communication

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    2013-01-01

    Discusses the challenges of intercultural communication in engineering, technical, and related professional fields Given today's globalized technical and engineering environment, intercultural communication is an essential topic for engineers, other technical professionals, and technical communicators to learn. Engineering programs, in particular, need to think about how to address the ABET requirement for students to develop global competence and communication skills. This book will help readers learn what intercultural communication is like in the workplace-which is an import

  4. An intercultural comparison of home case management of acute diarrhea in Mexico: implications for program planners.

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    Martinez, H; Ryan, G W; Guiscafre, H; Gutierrez, G

    1998-01-01

    The objective was to assess the extent to which similarities in cultural beliefs and practices related to home management of diarrhea would permit general recommendations to improve the content of health care messages. We studied six communities in Mexico, covering rural and urban conditions, different ethnic groups, and different socioeconomic levels. Systematic data collection relied on open-ended, face-to-face interviews with mothers of children under 5 years of age who had had an episode of diarrhea. Similarities among communities were assessed by means of a quadratic assignment procedure applied to signs, symptoms, and treatment matrices. Significant similarity among most of the communities sustained use of a global composite matrix to represent all communities. We suggest specific recommendations to promote sound home management of diarrhea based on significant correlations among signs and symptoms with treatments. Signs and symptoms include those promoted by the National Program for the Control of Diarrheal Diseases (diarrhea, fever, vomiting) and others commonly mentioned by mothers (stomach ache, sadness, restlessness, refusal to eat). Similarly, recommendations to use home-based treatments based on beliefs related to their use may include the feeding of rice water, soups, and broth to a child who is sad, or rice-gruel and teas for a child with a fever. Our study supports that there are enough similarities among mothers' beliefs and practices for the care of acute diarrhea in childhood to support general recommendations at the program level.

  5. Convention Theory in the Anglophone Agro-food Literature

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    Ponte, Stefano

    2016-01-01

    and consumption. In this article, I examine convention theory applications in the Anglophone literature on agro-food studies through the review of 51 relevant contributions. I highlight how CT has helped explain different modes of organization and coordination of agro-food operations in different places, and how......In the past two decades, convention theory has been applied in various branches of agro-food studies, providing analytical and theoretical insight for examining alternative food networks, coordination and governance in agro-food value chains, and the so-called 'quality turn' in food production...... (Salais and Storper, 1992; Storper and Salais, 1997); and another applying the 'orders of worth' approach of Boltanski and Thevenot (1991[2006]) and further elaborations of 'quality conventions'. After tracing broad trajectories and the significance of new developments in this literature, I highlight its...

  6. Intercultural Communication

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    Full Text Available The concept of culture has become one of strategic importance for all disciplines studying human and social universe, being invested today with multiple explanatory connotations. Meanwhile, conjunction and theoretical approaches we witness interference, under the imperative of interdisciplinary vision lead us, often up to a damaging confusion between communication and culture. Distinction between symbolic and instrumental, of culture and civilization are necessary to not confuse the contents of symbolic culture media of communication technology. An inventory of issues and social transformations that have acquired an indisputable relevance in contemporary development equation surgery is necessary but difficult. It should be mentioned two of them, given their global significance: the rediscovery of culture as a defining factor of the social and importance that have acquired communication processes in living societies. In fact, between the two aspects there is a relationship of inherent and consubstantiality, validated by actual historical experience. Culture and Communication is now a binomial with terms interchangeably, the two processes intertwined in a single block. Welding of the two dimensions was otherwise devoted to the vocabulary of social sciences and humanities through the concepts of culture media and intercultural communication. If we examine the paradigm shift in the theoretical space of the last century, the most surprising phenomena that we observe is that theories concerning communication space literally invaded the area that was traditionally reserved for theories about culture. For theorists today, communication is a structural constituent and all definitions, descriptions and characterizations that build on contemporary culture.

  7. Le 'problème anglophone' au Cameroun dans les années 1990

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    Konings, P.J.J.

    1996-01-01

    À la suite de la libéralisation politique au Cameroun au début des années 1990, une partie de l'élite anglophone a commencé à s'organiser en de nombreuses associations et groupes de pression pour protester contre la prétendue position subordonnée de la minorité anglophone dans un État unitaire

  8. How College Students Experience Intercultural Learning: Key Features and Approaches

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    King, Patricia M.; Perez, Rosemary J.; Shim, Woo-jeong

    2013-01-01

    Many colleges and universities in the United States aim to promote intercultural competence in their students. However, most research on this outcome has focused on the content of educational programs (what educators offer) rather than on how students experience intercultural learning. This qualitative inquiry from the Wabash National Study…

  9. Intercultural Competence in Short-Term Study Abroad

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    Nguyen, Annie

    2017-01-01

    Assessment is growing for short-term study abroad as the majority of students (63.1%) continue to choose this option (Institute of International Education, 2016). This study uses the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) to examine the impact of short-term study abroad programs on students' overall intercultural competency and the connections…

  10. WHO NEEDS INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES?

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    Carmen-Laura ZARZU

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The current essay focuses on the need for formal education in the area of intercultural communication and training of intercultural competences. It builds on cultural identity and diversity literature, on the experiment conducted in the Low Countries in introducing a new topic for students from social sciences referring to intercultural communication and on reports and papers of international companies, organizations and agencies. The argument of globalization which should give equal opportunities to each and every world’s citizen adds pressure on managers dealing with multicultural teams. Intercultural competences gain importance in recruiting, while turning cultural diversity in team performance requires skills, knowledge and experience. Managing cultural diversity presupposes that people are aware, recognize, understand and deal with differences. Thus intercultural communication should be studied as a stand-alone topic or imbedded in other subjects in different forms of education or training, so people are prepared for intercultural, social and professional relationships.

  11. Intercultural Competence: Another Challenge

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    Norma Barletta Manjarrés

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper intends to draw the attention of language teachers and educational authorities to the area of culture teaching in foreign language education at a time when the recently issued Basic Standards of Competencies in Foreign Language have conferred modest attention to this aspect of language education. The paper first describes the notion of Intercultural communicative competence. It then discusses the tensions between this new understanding of the teaching of culture and the prevailing teaching practices, approaches, beliefs and discourses associated with the learning and teaching of culture. Third, it reports on the results of a study which critically analyzed the academic discourses of in-service teachers in Colombia regarding the cultural component of foreign language programs; finally, it proposes ways to start taking new directions.

  12. Occupational therapy and physiotherapy education and workforce in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa countries.

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    Agho, Augustine O; John, Emmanuel B

    2017-06-12

    Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries are faced with the challenge of educating a critical mass of occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) to meet the growing demand for health and rehabilitation services. The World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) and World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) have argued for the need of graduate-level training for OTs and PTs for decades. However, very few studies have been conducted to determine the availability of OT and PT training programs and practitioners in SSA countries. Initial data were collected and compiled from an extensive literature search conducted using MEDLINE and PubMed to examine the availability of OT and PT education and training programs in SSA countries. Additional data were collected, compiled, and collated from academic institutions, ministries of health, health professions associations, and licensing authorities in SSA countries. Secondary data were also collected from the websites of organizations such as the World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), WFOT, and WCPT. This investigation revealed that there are limited number of OT and PT training programs and that these training programs in Anglophone SSA countries are offered at or below the bachelor's level. More than half of the countries do not have OT or PT training programs. The number of qualified OTs and PTs appears to be insufficient to meet the demand for rehabilitation services. Nigeria and South Africa are the only countries offering post-entry-level masters and doctoral-level training programs in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Higher learning institutions in SSA countries need to collaborate and partner with other regional and foreign universities to elevate the educational training and increase the supply of PTs and OTs in the region.

  13. Promoting Intercultural Competency in the Nuclear Workplace

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    Bachner K. M.

    2015-07-12

    Intercultural preparedness training is a staple of many workplaces that require international competence, including government, business, and non-profits. Even highly experienced diplomats are often advised to attend training sessions on this topic. Intercultural preparedness training promises to be especially relevant and useful for professionals working in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, including in the application of international nuclear safeguards. This paper outlines the fundamental philosophies underlying a training program that will benefit professionals in the nuclear arena, whether practitioners of nonproliferation or other sub-fields relying on international cooperation and collaboration, and how such a training program might be implemented efficiently.

  14. Ideas for Intercultural Education

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    Marginson, Simon; Sawir, Erlenawati

    2011-01-01

    Written by a cross-cultural pair of authors, "Ideas for Intercultural Education" takes a critical look at present approaches to international education, focusing on the intercultural potential that it offers but mostly fails to deliver. The underlying premise of this profound, engaging book is that international education can be a transforming…

  15. Intercultural Learning across Contexts

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    Vasbø, Kristin Beate

    2013-01-01

    International youth work in Europe (i.e. non-formal learning) demands a renewal of the prominent intercultural theory and framework in the youth field in order to cope with contemporary questions concerning pluralism and global challenges. This article provides a new theoretical framework for intercultural learning that departs from a complex,…

  16. Intercultural Negotiation Training.

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    Martin, Jeanette S.

    1999-01-01

    Describes several experiential-learning activities (three cultural-simulation games, a negotiation skills self-assessment exercise, and 20 rules for intercultural negotiation) that train students for intercultural business negotiations by helping them learn through experience how cultural clashes feel, and how they must be identified, understood,…

  17. Intercultural dimensions of education

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the development and the conceptualization of intercultural education, particularly within the Central-European pedagogical tradition. The author defends the thesis that intercultural education needs to be developed within the tradition of critical pedagogy, and linked to the main topicalities of pedagogical research, namely that of general theory of education and didactics. Intercultural education should therefore address the power inequalities of the education system itself, which primarily involves implementing a multi-perspective and anti-bias curriculum and creating a democratic, pluralistic, inclusive school ethos. Moreover, intercultural education is not defined as a specific pedagogical discipline, but as a pedagogical principle which guides the processes of planning, implementing, and evaluating education at the systemic, curricular, school, and classroom levels to enable recognition and empowerment of all minority groups. The paper concludes with a brief discussion on pedagogical measures to support intercultural education, including the role of the teachers.

  18. Decline in Spoken English on Anglophone Campuses in the Francophone Regions in Cameroon

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    Fonka Hans Mbonwuh

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Anglo-Saxon campuses in the Francophone section of the country instruct their learners in English Language. This paper examines the language used out of class by learners after receiving instructions in English in the classroom. Two secondary and one higher institutes of learning, which have English as the language of instruction, were sampled. From the observation, which was conducted by silently monitoring pairs or groups of learners conversing with one another, it was discovered that the most spoken language by learners is French. French is just a subject in some of these institutions. The reason for French being highly spoken language on Anglophone campuses is the fact that more Francophones attend these schools than Anglophones and Anglophones struggle to speak French rather than English since they believe that it is already their language. The consequences of “frenchifying” the Anglophone campuses is that spoken French is on the steady rise while spoken English is on the steady decline even among Anglophones on these campuses. This paper therefore proposes that the use of English, out of the classroom, should be encouraged through sensitization and rewards.

  19. Interculturalities: Reframing Identities in Intercultural Communication

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    Nair-Venugopal, Shanta

    2009-01-01

    This paper attempts to reframe identities as "interculturalities" in the multimodal ways in which language is used for identity construction, specifically as responses to questionnaires, articulations within limited narratives, on-line interactions and in community ways of speaking a localised variety of English. Relying on a framework…

  20. Civic and Intercultural Education

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    2015-01-01

    Our societies are going through a process of continuous transformation. The challenges and opportunities of diversity and globalization can only be addressed if civic education and intercultural education are interrelated...

  1. Models of Intercultural Communication

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    2015-01-01

    The research question addressed in this article is, “To which extent does intercultural communication depend on self-understanding, accumulated during the process of socialization, as well as the feeling of safety...

  2. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN TOURISM

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    Cristina Elena ALBU

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Communication is involved in all social life acts, being the constituent factor of creation and of cultural processes. Cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue are intensely discussed topics in today's society which is marked by globalization. Cultural differences are the core subject for studies addressing intercultural communication. Good knowledge of other cultures is a necessary step to get to recognize the nature of these differences and to relate to others through attitudes of understanding and tolerance which are premises for genuine intercultural dialogue, especially in the tourism industry. While communication is an act of human relationships, culture is the motive of this act. In tourism, quality of communication is related to the level of the culture involved and to the degree of improvement of the means of which is done. Intercultural communication experiences help tourists to know and to appreciate other cultures, but also help them to a better understanding of their own culture.

  3. Failing Intercultural Education? "Thoughtfulness" in Intercultural Education for Student Teachers

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    Lanas, Maija

    2014-01-01

    This paper proposes a rethinking of intercultural education in teacher education, arguing that discussion of the intercultural education of student teachers tends to have the following two gaps: "one," such discussion tends to overlook student teacher education as a context for teaching intercultural education, and "two," it…

  4. The "Intercultural Field": Interrogating "Context" in Intercultural Education

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    Najar, Ulrike

    2016-01-01

    Research on the intercultural is challenged by the contextuality of the object of the research. While theories on intercultural learning generally acknowledge that the "context" of the individual learning experience plays an important role for intercultural learning processes, a detailed understanding of what it is we call…

  5. Building Intercultural Competence through Intercultural Competency Certification of Undergraduate Students

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    Janeiro, Maria G. Fabregas; Fabre, Ricardo Lopez; Nuno de la Parra, Jose Pablo

    2014-01-01

    The Intercultural Competency Certificate (CCI in Spanish) designed for the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP University) is a theory based comprehensive plan to develop undergraduate students' intercultural competence. This Certificate is based in the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) developed by…

  6. Privatisation of agro-industrial parastatals and anglophone opposition in Cameroon

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    Konings, P.J.J.

    1996-01-01

    This article focuses on the regional anglophone opposition in Cameroon which arose after 15 July 1994, when the government was forced by international donors to announce the privatization of 15 public enterprises, notably in the transport and agroindustrial sectors. The most prominent among them was

  7. Widening Access to University Education in Anglophone Africa: Problems and Prospects

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    Oduaran, Akpovire; Oduaran, Choja

    2007-01-01

    Widening access to university-level education in Anglophone Africa has been moving away gradually from rhetorical optimism into the realm of political actualisation of collective intentions of community modernisation and growth. This is because university education is being deconstructed to embrace the welfare, self-actualisation and…

  8. Learner Orientation through Professional Development of Teachers? Empirical Results from Cascade Training in Anglophone Cameroon

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    Lange, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the effects of a professional development programme on the attitudes towards the teaching and learning of teachers in the Anglophone part of Cameroon. The development programme combines a multiplier system with school-based in-service training. The research compares the effects that the training had on the attitudes of three…

  9. An Examination of the Influence of Globalisation on Science Education in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Koosimile, Anthony T.; Suping, Shanah M.

    2015-01-01

    This paper takes the view that the emergence of some trends and practices in science education mirrors the influence of the process of globalisation in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa. Through a literature review, an attempt is made to link science education and globalisation by answering the question: "What influence does globalisation have on…

  10. UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Education

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    This paper aims to synthesize the central issues surrounding Intercultural Education, and presents the fundamental guiding principles for an intercultural approach to education as viewed by UNESCO. It is divided into three parts. Part I outlines the key issues surrounding Intercultural Education, as well as its objectives and basic operating…

  11. Intercultural Education in Everyday Practice

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    Tupas, Ruanni

    2014-01-01

    While there is substantive work in intercultural education, especially that which proposes intellectual or conceptual road maps for pedagogic interculturalism and, more specifically for the classroom, there is a need to surface the complexity of everyday intercultural classroom practices. This article reflects on some Singapore students' responses…

  12. Intercultural Competence – Key Competence of Multicultural Teams

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    Diana Bebenova - Nikolova

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with intercultural competence of multicultural teams elaborating European projects. Firstly, it discusses basic theoretical aspects of the related concepts: culture and intercultural competence, then presents its impact on multicultural team effectiveness and models for improving it. The article finds ground on studies of intercultural competence as a set of strategic, personal, social and professional competences. The paper uses the project cycle management theory and proves that in multi-ethnic surroundings, the project membersř communication skills might not be sufficient to generate mutual understanding. Provisionally, the study performed a standardized Internet survey on self-assessment of intercultural competence among 50 experts on European projects. Another applied approach is field observation (attendance and note-taking of the 5- day training "To become diplomats between cultures", based on Bennettřs theoretical model for "Development of Intercultural Sensitivity". A training model for improving intercultural competence of multicultural team members. Possible approach for improvement of project management of crossborder or trans-border funding programs. Building intercultural competence in European project management is important, timely and necessity-driven, especially under the framework of the Danube Region Strategy.

  13. Coming Home: Continuing Intercultural Learning during the Re-Entry Semester Following a Study Abroad Experience

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    Marx, Helen A.; Moss, David M.

    2015-01-01

    International experiences through structured study abroad programs are proposed as a powerful way to impact pre-service teachers' intercultural understandings and competence. In recent years attention has been placed on the nature of such study abroad programs, seeking to illuminate design elements that might enhance intercultural learning prior…

  14. "Intercultural Training" in Exchange Situations for Experts and Management: A Critical Reflection

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    Engelbert, Sonja

    2004-01-01

    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…

  15. The Intercultural Education

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    María del Carmen Pérez Paredes

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Intercultural education is defined and conceived as a continuous process of development learning at all educational levels and integrators axes of Education, where the state with the participation of the family and society promote cultural diversity in the educational process citizen. That is why the aim of this study was to analyze aspects of intercultural education in order to foster the potential to ensure their integration into the proposals coming in curriculum design. It was based on the theory of complexity (Morin, 2008, 2001a, 2001b and the Theory of the Intercultural Education (Yampara, 2001. Methodologically was an analytical and documentary research which is inserted in studies of theoretical development. In that regard, it relied on authors such as Manual Pedagogical University Experimental Libertador (2003, Arias (2006: 27, Sánchez (2000. As a result it was found that aspects of complexity are present in the intercultural education in the form of principles such as the dialogic principle, the recursive principle, hologram tic principle, the principle of culture, the principle of autopoiesis, the principle of identity and the value of knowledge and wisdom, concluding that it can be said that intercultural education is present in the principles of complexity and are represented.

  16. Intercultural conflict styles: literature review

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    Batkhina A.A.

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    Full Text Available Analytical review of foreign psychological research on the international conflict styles is presented in this article. Intercultural conflict is understood as an interpersonal conflict between representatives of different cultures. The main models describing the intercultural conflict styles are analyzed: the dual concern model, the intercultural conflict styles inventory model, the face negotiation model. The publication provides a brief review of modern studies’ results of behavior predictors in the intercultural conflict; special attention is paid to the analysis of the influence of culture and intercultural communication apprehension on the choice of conflict styles. The importance of assessing the conflict styles effectiveness used in the situation of intercultural interaction is noted. In conclusion, unresolved problems and actual trends in the study of behavior in the intercultural conflict are designated.

  17. Managing intercultural conflict effectively

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    Ting-Toomey, Stella

    2001-01-01

    In this volume, Ting-Toomey and Oetzel accomplish two objectives: to explain the culture-based situational conflict model, including the relationship among conflict, ethnicity, and culture; and, second, integrate theory and practice in the discussion of interpersonal conflict in culture, ethnic, and gender contexts. While the book is theoretically directed, it is also a down-to-earth practical book that contains ample examples, conflict dialogues, and critical incidents. Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively helps to illustrate the complexity of intercultural conflict interactions and readers will gain a broad yet integrative perspective in assessing intercultural conflict situations. The book is a multidisciplinary text that draws from the research work of a variety of disciplines such as cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, sociology, marital and family studies, international management, and communication.

  18. [Interculturality in health].

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    Salaverry, Oswaldo

    2010-03-01

    Interculturality in health is a recent concept that develops in response to claims of indigenous peoples for their right to their cultural identity, but also correspond to a global trend of incorporating the "right to the difference", which distinguishes and promotes coexistence between different cultural groups in the same territory. The article discusses, from a historical perspective, the original mismatch between Native American populations and European conquerors that marked out their access to health services, and discussed some of the many current issues related to, as the identification of indigenous people and the relationship between human rights and interculturality, to finally present a review of the genesis of the concept of interculturalism in health and their complexity reviewing the concept of cultural syndrome and his adaptation to scientific medicine.

  19. Maximising intercultural learning in short term international placements: Findings associated with orientation programs, guided reflection and immersion

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    Campbell, Coral JL; Walta, Caroline

    2015-01-01

    Short-term international practicum experience is now a feature of many university education programs in Australia in an attempt to engage students with the growing multi-cultural aspects of Australian life...

  20. An Examination of the Influence of Globalisation on Science Education in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Koosimile, Anthony T.; Suping, Shanah M.

    2015-09-01

    This paper takes the view that the emergence of some trends and practices in science education mirrors the influence of the process of globalisation in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa. Through a literature review, an attempt is made to link science education and globalisation by answering the question: 'What influence does globalisation have on science education in countries in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa?' The findings of the study show some significant convergence of what is valued in science education in Sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as pedagogy; English language as a medium of instruction; assessment of learning; mobility of students in the region; and in the frameworks for collaborative engagements among stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper concludes with a reflective end-piece calling for more case studies to help scrutinise further the influence of globalisation on science education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  1. Human Capital Management: Taking Human Resources Management to the Next Level in Anglophone, West Africa

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    Enyonam Canice Kudonoo; Victoria Tsedzah

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we propose ways for organizations in Anglophone West African (AWA) countries to tackle their human capital challenges in order to attain a competitive edge and globally position themselves. Human capital is critical to an organization’s survival. While organizations in advanced countries are focusing their attention on building their human capital for the sustenance of competitive advantage, those in AWA countries lag behind, leading to poor service delivery and low product...

  2. Capabilities for Intercultural Dialogue

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    Crosbie, Veronica

    2014-01-01

    The capabilities approach offers a valuable analytical lens for exploring the challenge and complexity of intercultural dialogue in contemporary settings. The central tenets of the approach, developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, involve a set of humanistic goals including the recognition that development is a process whereby people's…

  3. Intercultural Collaboration Stories

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    Gertsen, Martine Cardel; Søderberg, Anne-Marie

    2011-01-01

    to elucidate intercultural collaboration processes by analyzing how each member of a dyad of interacting managers narrates the same chain of events. We show how the narratological concepts of peripeteia and anagnorisis are well suited to identifying focal points in their stories: situations where change...... it clear how they overcome most of their differences and establish common ground through mutual learning....

  4. Intercultural Policies and Education

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    Goncalves, Susana, Ed.; Carpenter, Markus A., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  5. "Bildung" and Intercultural Understanding

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    Bohlin, Henrik

    2013-01-01

    The concept of "Bildung", sometimes translated as self-cultivation, is located at the core of an influential tradition of educational thought. A key question concerns the relationship between "Bildung" and interculturality. Drawing on Wilhelm von Humboldt and Hans-Georg Gadamer, and on the so-called transformative learning…

  6. Symmetry and Interculturality

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    Marchis, Iuliana

    2009-01-01

    Symmetry is one of the fundamental concepts in Geometry. It is a Mathematical concept, which can be very well connected with Art and Ethnography. The aim of the article is to show how to link the geometrical concept symmetry with interculturality. For this mosaics from different countries are used.

  7. Developing Intercultural Competence through Global Link Experiences in Physical Education

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    Ko, Bomna; Boswell, Boni; Yoon, Seok

    2015-01-01

    Background: Recognition of the importance of the development of intercultural competence (ICC) has placed intense pressure on teacher education programs to infuse a global perspective into their programs. Several studies have proposed integration of global elements into teacher education programs. Although the use of online tools for…

  8. The vocabulary of anglophone psychology in the context of other subjects.

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    Benjafield, John G

    2013-02-01

    Anglophone psychology shares its vocabulary with several other subjects. Some of the more obvious subjects that have parts of their vocabulary in common with Anglophone psychology include biology (e.g., dominance), chemistry (e.g., isomorphism), philosophy (e.g., phenomenology), and theology (e.g., mediator). Using data from the Oxford English Dictionary as well as other sources, the present study explored the history of these common vocabularies, with a view to broadening our understanding of the relation between the history of psychology and the histories of other subjects. It turns out that there are at least 156 different subjects that share words with psychology. Those that have the most words in common with psychology are mathematics, biology, physics, medicine, chemistry, philosophy, law, music, linguistics, electricity, pathology, and computing. Words that have senses in other subjects and have their origins in ordinary language are used more frequently as PsycINFO keywords than words that were invented specifically for use in psychology. These and other results are interpreted in terms of the ordinary language roots of the vocabulary of Anglophone psychology and other subjects, the degree to which operational definitions have determined the meaning of the psychological senses of words, the role of the psychologist in interdisciplinary research, and the validity of psychological essentialism.

  9. Theories of social constructivism in Anglophone historical epistemology in 2000-2015

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    Full Text Available Social constructionism can be seen as a source of the postmodern movement, and has been influential in the field of cultural studies. The article is devoted to the analysis of the influence of social constructionism in modern Anglophone historiography and historical epistemology (2000-2015. The research results show the meaning and place of social and cultural constructivism in contemporary Anglo-American theoretical historical reflection. Nowadays constructivism is the theoretical framework for many quantitative researches in history. The authors have discussed constructivism and post-constructivism as “umbrella-approaches” and not as “fully-fledged theories” in modern Anglophone historiography. The presence of theoretical foundations of social constructivism in contemporary Anglophone historiography, its role and level of influence can be accurately described as a “critical inoculation constructivism”. To this day the theories of social constructivism perform many reflective and critical functions in cultural history and contemporary Anglo-American historiography. The ideas and postulates of social constructivism continue to play a prominent role in the “democratization” of modern socio-humanitarian knowledge, rethinking ethnicity, gender, socio-cultural identity. The theories of social constructivism are actively used in such historical projects and research directions as gender history, feminism history, sport history, the history of popular culture, media communications, and many others.

  10. Exploring Intercultural Competence in Teacher Education: A Comparative Study between Science and Foreign Language Teacher Trainers

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    Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Ünaldi, Ihsan

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the intercultural outcomes of short-term study visit programs for Foreign Language and Science teacher trainers. A mixed method including quantitative and qualitative data was used to compare the differences between the two groups' intercultural development in terms of their study field. Fantini's questionnaire was used for…

  11. Cross-Cultural Competence: Leader Requirements for Intercultural Effectiveness in the Human Domain

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    CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE: LEADER REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERCULTURAL EFFECTIVENESS IN THE HUMAN DOMAIN A thesis presented to... Intercultural Effectiveness in the Human Domain 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Shawn...

  12. Interculturality for Afro-Peruvians: Towards a Racially Inclusive Education in Peru

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    Valdiviezo, Laura Alicia

    2006-01-01

    Intercultural education policy and programs in Peru emerged as a response to the right of education for marginalised indigenous populations. Under the influence of international dialogue regarding education for all, Peruvian policy has recently proposed interculturality as a guiding principle of education for all Peruvians. In this context,…

  13. Teachers' intercultural learning and competence

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    2010-01-01

    Abstract The aim of this research is to provide more theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding on the process of teachers’ intercultural learning and the nature of intercultural competence in teachers’ work. It is a qualitative study based on various types of questionnaires and interviews collected from former ITE (Intercultural Teacher Education) students in the Department of Educational Sciences in the University of Oulu. The research consists of five articles and a summary ...

  14. Intercultural Communication and Speech Style

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    2005-01-01

    In her article, "Intercultural Communication and Speech Style," Fee-Alexandra Haase discusses intercultural communication as a concept for the production and analysis of speeches and written texts. Starting with a theoretical and historical perspective, Haase exemplifies selected intercultural patterns found in different cultures. Further, based on definitions of style in rhetoric from different cultural backgrounds from the ancient Greek culture up to modern approaches of rhetoricians, Haase...

  15. Intuition at the heart of Intercultural Management – on the self-conception of Intercultural Managers

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    Vogler, Petra

    2012-01-01

    Nowadays management in organisations and companies has become first and foremost a „management of intercultural complexity“ (Mahadevan 2008a). Intercultural management competence subsequently moves in and between the five dimensions having of experience, sensitivity, skill, knowledge and meta skill intuition in intercultural action contexts and therefore presents itself as strategic competence in international organisational settings. Keywords: intercultural management, intercultural communi...

  16. Interculturality and Intercultural Education: A Challenge for Democracy

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    Aikman, Sheila

    1997-09-01

    The paper examines the debate taking place in Peru, and also more generally in South and Central American countries with large indigenous populations, on the nature of interculturality and intercultural education. It investigates concepts fundamental to interculturality such as democracy and equality and asks what they mean in the context of the Peruvian state, civil society and the indigenous movement. It questions whether an interculturality based in apolitical calls for dialogue and respect for cultural and linguistic plurality can meet the needs of indigenous peoples and their daily confrontations with oppressive and unequal intercultural relations. Taking Peru as an example, it investigates the possibilities for the development of an interculturality that is characterised by equality and participation and which enables indigenous peoples to have greater control over their lives. It then briefly examines the nature of the intercultural lives of the Harakmbut of SE Peruvian Amazon and a new indigenous intercultural education programme which the Harakmbut hope will help them address the inequalities and exploitation which they face.

  17. Intercultural Ethics: Questions of Methods in Language and Intercultural Communication

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    Phipps, Alison

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores how questions of ethics and questions of method are intertwined and unavoidable in any serious study of language and intercultural communication. It argues that the focus on difference and solution orientations to intercultural conflict has been a fundamental driver for theory, data collection and methods in the field. These…

  18. Intercultural University of Veracruz: A Holistic Project Promoting Intercultural Education

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    Tellez, Sergio; Sandoval, Juan Carlos; Gonzalez, Octaviano

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes the Intercultural University of Veracruz (UVI), an institutional Programme at the University of Veracruz in Mexico (Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural), as a product of the analysis and research carried out over a 10-year period on cultural diversity and education. There were several institutions and over 20 people involved…

  19. Interculturality and Intercultural Education in Portugal: Recent Developments

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    Pratas, Maria Helena

    2010-01-01

    The Portuguese approach to cultural diversity anchors on the principle of Interculturality; within the framework of mutual respect, it embraces the value and richness of diversity and dialogue. This intercultural approach is embedded in the paradigm of an equal value of all cultures and cultural miscegenation, moving thus far beyond a…

  20. Problems of intercultural communication

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    2015-01-01

    The difference of worldviews is one of the reasons for differences and conflicts in intercultural communication. In some cultures, the purpose of the interaction is more important than communication itself, in others - on the contrary. The term «outlook» is generally used to refer to the concept of reality that divides with respect to a particular culture or ethnic group of people. Outlook must be first referred to the cognitive aspects of culture. Mental organization of each individual refle...

  1. Interculturality and Globalization

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    Cristina Sepsi Soare

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available society can not exist without culture. In this last one are coded the relations of human withtranscendent, history, nature, society and the others. Cultures diversity has no correlation to thebiological diversity of individuals, but in different social forms of ethnic groups. Geographical,sociological and historical circumstances, factors related to the intern aspect of a community and societyand the particular form taken by the subject/object in the existence of the community, they are, generallyspeaking, the areas explaining the cultures diversification. Different cultures, therefore, reflect thedifferent ways of manifestation of the human condition. If the cultural elements of human wouldn’t haveowned amazing diversity that appears in history, from the relevant diversity of natural language, thehuman existence would have stopped in a stationary form, would have been blocked into a single patternof behavior, like other species. All these meanings refer to a unifying meaning, namely the mediation or,better said, intermediation. In other words, when we talk about intercultural we refer to what is betweencultures. Intercultural ideology aims to help communities in their support of different cultures.Interculturality reflecting the social dynamics.

  2. Assessment in Intercultural Language Learning

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    Scarino, Angela

    2008-01-01

    This paper provides background to considering how to assess intercultural language learning. It describes why traditional views of assessment are not sufficient. Essentially, assessing intercultural language learning requires assessment of both students' performance of communication in the target language and how they understand and explain the…

  3. Towards Intercultural Philosophy of Education

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    Bai, Heesoon; Eppert, Claudia; Scott, Charles; Tait, Saskia; Nguyen, Tram

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we propose an understanding of philosophy of education as cultural and intercultural work and philosophers of education as cultural and intercultural workers. In our view, the discipline of philosophy of education in North America is currently suffering from measures of insularity and singularity. It is vital that we justly and…

  4. Professionalism in intercultural job interviews

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    Jensen, Iben

    2005-01-01

    The article is a slightly revised manuscript from my keynote speech at the NIC conference 2003 in Göteborg, Sweden. The aim of the speech was to put forward research towards a critical intercultural multiperspectivism in order to understand professional intercultural communication in multicultural...

  5. The Virtual Intercultural Team Tool

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    Rus, Calin

    2010-01-01

    This article describes the Virtual Intercultural Team Tool (VITT) and discusses its processes and benefits. VIIT is a virtual platform designed with the aim of assisting European project teams to improve intercultural communication and build on their cultural diversity for effective implementation of their projects. It is a process-focused tool,…

  6. Intercultural Rhetoric Research: Beyond Texts

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    Connor, Ulla

    2004-01-01

    This paper proposes a set of new methods for intercultural rhetoric research that is context-sensitive and, in many instances, goes beyond mere text analysis. It considers changes in the field as intercultural rhetoric has moved from the EAP study of student essays to the study of writing in many disciplines and genres. New developments in text,…

  7. Relational Communication in Intercultural Couples

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    Cools, Carine A.

    2006-01-01

    This qualitative study utilises the relational dialectics of Baxter and Montgomery (1996) to examine the relationship communication of six heterosexual intercultural couples living in Finland. In this study, I attempt to answer the following questions: what cultural issues are relevant in the couples' relationship? What intercultural relational…

  8. Educating Teachers for Intercultural Education

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    Ermenc, Klara Skubic

    2015-01-01

    The paper begins with a short overview of the development of intercultural education and proposes a definition of interculturality in education as a pedagogical principle that guides the entire process of planning, implementing, and evaluating education at the systemic, curricular, school, and classroom levels to enable recognition and empowerment…

  9. Towards Post-Intercultural Teacher Education: Analysing "Extreme" Intercultural Dialogue to Reconstruct Interculturality

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    Dervin, Fred

    2015-01-01

    The "intercultural" is now omnipresent in most departments of teacher education in Europe and elsewhere. It can be implemented under the guise of, amongst others, multicultural, transcultural, global and/or development education. In this paper, I problematise post-intercultural teacher education. The context of this study is that of…

  10. Learning French as a Second Official Language: Reserved for Anglophones?

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    Mady, Callie; Turnbull, Miles

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews federal language policies and provincial curriculum documents as they relate to Allophones and their access to French as a Second Official Language (FSOL) programs across Canada. Results of a detailed document analysis reveal that policies provide obstacles to access for allophone immigrants to Canada who seek to learn both…

  11. Models of Intercultural Communication

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    Full Text Available The research question addressed in this article is, “To which extent does intercultural communication depend on self-understanding, accumulated during the process of socialization, as well as the feeling of safety?” This question may have received less attention from researchers. This article draws upon modern and classical theories to explain the concept of self-understanding and the feeling of safety conceived in two meta-analytical models of socialization. The models were applied in a longitudinal study. They will be explained in detail, and the findings of the study will be discussed.

  12. [Nutritional screening among seniors in health care institutions: comparison between the institutions Francophones and Anglophones].

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    Villalon, Lita; Laporte, Manon; Carrier, Natalie

    2013-06-06

    Malnutrition among the elderly is a widespread problem in hospitals and nursing homes. However, data on the practice of nutritional screening in these facilities are limited, particularly in Francophone establishments. This study aimed to compare nutritional screening practices among the elderly in Anglophone and Francophone health care facilities in New Brunswick (NB), as well as perceptions and practices of health care professionals. Information on screening parameters was taken directly from elderly patients'/residents' medical records. Health care professionals' (doctors, nurses, dietitians) perceptions and practices of nutritional screening were collected through questionnaires. A total of five hospitals and 31 nursing homes in NB took part in the study. Of these, 421 patients/residents and 457 health professionals participated. Significant differences in the availability of screening parameters were observed between Francophone and Anglophone patients/residents. Certain screening parameters, such as weight at admission, loss of appetite and meal fractions consumed were less available in Francophone patients'/residents' records. In addition, health care professionals' perceptions regarding nutritional screening varied by occupation and language of the establishment. Several barriers to screening were also identified. Reduced availability of screening parameters in Francophone establishments and the underestimation of malnutrition in elderly patients/residents by doctors and nurses are barriers that can influence nutritional screening in Francophone health care facilities.

  13. Narratives of Arab Anglophone Women and the Articulation of a Major Discourse in a Minor Literature

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available “It is important to stress that a variety of positions with respect to feminism, nation, religion and identity are to be found in Anglophone Arab women’s writings. This being the case, it is doubtful whether, in discussing this literary production, much mileage is to be extracted from over emphasis of the notion of its being a conduit of ‘Third World subaltern women.’” (Nash 35 Building on Geoffrey Nash’s statement and reflecting on Deleuze and Guattari’s conceptualization of minor literature and Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderland(s, we will discuss in this paper how the writings of Arab Anglophone women are specific minor and borderland narratives within minor literature(s through a tentative (relocalization of Arab women’s English literature into distinct and various categories. By referring to various bestselling English works produced by Arab British and Arab American women authors, our aim is to establish a new taxonomy that may fit the specificity of these works

  14. Intercultural Education in Chile: Colonial Subjectivity and Ethno-Governmental Rationality

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    This article is the product of research conducted in the frame of FONDECYT Research Initiation project nº 11140804, entitled “Education and Cultural Racism: Evidence and Discursivities in Agents Who Implement the Bilingual Intercultural Education Program (PEIB)", jointly conducted by the University of Chile’s Department of Pedagogical Studies and the University of Sao Paulo’s Faculty of Education Postdoctoral Program. The text explores the problem of “cultural racism” in intercultural educati...

  15. Intercultural ethics: questions of methods in language and intercultural communication

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    This paper explores how questions of ethics and questions of method are intertwined and unavoidable in any serious study of language and intercultural communication. It argues that the focus on difference and solution orientations to intercultural conflict has been a fundamental driver for theory, data collection and methods in the field. These approaches, the paper argues, have created a considerable consciousness raising industry, with methods, trainings and ‘critical incidents’, which ulti...

  16. Insufficient Language Education Policy: Intercultural Bilingual Education in Chiapas

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    Garcia, Ofelia; Velasco, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork research of the authors in schools in Chiapas, Mexico, the article provides an overview of efforts being made to address the unique educational needs of Mexico's Indigenous populations through intercultural bilingual education programs. The article examines the Indigenous teachers' commitment to intercultural…

  17. Student Motivation to Study Abroad and Their Intercultural Development

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    Anderson, Philip H.; Hubbard, Ann; Lawton, Leigh

    2015-01-01

    To date, student motivation for electing to study abroad has not been incorporated into study abroad research as a potential factor influencing intercultural development. The authors of this study hypothesize that a student's motivation for studying abroad plays an important role in influencing the program a student selects and in determining what…

  18. Pedagogical Intercultural Practice of Teachers in Virtual Environments

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    Barreto, Carmen Ricardo; Haydar, Jorge Mizzuno

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    This study presents some of the results of the project "Training and Development of Intercultural Competency of Teachers in Virtual Environments", carried out in ten Colombian Caribbean higher education institutions (HEI) offering virtual programs. It was performed in three steps: 1-diagnosis, 2-training, and 3-analysis of the…

  19. Intercultural Learning Across Contexts

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available International youth work in Europe (i.e. non-formal learning demands a renewal of the prominent intercultural theory and framework in the youth field in order to cope with contemporary questions concerning pluralism and global challenges. This article provides a new theoretical framework for intercultural learning that departs from a complex, multicultural, social reality. Furthermore, the article explores how young people today experience international youth exchanges as arenas for learning in relation to other learning arenas in and out of school. The data consists of interviews and participant observation of a Norwegian youth group preparing for, participating in and reflecting on their experiences in an international youth exchange programme. The findings show that participation in international youth exchanges, in addition to cultural knowledge, may contribute to increased motivation for learning, enhanced self-understanding and personal growth that seems transferable to other contexts. Furthermore,global youth culture plays a crucial role in young people`s experiences of being like one another across national borders, cultures and social realities.

  20. The Effect of Study Abroad on the Development of Intercultural Sensitivity among Mainland Chinese High School Students

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    Hao, Chenfang

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation examined the effect of year-long study abroad program on the development of intercultural sensitivity among the Mainland Chinese high school students. The sample consisted of 50 study abroad participants and 50 students on home campus. The instrument Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) was employed to assess the…

  1. Crisis and neoliberal reforms in Africa : civil society and agro-industry in anglophone Cameroon's plantation economy

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    Konings, P.J.J.

    2011-01-01

    This book discusses the consequences of the economic and financial crisis that befell the Cameroonian agro-industrial sector in the 1980s, using as a case study the plantation economy of the anglophone region of Cameroon. Two agro-industrial enterprises have dominated the plantation sector: a huge

  2. Cross-Country Variation in Adult Skills Inequality: Why Are Skill Levels and Opportunities so Unequal in Anglophone Countries?

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    Green, Andy; Green, Francis; Pensiero, Nicola

    2015-01-01

    This article examines cross-country variations in adult skills inequality and asks why skills in Anglophone countries are so unequal. Drawing on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's recent Survey of Adult Skills and other surveys, it investigates the differences across countries and country groups in inequality in both…

  3. Taking the Bull by the Horns: The Critical Perspectives and Pedagogy of Two Black Teachers in Anglophone Montreal Schools

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    Howard, Philip S. S.

    2014-01-01

    In the midst of the complicated racial-linguistic landscape that is Montreal, Quebec, the educational experiences of the relatively small population of Anglophone Blacks are often invisibilized within the education literature, and relatively little attention is paid to the nature of Black students' and educators' struggles with racism and…

  4. Intercultural Competence in Host Students?

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    Egekvist, Ulla Egidiussen; Lyngdorf, Niels Erik; Du, Xiangyun

    2016-01-01

    Although substantial work in intercultural education has been done on the intercultural competences of mobile students engaging in international study visits, there is a need to explore intercultural competences in host students. This chapter seeks to answer questions about the challenges...... and possibilities of using short-term study visits to develop these competences. Theoretically, this chapter finds inspiration in social constructivist understandings of culture and Byram’s research on intercultural competence. Empirically, the data used in this paper were derived from a study of 22 Danish lower...... experience. The study suggests that challenges and possibilities are found within the following categories: (1) Experiential learning, (2) Stereotypes and (3) Coping strategies and support....

  5. SPECIFIC ELEMENTS OF INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT

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    The article aims to highlight the structures that influence intercultural management, the link between them and the approach of each one separately in order to understand the mechanisms of cooperation...

  6. Intercultural Management and Managerial Activities

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    Nový, Ivan

    2007-01-01

    .... Research findings from Misumi, Sinha and Ohio school are emphasized. Influences are analyzed on the levels of leading, goal setting, decision making, problem solving, motivating and intercultural competences of managers...

  7. Intercultural Reflection through the "Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters": Students' Accounts of Their Images of Alterity

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    Méndez García, María del Carmen

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    The Council of Europe's "Autobiography of Intercultural Encounter" (AIE) is a tool to develop intercultural competence (IC) in education by encouraging users to reflect upon and learn from momentous intercultural encounters they have experienced face to face. Its parallel resource, the "Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters…

  8. TEATRO TESTIMONIAL: UNA PROPUESTA DE EDUCACIÓN INTERCULTURAL/TESTIMONY THEATRE: AN INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION PROPOSAL

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    2015-01-01

    ... intercultural, teatro testimonial, enfoque intercultural, Teatro Kimen, Ñi Pu Tremen. The objective of the present is to reflect upon the possibilities of inclusion of the intercultural approach in educational practices beyond the classroom, focusing on dramatic arts. I will make an introduction into the intercultural approach and its application...

  9. Intercultural bilingual education in Chile

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    Figueroa, Williams Ibarra; Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.; Leyton, Elia Calderón; Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

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    This article is based on analysis of the actions of public bodies and institutions that are being created in Chile to meet demand in Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE). The aim is to analyze the practical training of students in initial teacher training in intercultural basic education at the Catholic University of Temuco. In addition, reveal the working methods of collaborative field between family-school- community partnership in key initial identification and subsequent components and...

  10. Teachers’ Beliefs and Intercultural Sensitivity

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    Leutwyler Bruno; Mantel Carola

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    Teachers play a key role in dealing appropriately with culturally diverse classrooms. Research on teacher competences highlights the important function of teachers’ beliefs. However hardly any evidence addresses the crucial question of what actually shapes the beliefs about intercultural education and how these beliefs might be developed. Against this background the present contribution suggests a conceptual approach to understand teachers’ beliefs about intercultural education. By drawing on...

  11. Relational teaching: A way to foster EFL learners’ intercultural communicative competence through literary short stories

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    Full Text Available This article reports an action research study in an advanced EFL class of the language program at a public University in Bogotá, Colombia in 2011. The study suggests that the inclusion of authentic multicultural short stories of the U.S. in the EFL context fosters learners’ critical intercultural communicative competence (ICC through the implementation of the Relational Teaching approach. The collected data showed how learners developed critical intercultural skills through commonalities (a concept proposed by Relational Teaching when they read literary short stories. Findings show that applying new teaching approaches and literature in EFL might contribute to create critical intercultural awareness.

  12. Enhancing intercultural competence through U.S. multicultural literature in the EFL classroom

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    Full Text Available This article reports part of an action research experience that was conducted in an advanced EFL classroom of the language program at a public university in Bogotá, Colombia in 2011. The study proposes the incorporation of authentic multicultural literary texts in the EFL classroom as a means to develop intercultural communicative competence (ICC. Data were collected to show how learners acquired cultural knowledge, developed critical intercultural skills, and created positive attitudes -aspects of Byram's model of ICC- when they read literary short stories. Findings show that integrating language and literature in EFL constitutes a pedagogical contribution to construct critical intercultural awareness.

  13. Integrated Process Model on Intercultural Competence

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    The paper proposes an integrated model on intercultural competence, which attempts to present intercultural communication and competence from the term point of the dialectical approach, described by Martin and Nakayama (2010...

  14. Interculturalizing the Technical or Business Communications Course.

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    Tippens, Dora

    1993-01-01

    Claims that technical or business communications courses need to be interculturalized to prepare students for the global marketplace. Defines three problems: ethnocentrism, language barriers, and cultural differences. Provides strategies, assignments, and resources for implementing an interculturalized communications course. (HB)

  15. Sex differences in intercultural communication apprehension, ethnocentrism, and intercultural willingness to communicate.

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    Lin, Yang; Rancer, Andrew S

    2003-02-01

    Communication predispositions influence interactions between individuals from different cultures. Three such predispositions have been found to affect behavior in intercultural contexts: Apprehension about intercultural communication, ethnocentrism, and intercultural willingness to communicate. This study examined differences between men (n = 130) and women (n = 175) on those three predispositions. The analysis showed that men reported experiencing higher apprehension about intercultural communication, being more ethnocentric than women, and being less willing to communicate interculturally than women. Implications of these findings are discussed.

  16. Intercultural education in foreign language teaching

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    Rosinová, Magdalena

    2008-01-01

    Dissertation thesis Intercultural Education in Foreign Language Teaching deals with the specificity of intercultural education in foreign language teaching. Wide conceived problems are structured into five theoretical chapters. The first part presents the term of communication in foreign language teaching, explains the specificity of intercultural communication and intercultural communicative situation. It deals with the reasons of cultural and language shock and their possible outfall into i...

  17. Life Stories and Interculturality

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    Toldi Éva

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article examines two short stories: Teréz Müller’s Igaz történet [A True Story] and József Bálint senior’s Imádkozzál és dolgozzál [Pray and Work]. The argument explores the way the texts reflect on shifts in power in the Hungarian region of Vojvodina, and the way power structures define the relationship between majority and minority in a society that undergoes constant and radical changes. Contemporary historical events of the twentieth century, changes, faultlines, traumatic life events and identity shifts emerge as the contexts for these narratives of the daily experiences of a Jewish merchant family and a farmer family respectively. Thus, the two texts analysed are representative works rooted in two fundamentally different social backgrounds. The discourse about the I is always also about the other; the construction of identity is already in itself a dialogic, intercultural act, which makes it an ideal topic for the exploration of the changes and shifts in one’s own and the other’s cultural identity. Translational processes of transmission are also required for the narration of traumatic experiences. Teréz Müller was the grandmother of the Serbian writer Aleksandar Tišma. Her book is not primarily a document of their relationship; however, it does throw light on diverse background events of the writer’s life and oeuvre. Comparing the experiences of identity in the autobiographical novel of Aleksandar Tišma and the recollections of his grandmother reveals geocultural characteristics of their intercultural life experiences.

  18. Teaching Intercultural Communication through Service-Learning

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    Blithe, Sarah Jane

    2016-01-01

    Course: Intercultural Communication. Objectives: After completing this intercultural service-learning activity, students should be able to (1) apply effective intercultural communication skills in culturally different sites; (2) analyze cultures different from their own through service-learning; (3) compare and evaluate course readings with…

  19. Teaching Intercultural Communication with "An Idiot Abroad"

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    Crook, Brittani

    2014-01-01

    A desired outcome of teaching intercultural communication is cultivating an understanding and awareness of different cultural values while attempting to increase intercultural communication competence within our students. Goals of teaching intercultural communication include assisting students in recognizing, accepting, and appreciating cultural…

  20. Developing Intercultural Awareness Using Digital Storytelling

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    Ribiero, Sandre P. M.

    2016-01-01

    Higher Education mirrors the shifting nature of society and work. Mobility may provide unparalleled learning opportunities for all stakeholders; however, in order to live and work in plural societies as socially responsible and intercultural knowledgeable citizens, intercultural awareness and intercultural communication skills need to be mastered.…

  1. Training Intercultural Competence in the International Classroom

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    Corina Tabacaru

    2015-01-01

    The international classroom is presumably a far more effective learning environment for the acquisition of intercultural competence when students receive adequate training to make the most of their intercultural encounters. This paper provides a summary of the intercultural training taught to

  2. INTRODUCTION TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS

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    Angelica-Nicoleta NECULAESEI (ONEA

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The proposed article presents introductive aspects regarding intercultural communication in business. The main milestones that define the field are identified (culture, communication, intercultural situation and examples of economic rationality and organizational models are presented with influence on intercultural communication in business, in order to understand the importance of knowing the cultural contexts that require different approaches in business relationships.

  3. FEATURES OF VALUE ORIENTATIONS OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE ON THE EXAMPLE OF IRKUTSK RESIDENTS

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    Alexandra Mikhailovna Zakharova

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to actual topic of intercultural competence. The subject of research is the impact of value orientations on the intercultural competence level. In this regard, the present research aims to: find the values that are valid for residents of the Irkutsk region and reveal the influence of value orientations on the intercultural competence level. Socio-psychological research was based on two methods measuring value orientations – Shalom Schwartz questionnaire, and author’s questionnaire by A. Zakharova and S. Gurieva, dedicated to intercultural competence. We used the Spearman correlation analysis and comparative analysis of average. Data was processed in IBM SPSS Statistics 21 program. The study revealed values, significant and insignificant for Irkutsk citizens. Correlation of intercultural competence level with value orientations, was also detected. The Conclusion of the research: safety is the most important for Irkutsk residents, the second in importance is kindness, the third is tradition; Insignificant value – is stimulation, then hedonism and the most insignificant - power; The higher the level of intercultural competence is, the more important traditions, conformity, universalism and safety are. The practical significance of the socio-psychological research is the method developed for studying the intercultural competence level, helping people to avoid ethnic conflicts and create a mutually beneficial relationship in spite of the cultural differences.

  4. Birth of the cool: a two-centuries decline in emotional expression in Anglophone fiction.

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    Morin, Olivier; Acerbi, Alberto

    2017-12-01

    The presence of emotional words and content in stories has been shown to enhance a story's memorability, and its cultural success. Yet, recent cultural trends run in the opposite direction. Using the Google Books corpus, coupled with two metadata-rich corpora of Anglophone fiction books, we show a decrease in emotionality in English-speaking literature starting plausibly in the nineteenth century. We show that this decrease cannot be explained by changes unrelated to emotionality (such as demographic dynamics concerning age or gender balance, changes in vocabulary richness, or changes in the prevalence of literary genres), and that, in our three corpora, the decrease is driven almost entirely by a decline in the proportion of positive emotion-related words, while the frequency of negative emotion-related words shows little if any decline. Consistently with previous studies, we also find a link between ageing and negative emotionality at the individual level.

  5. Intercultural dialogue : challenges to theory, practice and research.

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    Holmes, P.

    2014-01-01

    This special issue showcases papers presented at the International Association of Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) conference in Durham in December 2012. The conference, similarly entitled ‘Intercultural dialogue: Current challenges; future directions’, invited presenters to critically examine the concept of intercultural dialogue and its implications for researching and learning about intercultural communication in the increasingly intercultural communities in which people n...

  6. Music, Arts and Intercultural Education: The Artistic Sensibility in the Discovery of the Other

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    Maria do Rosário Sousa

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The present article presents a doctoral investigation. It mainly focuses on an action research whose problematic is based on the search for didactic-pedagogical paths which contribute to intercultural openness and change within schools allowing for better social integration. We have chosen the trilogy music, arts education and interculturality to address the central problematics of this research. Therefore an Intercultural Musical Program was conceived, implemented and assessed in three Portuguese Elementary/Preparatory schools. The main leading forces guiding this Program are attached to four areas, which constitute the theoretical/conceptual frame of this research: • Artistic education as a priority in education; • Intercultural education as a response to a growing cultural diversity; • The role of music as an harnessing methodology for intercultural communication; • Arts Programs as globalising impulses for human development and the preservation of cultural heritage. The empirical work rests on a methodology of qualitative analysis based on Renald Legendre’s (1993, 2005 model of Pedagogical Relationship (PR, combined with a strong influence of Visual Anthropology. The attained results are indicators of the high relevance and participation, as well as of the transforming impact of this action research, as a facilitator of intercultural communication and education among communities.

  7. The Need for Improving Intercultural Collaborative Activities with Structured Institutional Systems of Support

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    Gahungu, Athanase; Freeman, Karen A.

    2015-01-01

    Evaluation of an international, grant-funded program must communicate the program's value to a variety of stakeholders: the funder, the agency operating the program and its community, and the citizens of the country where the program is implemented. An intercultural research team can achieve that goal only through a thought-out strategy. This…

  8. Teaching Interculturality through Visual Media

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    Svarstad, Lone Krogsgaard

    2016-01-01

    The paper presents an exploration of an intersectional approach to intercultural competence in lower secondary English classes in Denmark. The presentation is based on the second intervention in a participatory action research project in connection with my doctoral thesis in the school year 2013-......D Towards a Cultural Studies and Critical Cultural Pedagogy Approach to Intercultural Competence in English Language Teaching.......The paper presents an exploration of an intersectional approach to intercultural competence in lower secondary English classes in Denmark. The presentation is based on the second intervention in a participatory action research project in connection with my doctoral thesis in the school year 2013...... Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor. Students work with active construction, making connections, social interaction, reflection, responsibility and they do so in a process of noticing, comparing, reflecting and interacting (producing) (Liddicoat & Scarino, 2013). In a spiral process of teaching the teachers...

  9. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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    Jadranka Zlomislić

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to explore the influence of education and additional factors influencing students’ awareness of intercultural differences. For the purposes of this research assessment was carried out with regard to their role in promoting cultural awareness and facing cross-cultural challenges posed by unfamiliar cross-cultural contexts. Cultural education is presumed to be a key factor for achieving a significant increase of cultural sensitivity and cultural awareness in order to ensure successful cross-cultural communication and increase mobility of students/working professionals. For this study, it was assumed that the cultural awareness of students increases due to the courses they take and their overall study experience. A special questionnaire was developed for the purposes of this research, and the obtained results were statistically analyzed with the help of descriptive statistics, the non-parametric chi-square test, and the Mann-Whitney test. The research has shown that intercultural competence has a statistically significant positive effect on the readiness of students to participate in study and work programs abroad. Thus, it is mandatory that foreign language competence as well as intercultural competence be a priority of the curriculum if we are to increase the number of highly educated experts who will be capable to compete successfully as students or professionals in all fields and all cultural areas. If we recognize that globalization has made the world a global village, we all need the intercultural competence to successfully live in it.

  10. The Cultural Heritage of Interculturalism

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    Martin Peterson

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The article traces the cultural heritage of inter-cultural contexts, which have had profound impact over long time. It takes its departure in antique and culturally complex environments in the eastern Mediterranean. One millennium later corresponding inter-cultural conditions are explored in the western part of the Mediterranean. Both cases demonstrated their wide and long lasting influences on posterity. The cultural heritage implied the deep effects of cross-fertilization and ensuing cultural enrichment as the conflation of several well-endowed cultures took place. A similar, more powerful outcome followed the Radical Enlightenment in Leiden around 1650s and in Vienna some centuries later.

  11. Bases para el periodismo intercultural

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    Dra. Estrella Israel Garzón

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    Full Text Available Este estudio reúne tres vertientes -ética, profesional y de análisis del discurso- que confluyen en la formación de periodistas desde la comunicación intercultural. En él se describen los sentidos de la interculturalidad en el quehacer periodístico, ejemplos de periodismo intercultural en la investigación, precisión e infiltración, y, finalmente, se propone la detección de ruidos interculturales, como ejercicio crítico sobre el discurso informativo.

  12. "‘Photo voicing’ lived experiences of adjustment processes: Asian international students in a non-Anglophone study environment,"

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    2014-01-01

    The Flemish community of Belgium is used as an illustrating case to study the experiences of five Asian international students in a non-Anglophone study environment, with a focus on their academic and socio-cultural adjustment processes. The method of photo voice was applied, including two rounds of photo taking and two focus groups. The findings suggest that for aspects of the host culture that are relatively easy to adapt to, international students generally tend to adopt an integration or ...

  13. Interculturality and Intercultural Education: A Challenge for Democracy.

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    Aikman, Sheila

    1999-01-01

    Uses Peru to exemplify the debate taking place in South and Central American countries with large populations of indigenous people. Questions whether an interculturality based in apolitical calls for dialog and respect for cultural and linguistic plurality can meet the needs of indigenous peoples and their daily confrontations with oppressive and…

  14. Developing EAL learners' intercultural sensitivity through a digital literacy project

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    Galante, Angelica

    2014-01-01

    ...) DMIS model for intercultural sensitivity, the project invited international students and newcomers to Canada to explore and expand on their understanding of intercultural relationships while studying...

  15. Digital Equity and Intercultural Education

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    Resta, Paul; Laferrière, Thérèse

    2015-01-01

    Digital equity and intercultural education continue to be areas of concern in the emerging knowledge-based society. The digital divide is present across the globe as the result of a complex of factors such as the inequality in: access to hardware and connectivity; autonomy of use; digital and literacy skills; availability of technical and social…

  16. Multiculturalism, Interculturalisms and the Majority

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    Modood, Tariq

    2014-01-01

    Interculturalism, in its two forms, critiques multiculturalism. A European version emphasises cultural encounter and novelty, and is relatively apolitical except for its disavowal of the national in preference for the local and the transnational. In contrast, its Quebecan counterpart gives significance to the idea of the right of a national…

  17. Identifying School Psychologists' Intercultural Sensitivity

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    Puyana, Olivia E.; Edwards, Oliver W.

    2016-01-01

    School psychologists are encouraged to analyze their intercultural sensitivity because they may be subject to personal attitudes and beliefs that pejoratively influence their work with students and clients who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). However, gaps remain in the literature regarding whether school psychologists are prepared…

  18. INTERCULTURAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS: CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

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    Full Text Available Intercultural misunderstandings involve a number of complex causes which can easily escalate into conflicts. Since conflicts are also complex, it is not easy to find solutions because there is no one solution for all problems. Systems Theory, transdisciplinarity, and the social ecological model take a holistic approach in investigating complex phenomena. They permit the creation of a theoretical framework based on previous empirical research and theories across scientific disciplines to identify the relevant elements of complex phenomena and to understand the interrelationship of these elements. Intercultural misunderstandings and conflicts are very complex phenomena because they include culture, perception, identity, ethnocentrism, relationships, trust building and conflict management as well as intercultural commu-nication competence which entails cognition, metacognition, and social metacognition. Since most em-pirical studies focus on isolated, individual elements in specific contexts, this article describes the theoretical framework of how the various findings and theories developed in different scientific disciplines can be used to form a cohesive framework to help circumvent intercultural misunderstandings and conflicts. In so doing, it follows the general principles of Systems Theory, transdisciplinarity, and the social ecological model.

  19. Intercultural Nonverbal Communication: A Bibliography.

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    Kitao, Kenji; Kitao, S. Kathleen

    A bibliography on intercultural nonverbal communication contains citations of interest primarily to Japanese teachers of English as a second language. Citations are organized in these categories: general information; chronemics; proxemics; personal space and territory; physical appearance and clothes; kinesics (posture and gestures); tactile…

  20. The Ethics of Intercultural Communication

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    MacDonald, Malcolm N.; O'Regan, John P.

    2013-01-01

    For some time, the role of culture in language education within schools, universities and professional communication has received increasing attention. This article identifies two aporias in the discourse of intercultural communication (IC): first, that it contains an unstated movement towards a universal consciousness; second, that its claims to…

  1. Intercultural Communication in the Classroom.

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    Chamberlain, Steven P.; Guerra, Patricia L.; Garcia, Shernaz B.

    This document reviews the existing literature on intercultural communication (ICC) and ties it to teacher-student classroom interactions, exploring ways that teachers can respond to cultural incongruities and reduce the cultural clashes they experience between themselves and students from different cultural backgrounds. Section 1,…

  2. Intercultural Health Care and Welfare

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    Nielsen, Ben

    2014-01-01

    Artiklen har fokus på undervisning, planlægning, udvikling og evaluering af et internationalt tværfagligt valgfag Intercultural Health Care and Welfare, der udbydes på Det Sundhedsfaglige og Teknologiske Fakultet på Professionshøjskolen Metropol. Ifølge den tysk-amerikanske professor Iris Varner og...

  3. Interculturality in an Urban Setting.

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    Ryan, Phyllis M.

    This paper argues that a need exists, especially in urban universities, to focus on attitudes toward foreign language learning (in this case, the learning of English) and toward speakers of the language being learned as well as the cultures represented by its speakers. The concept of interculturality as a goal for learning challenges negative…

  4. Syllabi in Intercultural Communication: 1974.

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    Prosser, Michael H., Comp.

    This guide for the speech curriculum includes three separate but interrelated sections: intercultural communication syllabuses, communication and social change/development syllabuses, and international communication syllabuses--media emphasis. Each section contains a number of syllabuses originally designed for various speech courses at schools in…

  5. Interdisciplinarity, Qualitative Research, and the Complex Phenomenon: Toward an Integrative Approach to Intercultural Research

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    Ryan, Phillip; Kurtz, Jill Sornsen; Carter, Deanne; Pester, Danielle

    2014-01-01

    This article is a collaboration by the lead faculty member in a Masters program in Intercultural Studies and students who completed the program under his aegis. This article presents the program's approach to its research course sequence, an approach involving the integration of interdisciplinary and qualitative research. The authors first provide…

  6. Study Abroad and Intercultural Coursework: Their Effects on Change in Intercultural Competence

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    Rust, Kathleen G.; Forster, Brenda; Niziolek, Alice; Morris, Christine M.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to present a model for evaluating whether a study abroad experience increases intercultural competence as well as to examine whether undergraduate students who participated in a study abroad experience and intercultural competence building coursework demonstrate a significant increase in intercultural competence…

  7. Training Intercultural Competence in the International Classroom : A Qualitative Analysis of Students' Intercultural Awareness

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    Corina Tabacaru

    2015-01-01

    The international classroom is presumably a far more effective learning environment for the acquisition of intercultural competence when students receive adequate training to make the most of their intercultural encounters. This paper provides a summary of the intercultural training taught to

  8. MEASURING ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER CANDIDATES’ INTERCULTURAL SENSITIVITY: A KEY ELEMENT TO FOSTER INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE

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    Zeynep Çetin Köroğlu

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    Full Text Available A multicultural and global society makes intercultural communication an indispensable part of communication. As an affective dimension of intercultural communicative competence, intercultural sensitivity has drawn the attention of scholars throughout the past years. However, there is still a misperception about intercultural sensitivity with other cognitive, affective and behavioral domains of intercultural communication such as intercultural awareness, intercultural adroitness and intercultural communicative competence. Important scholars in the field define intercultural sensitive persons as those who are conscious in their interactions and accept interlocutors’ ideas without judgment of their personal complexity. In this angle, English language teachers’ sensitivity towards other cultures has significant meaning to make language learners better foreign language learners and speakers (Crawford, 2008. Thus, the current study aims to investigate English Language Teacher candidates’ intercultural sensitivity level. In this study, ISS (intercultural sensitivity scale, Chen and Starosta, 2000 is used to measure the results of the 61 student teachers who participated in the study. Participants’ intercultural sensitivity levels are analyzed in SPSS due to interaction engagement, respect for cultural differences, interaction confidence, enjoyment and attentiveness. The results show that English language teacher candidates enjoy interacting with people from other cultures and they are sensitive towards cultural differences and complexities.

  9. Frontline employees' intercultural competence: Does it impact customers' evaluations of intercultural service encounters?

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    Hoefnagels, A.H.J.M.; Bloemer, J.M.M.; Pluymaekers, M

    2014-01-01

    Globalization has led to an exponential growth of intercultural service encounters. In view of the importance of customer-orientation in services, we investigate the effect of the frontline employee’s intercultural competence on customer’s affective and cognitive evaluations of intercultural service

  10. The Intercultural Communication Negotiation Simulation: An Instructional Model for Teaching/Training Intercultural Communication Skills.

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    Samp, Jennifer A.

    The intercultural reality of the global marketplace necessitates effective intercultural communication and diplomatic skills training. An effective educational strategy must emphasize a balanced enhancement of learners' conceptual understanding of intercultural communication, their attitudes toward cultural differences, and the skills required for…

  11. The long past and short history of the vocabulary of Anglophone psychology.

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    Benjafield, John G

    2012-02-01

    How do particular words come to be part of the vocabulary of Anglophone psychology? The present study sampled 600 words with psychological senses from the Oxford English Dictionary, which not only gives the number of senses for each word but also the date and author for the earliest known occurrence of each sense. Analogous information for the same words was taken from PsycINFO. One can distinguish between words for which their psychological sense is the first to occur in the history of the written language (primary psychological words) and words for which their psychological sense only emerges after one or more other senses have become established in the written language (secondary psychological words). To use a distinction made famous by Ebbinghaus, secondary psychological words have both a past and a history in psychology, while primary psychological words only have a history. Secondary psychological words have more connections to other words and occur more frequently in PsycINFO than do primary psychological words. For secondary psychological words, it is possible to trace a process of metaphoric polysemy that provides a basis for the eventual occurrence of the psychological sense of a word. Some primary psychological words are now developing secondary, nonpsychological senses, showing that they are subject to the same metaphoric process as are any other words.

  12. Individual and community-level determinants of retention of Anglophone and Francophone immigrants across Canada

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    Michael Haan

    2017-05-01

    Cette étude utilise des modèles à risque proportionnel de Cox, la base de données longitudinales sur l’immigration, des fichiers de données harmonisés des recensements de la population afin d’examiner les déterminants au niveau individuel  et communautaire sur la rétention à l’arrivée au pays des cohortes admises en 1990, 1995, 2000 et 2005 au cours des cinq premières années après leur établissement. L’accent de l’étude porte sur la capacité linguistique dans les deux langues officielles des nouveaux arrivants et  la composition linguistique des communautés d’accueil. L’étude révèle que les communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire (CLOSM ont plus de succès à maintenir les immigrants francophones que les communautés de langue officielle en situation majoritaire hors-Québec.  L’étude révèle  aussi que la plupart des cohortes anglophones sont plus susceptible de quitter le Québec si initialement établies dans une CLOSM.

  13. Theoretical Modelling of Intercultural Communication Process

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    The definition of the concepts of “communication”, “intercultural communication”, “model of communication” are analyzed in the article. The basic components of the communication process are singled out. The model of intercultural communication is developed. Communicative, behavioral and complex skills for optimal organization of intercultural communication, establishment of productive contact with a foreign partner to achieve mutual understanding, searching for acceptable ways of organizing i...

  14. Negotiation of identities in intercultural communication

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    Janík Zdeněk

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Negotiation of identities in communication entails affirming the identities we want others to recognize in us and ascription of identities we mutually assign to each other in communication. The study of intercultural communication focuses on cultural identity as the principal identity component that defines intercultural communication. In this article, the assumption that cultural group membership factors determine the context of intercultural communication is questioned. The article examines how intercultural interlocutors negotiate their identities in various intercultural interactions. The aims of the research presented in this paper are: 1 to examine which identities - cultural, personal, or social - intercultural interlocutors activate in intercultural communication; 2 to determine whether interlocutors’ intercultural communication is largely influenced by their cultural identities; 3 and to identify situations in which they activate their cultural identities (3. The research data were collected from 263 international students studying at Masaryk University in Brno in the years 2010 - 2016. Although the research results are not conclusive, they indicate that cultural identities predominate in the students’ ethnocentric views and that stereotypes constrain the students’ cultural identities and affect the negotiation of identities in intercultural communication.

  15. Theoretical Modelling of Intercultural Communication Process

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    Mariia Soter

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    Full Text Available The definition of the concepts of “communication”, “intercultural communication”, “model of communication” are analyzed in the article. The basic components of the communication process are singled out. The model of intercultural communication is developed. Communicative, behavioral and complex skills for optimal organization of intercultural communication, establishment of productive contact with a foreign partner to achieve mutual understanding, searching for acceptable ways of organizing interaction and cooperation for both communicants are highlighted in the article. It is noted that intercultural communication through interaction between people affects the development of different cultures’ aspects.

  16. Evaluating the effectiveness of intercultural teachers.

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    Cox, Kathleen

    2011-01-01

    With globalization and major immigration flows, intercultural teaching encounters are likely to increase, along with the need to assure intercultural teaching effectiveness.Thus, the purpose of this article is to present a conceptual framework for nurse educators to consider when anticipating an intercultural teaching experience. Kirkpatrick's and Bushnell's models provide a basis for the conceptual framework. Major concepts of the model include input, process, output, and outcome.The model may possibly be used to guide future research to determine which variables are most influential in explaining intercultural teaching effectiveness.

  17. Los efectos de la diferencia étnica en programas de educación superior en México: educación intercultural en tensión; Os efeitos da diferença étnica no programa de educação superior no México: educação intercultural em tensão; Effects of Ethnic Difference in Higher Education Academic Programs in Mexico: Intercultural Education in Tension

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    Yasmani Santana Colin

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    Full Text Available Resumen: El presente artículo se enmarca en la discusión sobre los espacios de educación superior que están demandando los jóvenes indígenas en el país. Planteo que pese a la creación de modelos educativos interculturales y “autónomos”, miembros de comunidades indígenas buscan oportunidades de acceso a las universidades convencionales, en distintas áreas del conocimiento. Mi intención es visibilizar los efectos de la educación diferenciada -para indígenas y no indígenas- a partir de la emergencia, particularmente, de las Universidades Interculturales orientadas específicamente a la población indígena, lo que genera constante tensión por la definición y praxis de la interculturalidad.   Palabras clave: diferencia étnica, educación superior, educación intercultural.     Resumo: O presente artigo parte da discussão sobre a exigência de espaços de educação superior para os jovens indígenas no país. Eu argumento que, apesar da criação de modelos educativos interculturais e “autônomos”, membros de comunidades indígenas buscam oportunidades de acesso às universidades convencionais, em distintas áreas do conhecimento.  Minha intenção é tornar visíveis os efeitos de uma educação diferenciada -indígenas e não indígenas- a partir da emergência, particularmente, das universidades interculturais orientadas especificamente a população indígena, o que gera constante tensão para a definição e praxis da interculturalidade.   Palavras-chave: diferença étnica, educação superior, educação intercultural.     Abstract: This paper is framed in the discussion about the spaces of higher education that indigenous youth are demanding in Mexico. I argue that despite the creation of intercultural and “autonomous” education models, members of indigenous communities still look for opportunities to access conventional universities in different knowledge areas. My intention is to make visible the

  18. Encuentros esteticos deweyanos con la cultura popular anglofona en la ensenanza de ingles como lengua extranjera (EILE). Working Paper (Deweyan Aesthetic Encounters with Anglophone Popular Culture in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. Working Paper).

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    Zoreda, Margaret Lee

    This paper discusses how the introduction of Anglophone popular culture in the English-as-a-foreign-language class can serve to foster critical aesthetic experiences. It is argued that the popular culture of the hegemonic Anglophone countries is already part of students' lives and for that reason should be included in any critical Anglophone…

  19. Health and indigenous people: intercultural health as a new paradigm toward the reduction of cultural and social marginalization?

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    Torri, Maria Costanza

    2010-01-01

    The precarious socio-economic and health conditions of indigenous populations legitimize claims of marginalization and attest to the inherent inequality that indigenous groups suffer. In the last few years, advocates have urged the use of traditional indigenous health practices as more culturally fitting for most indigenous populations. An intercultural health program can reduce the conditions of social and cultural marginalization in an indigenous population. However, accepting and integrating indigenous medicine into a westernized health system presents a major challenge to intercultural healthcare in Latin America. The objective of this paper is to analyze the case of Makewe hospital, one of the first and few examples of intercultural health initiatives in Chile. The paper will examine the implementation of this initiative and the main challenges in creating an effective intercultural health program.

  20. Intercultural bilingual education in Chile

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    Williams Ibarra Figueroa

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    Full Text Available This article is based on analysis of the actions of public bodies and institutions that are being created in Chile to meet demand in Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE. The aim is to analyze the practical training of students in initial teacher training in intercultural basic education at the Catholic University of Temuco. In addition, reveal the working methods of collaborative field between family-school- community partnership in key initial identification and subsequent components and devices in the proper relationship of individuals, in order to establish criteria by biopsychosocial processes from the identity the Other and You as host in the plural diversity of human beings, with aim is to recommend  a public policy with an emphasis on multicultural values of each community, enriching the human condition and biopolitics regarding the integration from the educational training and the role that fits the state.

  1. Taiwanese Students in Malaysia and Interculturality: When National Identities Take Primacy over Individualities

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    Machart, Regis; Lim, Sep Neo; Yeow, E-Lynn; Chin, Sin Zi

    2014-01-01

    Using a liquid approach, the authors analyze the intercultural discourse of Taiwanese students who had taken part in a short term exchange program with a Malaysian university. The four participants were graduating in Mandarin Chinese in their home institution and were following a Chinese program in multilingual Malaysia. Data were collected…

  2. Intercultural Education in Spain and Switzerland: a Comparative Approach

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    Ferran Ferrer

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Intercultural education during the last two decades in Spain and Switzerland can be understood as balancing acts because policymakers in both countries saw their school systems enrolling a growing number of immigrant and minority students. While solutions were formulated and adopted in response to each country's unique problems and political tradition, they were also driven by forces that fostered a restrictive immigration policy toward immigrants from third world countries. This article examines the emergence of intercultural education and compares diverse practices linked to this process. Some similarities were found in both socio-cultural contexts. The use of compensatory education with culturally diverse children contributes to school segregation. Although cultural and linguistic diversity is a structural and historical component of Spanish and Swiss identities, there is a clear separation between "internal" and "external" diversity in educational policy. It is interesting, for instance, to observe that the concept used in addressing regional identities in Spain and Switzerland is "bilingual education" while the theme used for immigrants is "intercultural education". We also identified some important differences between the two contexts. The number of immigrant youth is much more important in Switzerland. On the other hand, the presence of Gypsy students is a central issue of cultural diversity in Spain. The paper also reports on the general lack of teacher education departments to prepare their pre-service students for diverse schools. Most teacher education programs acknowledge in principle the importance of pluralistic preparation of teachers. In practice, however, most teacher education programs actually represent a monocultural approach. Continuing education in the field of intercultural education is linked to individual initiatives rather than to an institutional awareness of the importance of cross-cultural training. In order to

  3. Overcoming Incommensurability Through Intercultural Dialogue

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    Paul Healy

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Is universalism necessarily ethnocentric? Are there inevitably incommensurable differences between diverse cultures and traditions? While these questions may appear highly theoretical at first sight, they inevitably have significant practical consequences as witnessed by the prominent contemporary discourse about a “clash of civilizations”, on the one hand, and by the challenges confronting multiculturalism, on the other. As these debates attest, the foregoing questions are truly significant because, if there is no genuine possibility of overcoming incommensurability by finding and building on common ground, the future looks bleak for intercultural relations, both internally and externally. In revisiting pivotal issues at the heart of the Winchean rationality debates, and in drawing some selective comparisons with the Kuhnian incommensurability debates which came to the fore at a similar time, this paper draws on core hermeneutic insights to vindicate the tenability of a dialogical approach to the problem of intercultural communication and understanding. This approach, it is contended, can give difference its due to the extent of stimulating a genuine and productive process of intercultural learning, in a manner that truly navigates between the Scylla of an ethnocentric universalism and the Charybdis of a self-sealing relativism, and thereby not only averts a destructive cultural stand-off or clash, but facilitates the emergence of a well-grounded “fusion of horizons”.

  4. Intercultural Training: Six Measures Assessing Training Needs

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    Graf, Andrea; Mertesacker, Marion

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop recommendations for measures assessing intercultural training needs for international human resource management. Based on scientific as well as application-oriented criteria the aim is to select six measures assessing general intercultural competencies and with the help of behaviour ratings in…

  5. Intercomprehension: A Portal to Teachers' Intercultural Sensitivity

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    Pinho, Ana Sofia

    2015-01-01

    The development of opportunities for teachers' professional development in plurilingual and intercultural education is a key issue in language teacher education and "intercomprehension" (IC) can provide a potential portal for the development of teachers' intercultural sensitivity. Particularly relevant to this is the creation of powerful…

  6. Amateur Online Interculturalism in Foreign Language Education

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    Alm, Antonie

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses the animated web series "Lifeswap" as an example for "amateur online interculturism" and investigates its potential for intercultural language education. Drawing on Dervin's (2015) discussion on the "amateur interculturist", I suggest that online publications of personal encounters of…

  7. The Politics of Shame in Intercultural Education

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    Zembylas, Michalinos

    2008-01-01

    Against a perspective of shame that would see it as something paralyzing, negative and destructive, I draw out a different account of the politics of shame in intercultural education. I explore the openings that are created for a productive politics of shame in the context of discussions surrounding intercultural education via tracing how…

  8. Metacognition and the Development of Intercultural Competence

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    Lane, H. Chad

    2007-01-01

    .... We conclude with several suggestions for future research, including the use of existing intercultural development metrics for evaluating learning in immersive environments and to conduct more studies of the use of implicit and explicit feedback to guide learning and establish optimal conditions for acquiring intercultural competence.

  9. Making Intercultural Language Learning Visible and Assessable

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    Moloney, Robyn; Harbon, Lesley

    2010-01-01

    While languages education (Liddicoat, 2002) is being transformed by intercultural language learning theory, there is little illustration of either how students are achieving intercultural learning or how to assess it. This article reports on a study of high school language students in Sydney, Australia. Its findings make visible student…

  10. Intercultural Historical Learning: A Conceptual Framework

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    Nordgren, Kenneth; Johansson, Maria

    2015-01-01

    This paper outlines a conceptual framework in order to systematically discuss the meaning of intercultural learning in history education and how it could be advanced. We do so by bringing together theories of historical consciousness, intercultural competence and postcolonial thinking. By combining these theories into one framework, we identify…

  11. Intercultural learning and methodical — didactical aspect

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    Janku Marisa

    2017-01-01

    the article will address the didactical and methodical part of the intercultural process of teaching and learning foreign languages. Some of the criteria to be considered for an intercultural learning of a foreign language, based mainly on the German language will be briefly presented.

  12. Powerful Knowledge, Intercultural Learning and History Education

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    Nordgren, Kenneth

    2017-01-01

    This article theorizes on the role of school subjects, especially history, in multicultural and intercultural education, arguing that to ensure intercultural learning there is a need to integrate these curricular intentions in subject teaching. However, the epistemological reorganization that such integration involves will challenge both a…

  13. Developing a didactic for critical intercultural communication

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    Jensen, Iben; Andreasen, Lars Birch

    How to teach intercultural communication and intercultural competence in high schools from a critical perspective; i.e. teaching about cultural complexity and global similarities rather than cultural differences? This question is becoming increasingly relevant in Danish and Greenlandic high schools...

  14. Intercultural Communication in Online Social Networking Discourse

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    Chen, Hsin-I

    2017-01-01

    This article presents a case study that examines how an online social networking community is constituted through intercultural discourse on the part of one learner sojourning in the US. Using Byram's model of intercultural communicative competence, this study examines the learner's naturalistic communication in a social networking site (SNS). The…

  15. Intercultural Communication Research: A Burke's Eye View.

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    Jones, Tricia S.

    Kenneth Burke's concepts of rhetoric, dramatism, terministic screens (perceptual filters), and identification are used in this paper to justify and direct intercultural communication research. Three intercultural methodologies--cultural variable analysis, componential analysis, and ethnomethodology--are examined in the paper using these concepts.…

  16. Intercultural Philosophy, Africa's Predicament and Globalization ...

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    Against the backdrop of particularism, as pursued by the vanguards of interculturality, I examine the essential ingredients of intercultural philosophy with a view to showing how this approach can be used by African philosophers to address the pressing issues of contemporary Africa. The thesis of this paper is: in light of the ...

  17. Interculturalism and Teaching Music in Grammar Schools

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    Begic, Amir; Begic, Jasna Šulentic; Pušic, Ivana

    2017-01-01

    The concept of intercultural education should be aimed at better understanding of ourselves and others, discovering similarities and differences, recognizing preconceptions, and cooperation in accomplishing our common goals. Intercultural education can be very useful in resolving the issues that arise when different groups live together. Also,…

  18. Intercultural Development in the Romanian School System

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    Chircu, Elena Sorina; Negreanu, Mirela

    2010-01-01

    The present paper aims to briefly describe the manner in which intercultural education is perceived in the Romanian school system, as well as the solutions that are being proposed (mainly in the form of activities) for reconsidering and strengthening interculturality as a dimension of education. We report on the results of semi-structured…

  19. The Need for Comparison in Intercultural Education

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    Dietz, Gunther; Mateos Cortes, Laura Selene

    2012-01-01

    Intercultural education has arisen in the last two decades as an intersectional field of academic knowledge and professional development, located at the borders and in the confluence of the multicultural paradigm in the social sciences, the anthropology of education, and other interdisciplinary subfields commonly known as Intercultural Studies. As…

  20. Influences on Intercultural Classroom Communication: Student Voices

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    Tarp, Gertrud

    2017-01-01

    The case study is an attempt to understand how students experience intercultural classroom communication and what kind of competence they need to cope in intercultural classroom communication. The context is a supplementary course in English for university enrolment in Denmark. It is a multinational student body and all the students have finished…

  1. Indigenous Australian art in intercultural contact zones

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    Eleonore Wildburger

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This article comments on Indigenous Australian art from an intercultural perspective. The painting Bush Tomato Dreaming (1998, by the Anmatyerre artist Lucy Ngwarai Kunoth serves as model case for my argument that art expresses existential social knowledge. In consequence, I will argue that social theory and art theory together provide tools for intercultural understanding and competence.

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    Oct 19, 2011 ... yet accepted the full impact of these intercultural interactions. Using some Nollywood films as primary data, ... what is presented in the. Ezinne Igwe. Cultural Representation and Intercultural Interaction: Nigeria. ..... is a tool for mass education and mass communication. Constantly exposing young girls to this ...

  3. Intercultural communication: Differences between Western and Asian perspective

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    Dang, Linh

    2016-01-01

    The thesis focused differences in intercultural communication from Western and Asian perspective. The goal of this thesis was to find the differences and similarities in business communication between Western and Asian culture. The theoretical part of this thesis was titled as intercultural communication. Definition of intercultural communication, culture’s influence on perception, obstacles in intercultural communication and inter-cultural communication competences were covered in this...

  4. A PERSPECTIVE OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE IN EDUCATION

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    Marta Christina SUCIU

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses briefly some modern visions of the topic of intercultural dialogue within the context of a multicultural education environment and pluralistic society. The main reason for choosing this topic is directly related to the globalization process that marks our existence today. Globalization might provide opportunities for education and for businesses. But it also addresses serious challenges as well. We believe that by supporting intercultural sensitivity and intercultural dialogue within the education system in the spirit of multicultural societies will generate mostly on the long-run benefits for both individuals and organizations. The paper provides mostly a theoretical perspective of intercultural dialogue that is complemented by some guidelines for an effective intercultural education with a focus on how and what kind of education should contribute to better prepare people to live in multicultural societies.

  5. Construct Validity evidence for the Intercultural Readiness Check against the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire.

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    Van der Zee, KI; Brinkmann, U

    The psychometric qualities of the intercultural readiness check (IRC) were evaluated against an existing instrument for multicultural effectiveness: the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ). The IRC has scales for intercultural sensitivity, intercultural communication, intercultural

  6. Rapa Nui: Tradition, modernity and alterglobalization in intercultural education

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    Fidel Molina

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In this research are described, analyze and compare the manifestations of the intercultural education in a difficult situation as it is Rapa Nui Island (Easter Island, traditionally isolated, in the “navel of the world” (Te pito o Te Henua, but “discovered” and assimilated by the western people and recoveredfor the intercultural idea that it surpasses this assimilation and/or global homogenization, in a alterglobalization context. We have analyzed four depth interviews and two biographical stories (lifehistories, dividing of the hypothesis of the necessity of a clear link between interculturality and education, to rethink the identity and the cultural continuity of their citizens. The obtained results suggest them programs of immersion in the school are not sufficient if they do not go accompanied of a holistic institutional work in the diverse scopes: cultural, educative, economic, environmental politician, leisure, etc. The construction of the identity sends again to individual and collective scopes, with the participation of the subject and the community. In this sense, intergenerational solidarity plays a fundamental role.

  7. INTERCULTURAL ISSUES IN FORMAL PARTNERSHIPS - DIAGNOSIS AND SOLUTIONS

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    Irina MANOLESCU

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Today, collaboration, information and resource sharing with different (and sometimes even competing organizations have been viewed as key for success building. Encouraged by the European and national institutions, formal partnerships, whether temporary or permanent, such as grant writing agreements, clusters, regional working groups or networks have become more widespread in the socio-economic environment. This paper aims to investigate the most important intercultural issues in various types of formal partnerships built in Romanian public and private organizations and to identify solutions to these problems. In order to provide a solid, research-based approach to our study, we studied the evaluation reports of programs and projects involving partnerships and conducted interviews with people involved in the development and implementation of joint activities. The application of results is straightforward: the organizations will raise their awareness of the importance of an intercultural analysis when participating in a formal partnership and will take into account the implementation of appropriate methods in order to overcome intercultural challenges.

  8. Pedagogical Intercultural Practice of Teachers in Virtual Enviroments

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    Carmen Ricardo BARRETO

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents some of the results of the project "Training and Development of Intercultural Competency of Teachers in Virtual Enviroments", carried out in the Colombian Caribbean region. It was performed in three steps: 1-diagnosis, 2-training, and 3-analysis of the pedagogical practice. The article shows the results of the third stage characterized by using a qualitative approach base on a cooperative action research design. The study was performed in ten Colombian Caribbean higher education institutions (HEI offering virtual programs. In these institutions, six cases were selected, which correspond to teachers who had participated in the two previous stages. The stage here reported aimed at analyzing and assessing virtual teachers' practice in virtual learning environments. Data were collected from each case’s Virtual Learning Environment, and they were analyzed by using documentary analysis of the teacher’s pedagogical practice. This analysis was performed by the participant teachers, the researcher, and external expert. Results show a changing process of intercultural conception both in the design and in the implementation and evaluation. In order to overcome some weaknesses observed, it is necessary to train the teachers not only in the intercultural education but also in topic such as curricular design and educational technology.

  9. Intercultural competency development of health professions students during study abroad in India.

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    Richards, Claire A; Doorenbos, Ardith Z

    2016-12-01

    Short-term international health-related study abroad seminars for health-professions students are increasingly popular because of a focus in higher education on global awareness and intercultural competency. This study describes a study abroad strategy to teach students intercultural communication skills and knowledge, and evaluated the effectiveness of a 3-week health-related study abroad program and intercultural competency curriculum in increasing skills and knowledge of health-profession students. This was a mixed methods study, with a pretest-posttest, within-subjects design, and content analysis of student reflection journals. The curriculum was designed to increase students' sensitivity to different cultural worldviews and support attitudes such as curiosity and openness that lead to relational abilities such as flexibility and adaptability. Students completed the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (ISS) and Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) both 3 months prior to and immediately following the trip. Means and standard deviations were calculated and a paired t -test was performed. Qualitative analysis of students' reflections presented evidence of developing awareness of their own cultural worldview, openness to Indian culture, and the use of skills to develop intercultural competence. There was a non-statistically significant improvement in ISS and IES scores. Students' reflections demonstrated personal growth through the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed for further intercultural competence development. Students indicated that the curriculum helped them make meaning out of their experiences. Short-term health-related study abroad seminars may help students develop self-awareness and cultural openness by providing theoretically based curriculum before departure and while in the host country, including structured reflections and cultural mentoring, engagement with locals, and a balance of challenge with support.

  10. Value of audiovisual records in intercultural education/Valor de los registros audiovisuales en educacion intercultural

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    Bautista, Antonio; Rayon, Laura; de las Heras, Ana

    2012-01-01

    ... , y de plantear algunas soluciones dadas desde la antropologia audiovisual, analizamos la naturaleza de algunas situaciones de educacion intercultural recogidas en los dos colegios -etnografias- que...

  11. The Peculiar Features of Intercultural Communication Discours

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    B R Moghilevich

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Intercultural communication viewed as a tool for social interaction facilitation between the representatives of various cultures has acquired essential importance in the era of globalization. The current state of the society is characterized by the emergence of numerous social and cultural conflicts, the settlement of which requires efforts of all the conflicting parties. Therefore, the mankind is both able to and is to seek compromise as well as to use dialogue as the most optimal survival means. Due to the significance of the intercultural communication the European Council declared the year 2008 the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.

  12. Writing Postcolonial Histories of Intercultural Education

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    Bringing together a group of international researchers from two educational sub-disciplines - «History of Education» and «Intercultural Education» - the contributions to this volume provide insights into the (pre-)history of intercultural issues in education across a vast range of historical...... on «multiculturalism» or «intercultural learning» construct the norm and the Others in these educational settings? Who has the power of definition? And what are the functions and effects of these processes of Othering?...

  13. Experiential training for enhancing intercultural sensitivity.

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    Jain, Sachin

    2013-01-01

    This project aims to enhance intercultural sensitivity using cross-cultural movies and focused group discussions with invited guests. Both treatment and control groups consisted of 9 Caucasian participants. The researcher conducted 8 group sessions with the participants of treatment group. Pre and post intervention data were collected on the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale. Results show that there was a significant increase in the participants' scores in the treatment group and not a significant difference in participants' pre and post scores in the control group. Further analysis on the five different dimensions of the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale was also conducted.

  14. Editorial: Qualitative Research and Intercultural Communication

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    Matthias Otten

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces to the thematic scope and the articles of this special issue and it explains some important terminological distinctions of the intercultural research field. The overall aim of this issue is to explore the manifold ways to apply and to reflect upon qualitative research methods in the context of intercultural communication. This implies both a discussion of genuine characteristics of intercultural qualitative research as well as attempts to identify common features and linkages of this special area with more general interpretative research traditions under the "umbrella" of qualitative social research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0901342

  15. Enhancing intercultural competence through U.S. multicultural literature in the EFL classroom

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    Luis Fernando Gómez Rodríguez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17227/01234870.38folios95.109 This article reports part of an action research experience that was conducted in an advanced EFL classroom of the language program at a public university in Bogotá, Colombia in 2011. The study proposes the incorporation of authentic multicultural literary texts in the EFL classroom as a means to develop intercultural communicative competence (ICC. Data were collected to show how learners acquired cultural knowledge, developed critical intercultural skills, and created positive attitudes -aspects of Byram’s model of ICC– when they read literary shortstories. Findings show that integrating language and literature in EFL constitutes a pedagogical contribution to construct critical intercultural awareness.

  16. Realizing dignity as a part of intercultural competence

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    Breunig, Steven

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present the concept of dignity as a refl ective concept that may serve as a strategy for enhancing intercultural competence. Within the fi eld of intercultural communication, intercultural competence seeks to impart essential knowledge and skills for engaging...... within intercultural communication. This project contributes to the objectives of intercultural communication and competence by theorizing how awareness of social dynamics and emotional regulation may support the realization of dignity during intercultural encounters. Dignity may complement other...... strategies related to cognitive, behavioral and affective competence for engaging in effective and appropriate communication....

  17. Enhancing Intercultural Engagement through Service Learning and Music Making with Indigenous Communities in Australia

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    Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh; Sunderland, Naomi; Carfoot, Gavin

    2016-01-01

    This article explores the potential for music making activities such as jamming, song writing, and performance to act as a medium for intercultural connection and relationship building during service learning programs with Indigenous communities in Australia. To set the context, the paper begins with an overview of current international…

  18. Institute for Secondary School Teachers To Seek Methods of Increasing Intercultural Understanding. Final Report.

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    Berne, John Henry

    Twenty-four secondary teachers from six New England public schools and six private preparatory schools in the same towns participated in a 10-day seminar on Intercultural Understanding Through Education. The aim was to establish cooperative arrangement between public and private schools whereby programs in the improvement of intercultural…

  19. Intercultural Communicative Competence Development during and after Language Study Abroad: Insights from Arabic

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    Shiri, Sonia

    2015-01-01

    This study explored the development and maintenance of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) among 352 American learners of Arabic who completed summer intensive language programs in five Arab countries. Data were collected through a survey that was based on the 2007 draft of the Culture Proficiency Guidelines (Lampe, 2007; later adopted by…

  20. A longitudinal study on intercultural awareness and foreign language acquisition in the Netherlands

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    Korzilius, H.P.L.M.; Hooft, A.P.J.V. van; Planken, B.C.

    2007-01-01

    In a longitudinal study we assessed the effect of a four-year International Business Communication program at a university in the Netherlands on students’ intercultural awareness and foreign language acquisition. In pre-test and post-test a measurement instrument featuring everyday (monocultural and

  1. Introduction to the Transference of High Technology Systems. An Intercultural Approach.

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    Norton, Kent; And Others

    A training program for upper-middle to upper-level managers of a company in Iran uses the lecture/seminar approach. The goals of the course are to develop insights into problem areas connected with the development of a pragmatic intercultural management model, and to introduce approaches and prerequisites for modern management. The 10 lectures…

  2. Intercultural-Bilingual Education for an Interethnic-Plurilingual Society? The Case of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast.

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    Freeland, Jane

    2003-01-01

    Latin American models of "intercultural-bilingual" education may be inappropriate for multilingual, interethnic regions such as Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast, where five indigenous and Afro-Caribbean minorities interact in overlapping territories. Examination of one such program and of Coast people's complex linguistic and cultural…

  3. educación intercultural

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    Mario Segura Castillo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la creciente inmigración en nuestro país, se debe pensar en el desarrollo de políticas estratégicas de educación intercultural para atender los inmigrantes con justicia y dar mejores condiciones de vida a personas que dejan otras regiones del mundo en busca de mejores oportunidades, aparte de fortalecer los derechos humanos desde su base, es decir, desde el sistema educativo. El PEC es un “instrumento que recoge y comunica la propuesta integral para dirigir y orientar coherentemente los procesos de intervención educativa que se desarrollan en una intervención escolar” (Antúnez, S. 1992, p. 47. Se presenta a continuación un estudio de las condiciones que presenta un centro educativo de I y II ciclos de la Educación General Básica con base en un diagnóstico institucional que se realizó para determinar cuáles condiciones de dicho centro educativo favorecen y desfavorecen la puesta en práctica del PEC, centrado en la educación intercultural y en la transversalidad, de acuerdo con la opinión de los docentes y los estudiantes de dicho centro educativo

  4. Diversity in Intercultural Educational Reforms

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    Hector Muñoz Cruz

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes the implications of contemporary linguistic and cultural diversity concerning educational theory from three different perspectives: intercultural bilingual-education proposals; the demographical view in relation to language distribution and functionality; and the analysis of diversity within the framework of linguistic and cultural conflict. In recent searches for the meanings of diversity, sociolinguistic investigations have postulated that the consequences of the loss of diversity and its replacement by uniformity will be reflected in three important dimensions of social life: first, changes in communicative function and in cultural continuity; second, a more intense concentration of rationality or reflection on dominant linguistic and cultural models; and third, an intensification of the processes of diversification and specialization of subjects’ cultural skills pertaining to the needs of global projects. Multiculturalism and inequalities have erupted with such an impact on the sociopolitical platforms of global, national and ethnic projects that they have changed diversity and multidirectionality into fascinating but conflictive disclosures. Little by little these notions are giving support to a citizenship parameter for the society of the near future, when new national problems will arise, and new solutions, charged with participation and democratic meaning, will have to be devised. At the moment, the phenomena of interculturality, bilingualism and ethnodiversity are creating new parameters for the discussion of educational reform.

  5. Metacognition and the Development of Intercultural Competence

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    Lane, H. Chad

    2007-01-01

    We argue that metacognition is a critical component in the development of intercultural competence by highlighting the importance of supporting a learner's self-assessment, self-monitoring, predictive...

  6. Interculturality and World Literary System(s)

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    kulj, Jola

    2013-01-01

    In her article "Interculturality and World Literary System(s)" Jola Škulj proposes a new framework for studying planetary exchanges of literatures, one that subverts the systemic distinction between centers and peripheries...

  7. Interculturality and World Literary System(s)

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    Škulj, Jola

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    In her article "Interculturality and World Literary System(s)" Jola Škulj proposes a new framework for studying planetary exchanges of literatures, one that subverts the systemic distinction between centers and peripheries...

  8. Intercultural Effectiveness, Authoritarianism, and Ethnic Prejudice

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    Nesdale, Drew; Robbe, Mike de Vries; Van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter

    This study examined the extent to which intercultural effectiveness dimensions (cultural empathy, open-mindedness, social initiative, emotional stability, flexibility) and right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) predicted the ethnic prejudice of 166 Australian respondents toward Indigenous Australians.

  9. Globalizing English through Intercultural Critical Literacy

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    Myers, Jamie; Ebefors, Fredrik

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the construction of an intercultural critical literacy practice in a Web-based discussion forum as one way to globalize interpretive practices within the English classroom.  English education students in the United States and Sweden discussed a short story over a period of three weeks.  The analysis of the students’ postings identified five patterns of an intercultural critical literacy practice in which global readers identify and critique the cultural values and belief...

  10. Intercultural Education and Migration: Educational Proposals

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    Pedro Ortega Ruiz; Eduardo Romero Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    This paper tackles the difficult problem that immigration poses for developed Western European societies and the need of a new model of intercultural education which puts the emphasis of educational activity not so much on “intellectual understanding” as on the acceptance and welcoming of the person who is different, on account of his/her culture or ethnic group. Educational proposals are put forward that are materialized in a change of the intercultural education model, the involvement of th...

  11. Irish Intercultural Cinema: Memory, Identity and Subjectivity

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    Murray, Enda Vincent

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Irish intercultural cinema looks at the development of a cinematic genre which focuses on issues of Irish migrancy but is produced outside of Ireland. This paper has as its focus the cultural landscape of Irish-Australia. The essay uses methodologies of ethnographic and documentary theory plus textual analysis of film and written texts to establish a throughline of Irish intercultural film. The essay begins by contextualising the place of the Irish diaspora within the creation of Irish identity globally. The discussion around migrancy is widened to consider the place of memory and intergenerational tensions within not just the Irish migrant population, but also within the diverse cultures which comprise the contemporary Australian landscape. The historical development of intercultural cinema is then explored internationally within a context of colonial, gender and class struggles in the 1970s and1980s. The term intercultural cinema has its origins in the Third Cinema of Argentinians Solanas and Getino in the 1970s and covers those films which deal with issues involving two countries or cultures. The term was refined by Laura Marks in 2000 and further developed by Hamid Naficy in 2001 in his discussion of accented cinema which narrows its definition to include the politics of production. The paper then traces the development of Irish intercultural cinema from its beginnings in England in the 1970s with Thaddeus O'Sullivan through to Nicola Bruce and others including Enda Murray in the present day. The essay concludes by bringing these various strands together to see where intercultural film might have a place in today's globalised cultural landscape. Common traits within intercultural film such as the notion of place, autobiographical film and personal identity are explored using examples of intercultural filmmaking from around the globe. These commonalities point to a way forward for the future of a sustainable multicultural film culture.

  12. Editorial: Relevance Theory and Intercultural Communication Problems

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    Piskorska, Agnieszka

    2017-01-01

    This editorial to the special issue of RiL dedicated to relevance theory and problems of intercultural communication addresses the general requirements that a theory of communication must meet to be applicable to the analysis of intercultural communication. Then it discusses criticism levelled against Grice’s theory of conversational implicature and Brown and Levinson’s theory of politeness on the grounds that these theories were not universal enough to be applied to all data. Finally, it off...

  13. Intercultural gerontology curriculum: Principles and practice.

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    Mercer, Lorraine

    2017-03-28

    The internationalization of universities and the aging of the global population are two current issues that converge and challenge undergraduate gerontology curriculum development in Canada. One response to this challenge is to envision an intercultural gerontology curriculum. What might this curriculum encompass? How might it be taught? An exploratory study was undertaken to address these two questions. This paper presents findings from this study based primarily on interviews with university-based stakeholders from Canada, the United States, and Europe. Thematic analysis of the interviews resulted in five themes: multiple perspectives on cultural diversity; the dynamic nature of cultural diversity and aging; flow of an intercultural curriculum; institutional culture and intercultural curricula; and principles and practice for intercultural gerontology. Framed by principles of gerontology theory and educational approaches, this paper focuses on the principles and practice suggested by study participants. Scaffolding learning, active learning strategies, experiential learning opportunities, teacher modelling, and internet-based learning are discussed as key to intercultural learning. An appendix includes a list of resources that may be useful to developing an intercultural gerontology curriculum.

  14. CREATIVE PRACTICES IN DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE

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    Lyudmila M. Andryukhina

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: the article is concerned with the topical problem of extending intercultural communicative competence in the educational process. Materials and Methods: the authors made a theoretical and empirical analysis of domestic and foreign research and analytical reports prepared in the framework of international projects, the activity of non-governmental organisations, in particular the activities of Sverdlovsk regiona l public organisation “Friends of France”. Results: it is proven that intercultural competence cannot be fully developed by traditional forms of education, and even the existing current innovative experience in this area is insufficient. The integration of education becomes a crucial factor. The article describes the creative educational practices of such integration as the conditions for broadening intercultural communicative competence. The basic characteristics of creative practices are described. Сreative practices being integrated fo rm a creative platform. Discussion and Conclusions: the system of conditions and means for broadening intercultural communicative competence is in constant development. The authors propose to consider the communicative competence as a system of creative practices transformed in the course of elaboration into creative platforms, expanding in the process of intercultural dialogue. This is a promising way to achieve the comprehensive result – completeness of integrated multi-component structure of the intercultural co mmunicative competence.

  15. Intercultural Education and Curricular Diversification: The Case of the Ecuadorian Intercultural Bilingual Education Model (MOSEIB)

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    Oviedo, Alexis; Wildemeersch, Danny

    2008-01-01

    Thirteen Ecuadorian indigenous nationalities follow the Intercultural Bilingual Education Model in Ecuador (MOSEIB). This paper analyses the present situation of MOSEIB, the challenges to it and future prospects. First, in order to understand how MOSEIB today has relieved the intercultural tensions of the past it is necessary to look at the…

  16. "Interculturality" in Higher Education as Student Intercultural Learning and Development: A Case Study in South Korea

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    Jon, Jae-Eun

    2009-01-01

    This paper discusses the topic of "interculturality" in higher education as it relates to global student mobility and internationalization efforts at higher education institutions. Starting with the underlying idea of "internationalization at home", it explores domestic students' intercultural experiences at a summer…

  17. Developing Intercultural Understanding for Study Abroad: Students' and Teachers' Perspectives on Pre-Departure Intercultural Learning

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    Holmes, P.; Bavieri, L.; Ganassin, S.

    2015-01-01

    This study reports on students' and teachers' perspectives on a programme designed to develop Erasmus students' intercultural understanding prior to going abroad. We aimed to understand how students and their teachers perceived pre-departure materials in promoting their awareness of key concepts related to interculturality (e.g., essentialism,…

  18. In/Visible Dimensions: Framing the Intercultural Communication Course through a Critical Intercultural Communication Framework

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    Halualani, Rona Tamiko

    2011-01-01

    This article highlights how course material on "culture" and "intercultural communication" faces a distinctive challenge in crafting an engaged power-focused positionality for students. I discuss the importance of incorporating a "critical intercultural communication perspective and practice" into an upper-division diversity/intercultural…

  19. Intercultural Awareness: Modelling an Understanding of Cultures in Intercultural Communication through English as a Lingua Franca

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    Baker, Will

    2011-01-01

    The use of English as a global lingua franca (ELF) raises challenges concerning how we understand the relationship between languages and cultures in intercultural communication. In the dynamic contexts of ELF this relationship needs to be viewed as situated and emergent entailing a new approach to understanding intercultural competence in…

  20. Intercultural Competence: Concepts, Challenges, Evaluations. Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning. Volume 10

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    Witte, Arnd, Ed.; Harden, Theo, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This book explores the idea of "intercultural competence", which, despite its current popularity across various discourses, has remained a vague and oscillating concept. Interculture lacks a universal definition and "competence" is not only a cognitive construct but also includes psychological traits such as attitudes,…

  1. Intercultural Competence: Another Challenge Competencia intercultural: otro desafío

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    Norma Barletta Manjarrés

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper intends to draw the attention of language teachers and educational authorities to the area of culture teaching in foreign language education at a time when the recently issued Basic Standards of Competencies in Foreign Language have conferred modest attention to this aspect of language education. The paper first describes the notion of Intercultural communicative competence. It then discusses the tensions between this new understanding of the teaching of culture and the prevailing teaching practices, approaches, beliefs and discourses associated with the learning and teaching of culture. Third, it reports on the results of a study which critically analyzed the academic discourses of in-service teachers in Colombia regarding the cultural component of foreign language programs; finally, it proposes ways to start taking new directions.El presente artículo intenta llamar la atención de maestros y autoridades educativas sobre el área de la enseñanza de la cultura en lenguas extranjeras en un momento en el que los recientemente publicados Estándares Básicos de Competencias en Lenguas Extranjeras - Inglés prestan modesta atención a este aspecto. Primero se describe la noción de competencia comunicativa intercultural. Luego se discuten las tensiones entre este nuevo concepto de la enseñanza de la cultura y las prácticas de enseñanza, los enfoques, creencias y discursos asociados con el aprendizaje y la enseñanza de la cultura. Se reportan también los resultados de un estudio que analiza críticamente los discursos académicos de profesores colombianos acerca del componente cultural en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras. Finalmente, se proponen formas de iniciar nuevos rumbos.

  2. Intercultural communication through the eyes of patients: experiences and preferences.

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    Paternotte, E.; Dulmen, S. van; Bank, L.; Seeleman, C.M.; Scheele, F.

    2017-01-01

    Objectives: To explore patients’ preferences and experiences regarding intercultural communication which could influence the development of intercultural patient-centred communication training. Methods: This qualitative study is based on interviews with non-native patients. Thirty non-native

  3. Becoming Better Global Citizens: The Promise of Intercultural Competence.

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    Fantini, Alvino E.

    1991-01-01

    Intercultural competence involves effective communication and cooperation with members of other cultures. Relativity and determinism in language and culture must be understood as they influence the way people look at the world. Appropriate models of intercultural education are needed. (SK)

  4. Intercultural communication through the eyes of patients: experiences and preferences

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    Paternotte, E.; Dulmen, S. van; Bank, L.; Seeleman, C.; Scherpbier, A.; Scheele, F.

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    Objectives: To explore patients' preferences and experiences regarding intercultural communication which could influence the development of intercultural patient-centred communication training. Methods: This qualitative study is based on interviews with non-native patients. Thirty non-native

  5. Thinking Between Cultures. Pragmatism, Rorty and Intercultural Philosophy

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    Lenart Skof

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses Rorty’s critique and special relation to intercultural thinking. It looks into the history of both pragmatism and intercultural philosophy, discusses some of their possible points of convergence, and finally follows the implications of this encounter for our intercultural understanding of Rorty’s version of pragmatism, especially in the context of a contemporary North-South intercultural dialogue.

  6. Comparison of Intercultural Competence of Czech and Japanese University Students.

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    2013-01-01

    Theoretical part of this Ph.D. thesis deals with the latest findings about intercultural communication and with important intercultural theories focused on two examined countries: the Czech Republic and Japan. It compares Czech and Japanese ways of thinking and behaviors using theory of cultural standards. An overview of current intercultural competence theories is followed by a description of specifics of intercultural competence and of possible ways of developing it. The theoretical part of...

  7. Traversing New Theoretical Frames for Intercultural Education: Gender, Intersectionality, Performativity

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    Gregoriou, Zelia

    2013-01-01

    This paper attempts to renegotiate the conceptual and political borders of intercultural education by importing ways of thinking, concepts, aporias and questions relevant to a gendered study of intercultural interactions from theoretical terrains outside the disciplinary borders and discursive limits of intercultural education. A number of…

  8. Developing Intercultural Understanding and Skills: Models and Approaches

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    Perry, Laura B.; Southwell, Leonie

    2011-01-01

    Researchers from a range of disciplines have been theorising and empirically examining intercultural competence and intercultural education for decades. This review article synthesises the research literature about these concepts around three questions: What is intercultural competence? How can it be developed? And how can it be measured? Our aim…

  9. "Taking Culture Seriously": Implications for Intercultural Education and Training

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    Ogay, Tania; Edelmann, Doris

    2016-01-01

    Albeit indispensable to understanding human action, the concept of culture has suffered from excessive enthusiasm in the fields of intercultural education as well as in intercultural teacher training, leading too often to culturalist stances. These excesses of intercultural education and training as well as their contradictory message (between…

  10. Intercultural Sensibility in Online Teaching and Learning Processes

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    Torras, Eulalia; Bellot, Andreu

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    Attention to cultural diversity is a necessity for online higher education in management. Beamer (2004) postulated the Model of Intercultural Sensitivity to conceptualize the intercultural competence dimensions that can develop. The Complementary, Intercultural Learning Model (Beamer, 2016) emphasizes the importance that students are able to…

  11. Towards Proteophilic Competence? Intercultural Learning and Language Education in Latvia

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    Dirba, Mara

    2007-01-01

    The new paradigm of language education envisages that teachers become intercultural mediators. However, there is no agreement about implementing the new paradigm in school practice and language teacher education. The author believes that the intercultural dimension of language education is strongly linked to integrating intercultural learning in…

  12. The Application of Constructivism to the Teaching of Intercultural Communication

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    Liu, Lin; Zhang, Ying

    2014-01-01

    Cultivating intercultural communicative competence is not a process in which teachers transmit knowledge to students, but one in which students construct their intercultural communicative competence on their own initiative. By applying the constructivist theory to the teaching of intercultural communication, the author designs a model of teaching…

  13. Intercultural Competence of Tatarstan Central-Asian Diasporas

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    Nargiza I. Omorova

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This article examines intercultural competence of Tatarstan Central- Asian diasporas as an important communicative quality, concludes that the high level of intercultural competence of these diasporas contributes to their socio-cultural adaptation and intercultural communication in the country

  14. Irish Images of Germany: Using Literary Texts in Intercultural Learning.

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    Fischer, Dore

    2001-01-01

    Examines the need for intercultural learning within the Irish context. Concepts of culture and cultural conditioning are discussed and aims and objectives for intercultural learning are suggested. Looks at the part literature, in particular modern Irish prose fiction and German migrant literature, can play in the intercultural learning experience.…

  15. Refining King and Baxter Magolda's Model of Intercultural Maturity

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    Perez, Rosemary J.; Shim, Woojeong; King, Patricia M.; Baxter Magolda, Marcia B.

    2015-01-01

    This study examined 110 intercultural experiences from 82 students attending six colleges and universities to explore how students' interpretations of their intercultural experiences reflected their developmental capacities for intercultural maturity. Our analysis of students' experiences confirmed as well as refined and expanded King and Baxter…

  16. Towards a Richer Intercultural Philosophy for Africa | Kanakulya ...

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    This paper contends that the idea of interculturality in most Intercultural philosophical discourse ought to be revisited to encompass 'Dynamic Crossculturality\\'. A less-rich conception of Intercultural philosophy may foster the tendency towards the pursuit of the elusive idea of 'Cultural in-betweenity\\'. It then becomes easy to ...

  17. An Argument for Love in Intercultural Education for Teacher Education

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    Lanas, Maija

    2017-01-01

    This paper proposes rethinking intercultural education in teacher education, arguing that any discussion of student teachers' intercultural education should be connected more explicitly to a theoretical conceptualisation of love. The first part of the paper focuses on identifying discursive boundaries in engaging with intercultural education in…

  18. Working Together: Intercultural Leadership Capabilities for Both-Ways Education

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    Frawley, Jack; Fasoli, Lyn

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the concept of interculturalism and its complementary relationship with the Aboriginal Australian idea of "both ways". The need for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff to learn to be intercultural teachers and leaders, as well as the needs of the system to work interculturally to achieve educational outcomes, is…

  19. Philosophic sagacity and intercultural philosophy : beyond Henry Odera Oruka

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    Mosima, P.M.

    2016-01-01

    In this work, I attempt to contribute to the future of African and intercultural philosophy. This is undertaken by a comparative appraisal of the late lamented Kenyan philosopher Henry Odera Oruka's (1944-1995) philosophic sagacity, and intercultural philosophy as conceived by Dutch intercultural

  20. Mediating Transnational Spaces: International Students and Intercultural Responsibility

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    Tran, Ly Thi; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong

    2017-01-01

    Despite the significant body of literature on international students' intercultural development, the core issue of how they see their own responsibility in transnational intercultural spaces is largely neglected. This paper addresses this paucity by examining the intercultural responsibility perceived by international students. It is based on a…

  1. German-Algerian University Exchange from the Perspective of Students and Teachers: Results of an Intercultural Survey

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    Doring, Nicola; Lahmar, Kamel; Bouabdallah, Mohamed; Bouafia, Mohamed; Bouzid, Djamel; Gobsch, Gerhard; Runge, Erich

    2010-01-01

    Academic exchange programs provide students and teachers with the opportunity to study or work temporarily at educational institutions abroad. For exchange programs to be successful in promoting intercultural education, they must be designed with their participants in mind. The present study constitutes an investigation of attitudes and…

  2. Examining intercultural sensitivity and competency of physician assistant students.

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    Huckabee, Michael J; Matkin, Gina S

    2012-01-01

    Training in intercultural competency for health care professionals is necessary to bring greater balance to the disparity currently found among those needing health care. The purpose of this study was to determine what, if any, improvements in cultural competency were measurable in physician assistant (PA) students as they matriculated, using the Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills Survey-Revised as a pretest upon program entry and again as a posttest on the final day of the program. Ninety-three PA students from four successive classes graduating from a private midwest college between 2003 and 2007 participated in the pre and post measurements. All students were enrolled in specific didactic studies and clinical experiences in cultural sensitivity and competency. The results demonstrated significant improvement in knowledge (pretest 2.63, posttest 2.76, p=0.001) and skills (pretest 2.63, posttest 2.93, p<0.001) for all classes combined. The Intercultural Development Inventory was administered to the most recent graduating class to further explore these results. This cohort showed the highest scores (group mean 3.58 on scale of 1-5) in the Minimization developmental stage, which emphasizes cultural commonality over cultural distinctions. Enhanced curricular instruction such as exploring cultural assessment methods and controversies in health care differences, combined with increased clinical experiences with diverse cultures, are recommended to help move students past the minimization stage to gain greater cultural competency.

  3. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE - A FURTHER CHALLENGE

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    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on types of challenge to intercultural communicators arising during communication between those with a good level of intercultural competence and those with a lower level and which relate to communicative style. Those with weaker intercultural competence tend to have limited awareness of variation in communicative style and its link to language and culture. As a result, they often continue using aspects of the communicative style of their first language when using a for-eign language. They may even criticise ethnocentrically aspects of the communicative style associated with that foreign language. This can create specific challenges for a more interculturally competent communicator who may well understand the behaviour in question but find it hard to deal with. The key aim of this article is to analyse these challenges prior to hypothesising what underlying skills and prac-tical strategies might help communicators to deal with them. Relevant skills are sought in existing lit-erature and the further processes used in generating hypotheses are described. Skills are identified which include the capacities to deal with negative comments on your own communicative style, to per-suade your fellow communicator of its validity, to negotiate compromises and to steer the communica-tion towards a mutually satisfactory dynamic. Besides outlining the forms further research needs to take, the article concludes by stressing the importance of better understanding these challenges and of incorporating the development of skills for dealing with them into a variety of teaching programmes containing an intercultural component.

  4. Adopting Intercultural Communication Issue in Teaching English

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    Hussain Ahmed Liton

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Cultural assimilation and intercultural awareness has been an important hub of modern language and communication studies, underlining a shift that reflects a greater significance of the inseparability of language and culture, and the need to prepare students for effective intercultural communication to thrive in a global work environment. A thriving global workplace requires effective communication skill across cultures in this era of globalization and mass migration. Under the tutelage of such backdrop, this article addresses the terrain of adopting intercultural awareness in EFL classroom teaching/learning and aims at linking culture with language in pursuit of excellence in borderless effective communication. The study, in other words, investigated the linguistic aspects that could be affected by certain cultural dimensions (e.g., beliefs, traditions, taboo words, habits, and norms, religion, social factors, etc. in intercultural communication. This paper uses a questionnaire device to receive some university teachers’ self-reported feedback. This article maintains qualitative and quantitative research methodology. The analytical research result shows that in teaching English, it is necessary to incorporate and develop aspects of cross-cultural awareness as a part of course curriculum to immerse students in effective intercultural communicative competence (ICC.

  5. The intercultural component in Business English textbooks

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between culture and business is crucial; therefore, in an international business context Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC is essential for effectively dealing with other cultures. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages highlights the relevance of intercultural language education in developing effective communication across linguistic and cultural boundaries (Council of Europe, 2001. Thus, in recent years, whereas there has been an increasing interest in Intercultural Business Communication (IBC, relatively little attention has been paid to the study of the intercultural component in texts used for the teaching of English for Business, despite the fact that textbooks are a key resource for language instructors. This paper aims to examine the role that the intercultural component has played in Business English textbooks since the 1960s. It explores whether and to what extent those textbooks have promoted the acquisition of ICC, at the same time it reviews the development of ICC as a concept and the ways in which it has been taught over the years. A selection of 67 general Business English textbooks published between 1963 and 2009 are analysed.

  6. Talking Culture: Intercultural Competence in a Corporate Context

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    Taking its starting point in two, currently predominant views on intercultural business communication and intercultural competence (e.g. Askehave & Norlyk 2006; Blasco 2004; Franklin 2007; Gudykunst & Kim 2002; Hofstede 2001; Holiday et al. 2004; Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner 1997), this paper......, the paper attempts to show that in practice members of staff may make sense of intercultural issues by means of various discourses that reflect very different ideas of what culture and intercultural competence is, potentially leading to differences in the handling and experience of intercultural encounters...... to this end. References Askehave, Inger and Birgitte Norlyk. 2006. Meanings and Messages – Intercultural Business Communication. Århus: Academica Blasco, Maribel. 2004. Stranger to us than birds in our garden. In Blasco, Maribel and Jan Gustafsson (eds), Intercultural Alternatives. Perspectives...

  7. The problems of intercultural communication: didactic considerations for teaching languages

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The coexistence of different nations, races i.e. cultures in the same social space that could be a country, a village or even a company is already a fact. Nowadays, not taking into account the tools of intercultural communication may result in damaging every communicative act. We believe that there is a necessity for revising and explaining the concepts related to the subject of intercultural communication from the perspective of foreign language teaching. In this article we will discuss such concepts as: interculturalism, transculturation, acculturation, integration, identity, etc. We will also look into the origin of intercultural communication. All these reflections will bring us closer to the intercultural competence which, in our opinion, students of foreign languages, i.e. intercultural speakers, should possess. In conclusion, we present the main objectives of the Common Frame of Reference for the Languages of the Council of Europe (2002 with regard to intercultural education.

  8. Probing intercultural competence in Malaysia: A Relational Framework

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    Dalib Syarizan

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    Full Text Available Studies in intercultural competence are quite numerous but they were mainly derived from Eurocentric experiences. Since Eurocentric scholars may become oblivious to certain elements or issues of intercultural communication that are pertinent to Asian people, the Western conception of intercultural competence have been argued for its relevance in the Asian world. This paper aims to revisit the current (Eurocentric perspective of intercultural competence and probes an alternative perspective of intercultural competence by reviewing current Asian literature. Our review suggests that the conception intercultural competence must consider relational aspects when it is situated within Asian experiences. Since relational aspects were a noted gap in the existing Eurocentric definitions, this paper proposes a relational framework in probing intercultural competence in Malaysia.

  9. THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN INTERCULTURAL FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. Studying in a foreign country provides an opportunity for students from diverse cultural backgrounds to develop an intercultural friendship between each other. In today’s increasingly digitalized society, the use of social media cannot be detached from any communication context, including intercultural communication. Previous studies have examined the use of social media in various settings of intercultural communication. This study aims to examine the use of social media in intercultural friendship development among foreign students in Kocaeli University, Turkey. Applying qualitative method, six foreign students who represent four different cultural backgrounds were interviewed in this study. The interview tried to explore their subjective experiences of using social media to develop an intercultural friendship with other foreign students in their surroundings. The study reveals various similarities and differences of the pattern, evaluation, and impact of using social media in intercultural friendship development. The study concludes that the use of social media tends to enhance the intercultural friendship development.

  10. Intercultural Competency in Public Health: A Call for Action to Incorporate Training into Public Health Education.

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    Fleckman, Julia M; Dal Corso, Mark; Ramirez, Shokufeh; Begalieva, Maya; Johnson, Carolyn C

    2015-01-01

    Due to increasing national diversity, programs addressing cultural competence have multiplied in U.S. medical training institutions. Although these programs share common goals for improving clinical care for patients and reducing health disparities, there is little standardization across programs. Furthermore, little progress has been made to translate cultural competency training from the clinical setting into the public health setting where the focus is on population-based health, preventative programming, and epidemiological and behavioral research. The need for culturally relevant public health programming and culturally sensitive public health research is more critical than ever. Awareness of differing cultures needs to be included in all processes of planning, implementation and evaluation. By focusing on community-based health program planning and research, cultural competence implies that it is possible for public health professionals to completely know another culture, whereas intercultural competence implies it is a dual-sided process. Public health professionals need a commitment toward intercultural competence and skills that demonstrate flexibility, openness, and self-reflection so that cultural learning is possible. In this article, the authors recommend a number of elements to develop, adapt, and strengthen intercultural competence education in public health educational institutions.

  11. Intercultural Competency in Public Health: A Call for Action to Incorporate Training into Public Health Education

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    Fleckman, Julia M.; Dal Corso, Mark; Ramirez, Shokufeh; Begalieva, Maya; Johnson, Carolyn C.

    2015-01-01

    Due to increasing national diversity, programs addressing cultural competence have multiplied in U.S. medical training institutions. Although these programs share common goals for improving clinical care for patients and reducing health disparities, there is little standardization across programs. Furthermore, little progress has been made to translate cultural competency training from the clinical setting into the public health setting where the focus is on population-based health, preventative programming, and epidemiological and behavioral research. The need for culturally relevant public health programming and culturally sensitive public health research is more critical than ever. Awareness of differing cultures needs to be included in all processes of planning, implementation and evaluation. By focusing on community-based health program planning and research, cultural competence implies that it is possible for public health professionals to completely know another culture, whereas intercultural competence implies it is a dual-sided process. Public health professionals need a commitment toward intercultural competence and skills that demonstrate flexibility, openness, and self-reflection so that cultural learning is possible. In this article, the authors recommend a number of elements to develop, adapt, and strengthen intercultural competence education in public health educational institutions. PMID:26389109

  12. "Going out" of the box: Close intercultural friendships and romantic relationships spark creativity, workplace innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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    Lu, Jackson G; Hafenbrack, Andrew C; Eastwick, Paul W; Wang, Dan J; Maddux, William W; Galinsky, Adam D

    2017-07-01

    The present research investigates whether close intercultural relationships promote creativity, workplace innovation, and entrepreneurship-outcomes vital to individual and organizational success. We triangulate on these questions with multiple methods (longitudinal, experimental, and field studies), diverse population samples (MBA students, employees, and professional repatriates), and both laboratory and real-world measures. Using a longitudinal design over a 10-month MBA program, Study 1 found that intercultural dating predicted improved creative performance on both divergent and convergent thinking tasks. Using an experimental design, Study 2 established the causal connection between intercultural dating and creativity: Among participants who had previously had both intercultural and intracultural dating experiences, those who reflected on an intercultural dating experience displayed higher creativity compared to those who reflected on an intracultural dating experience. Importantly, cultural learning mediated this effect. Extending the first 2 studies, Study 3 revealed that the duration of past intercultural romantic relationships positively predicted the ability of current employees to generate creative names for marketing products, but the number of past intercultural romantic partners did not. In Study 4, we analyzed an original dataset of 2,226 professional repatriates from 96 countries who had previously worked in the U.S. under J-1 visas: Participants' frequency of contact with American friends since returning to their home countries positively predicted their workplace innovation and likelihood of becoming entrepreneurs. Going out with a close friend or romantic partner from a foreign culture can help people "go out" of the box and into a creative frame of mind. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  13. Reflecting on intercultural dialogue in nursing

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    Julie Gilbert

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermeras deben brindar un cuidado culturalmente competente en los diferentes escenarios de la salud cada vez más multiculturales. Este artículo trata acerca de la reflexión de una investigación sobre el diálogo intercultural como un medio para incrementar el conocimiento y la conciencia de otras culturas. La metodología hermenéutica nos proporciona un camino para la exploración de ese diálogo intercultural por el compromiso de éste como un proceso de comprensión emergente y de auto-transformación mediante el diálogo. Conceptos de diálogo intercultural tales como: respeto, poder, disposición para permanecer en el proceso, responsabilidad, vulnerabilidad, expansión del propio horizonte y la auto-descubierta son incluidos en esta reflexión.

  14. Education as a Factor of Intercultural Communication

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    Grozdanka Gojkov

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers alternative constructivism as a possibility of theoretical starting point regarding education as a factor of intercultural communication. The introductory part of the paper deals with Kelly’s personal construct theory permeating the arguments in favour of the theoretical research thesis referring to the issue of the extent the pluralism of European culture space interferes with national culture through education. Furthermore, the paper considers the way pedagogy has been searching for more comprehensive self-observation, self-reflection and self-determination on its way to self-change in order to ensure freedom of personal action according to contemporary philosophical discussions. The importance of education as a factor of intercultural communication has been supported by the outcomes of an explorative empirical research, which is an element bonding all the reflections in the text. Finally, the key competences for intercultural communication have been stated in the paper.

  15. [Co-therapy in intercultural clinical psychology].

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    Pocreau, Jean-Bernard; Martins-Borges, Lucienne

    2013-01-01

    Numerous clinicians practicing systemic psychotherapy have recognized the relevance of co-therapy, an intervention model involving at least two clinicians. Intercultural psychology and ethnopsychiatry have been inspired by the principles of co-therapy and have adapted it to the intercultural context. Our objective is to illustrate how co-therapy works in intercultural psychology, as it has been developed by the Specialized Psychological Services for Immigrants and for Refugees (SAPSIR). This intervention model facilitates the working through processes of mourning and of identity, important issues with migrant individuals. Finally, this practice cannot be reduced to the mere application of techniques including some cultural elements; it implies a special way of being in relationship with others, with oneself and with one's knowledge.

  16. Intercultural communication. Prerequisites for translation effectiveness

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    Titela Vîlceanu

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    Full Text Available The paper is intended to raise awareness of some recurrent problems related to cultural and linguistic security in translation alongside strategies of achieving it. Globalisation means global thinking, individual accountability and the development of new sensitivities and capabilities. Different models of Intercultural Communicative Competence are scrutinised in an attempt to identify a common core of generalisable traits, which could be further applied to a wide range of translation situations. The (intercultural load is of paramount importance in translation being, more often than not, the cause of serious misunderstanding if the translator does not adequately equate the two cultures or bridge the cultural gap.

  17. Information environment as the intercultural communication space

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    Drotianko Liubov

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    Full Text Available The article aims to determine how information society influences the transformation of intercultural communication in a globalized world. The reception of leading philosophical concepts related to this issue is implemented. In particular the points of view of such philosophers as I. Wallerstain, J. Habermas, Y. Masuda, S. Huntington, F. Fukuyama and others are analyzed here. The article provides the idea that the presence of common information environment to different cultures is not able to ensure the integration and cooperation of the world community in all spheres of life society by itself. The efforts of different ethnic community’s representatives are required to upgrade intercultural communication.

  18. Intercultural health: proposals, actions and failures.

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    Menéndez, Eduardo Luiz

    2016-01-01

    During the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s,various intercultural health proposals and actions emerged in most Latin American countries. These initiatives aimed to integrate biomedicine with traditional medicine based on 'parallel' relationships, as opposed relationships based on exclusion, subordination and hegemony. These initiatives had two basic objectives:1) to contribute to the cultural rehabilitation of ethnic groups that made effective use of traditional medicine; and 2) to improve the quality of relationships between health professionals and indigenous patients. This paper analyzes the reasons for the limited impact and, in some cases, failure of such intercultural health initiatives.

  19. Intercultural Communication and Active Cohabitation

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    Vasile Burtea

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The hypothesis from which we initiate our approach is that the socio-cultural identity of the Romanian nation is configured by involving all participants to the act of coexistence, the Romany people having in turn a significant participation. In order to highlight this contribution, we propose in this paper operationalizing the concept of active cohabitation and the presentation of some Romany personalities, who have added value through their national culture. If, in our view, multiculturalism is none other but simply living together in the same area of two or more ethnic groups, two or more cultures, or two or more religions, between which there are established and produced relations of certain types, at certain times, the interculturalism being beyond the static or contemplative nature thereof, and basing on multiculturalism, it requires knowledge, appreciation, and mutual learning and conscious use of norms, values, customs, processes or technologies, leading to a common patrimony, each usable according to the moments, situations and circumstances, which increases the stock of mutual appreciation.

  20. Interculture, technology and the web

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    Full Text Available In October 2009 ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers the body responsible for attributing and regulating internet domain names, decided that internet sites can be registered with names expressed in other non-Latin alphabets such as Arab, Persian, Russian, Hindi, Greek, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, Tamil, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Following this decision internet will be more accessible for millions of users who use different characters to westerners. What does this technical change signify from an educational point if view? Will the web become multipolar or more complicated? This article focuses on the educational significance of the internet from a intercultural perspective and sets out to identify the characteristics of languages (written or not between universality and individuality. The second part of the article highlights the competences needed by teachers who organise technological lessons in classes with non-Italian students, in order to plan a course of lessons that reflect learning styles that have developed in different cultures and contexts to those of the West.

  1. How do medical specialists value their own intercultural communication behaviour? A reflective practice study

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    Paternotte, E.; Scheele, F.; Rossum, T.R. van; Seeleman, M.C.; Scherpbier, A.J.; Dulmen, A.M. van

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Intercultural communication behaviour of doctors with patients requires specific intercultural communication skills, which do not seem structurally implemented in medical education. It is unclear what motivates doctors to apply intercultural communication skills. We investigated how

  2. How do medical specialists value their own intercultural communication behaviour? A reflective practice study.

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    Paternotte, E.; Scheele, F.; Rossum, T.R. van; Seeleman, C.M.; Scherpbier, A.J.J.A.; Dulmen, A.M. van

    2016-01-01

    Background: Intercultural communication behaviour of doctors with patients requires specific intercultural communication skills, which do not seem structurally implemented in medical education. It is unclear what motivates doctors to apply intercultural communication skills. We investigated how

  3. How do medical specialists value their own intercultural communication behaviour? : A reflective practice study

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    Paternotte, E; Scheele, F; van Rossum, T R; Seeleman, M C; Scherpbier, A J J A; van Dulmen, A M

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Intercultural communication behaviour of doctors with patients requires specific intercultural communication skills, which do not seem structurally implemented in medical education. It is unclear what motivates doctors to apply intercultural communication skills. We investigated how

  4. Teaching Intercultural Management Communication: Where Are We? Where Do We Go?

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    Varner, Iris I.

    2001-01-01

    Outlines three major challenges faced in teaching intercultural business communication, and discusses how teachers can meet these challenges to assure that students become effective intercultural managers and communicators. Outlines several specific activities to improve students' intercultural business communication skills. (SR)

  5. Recognizing and avoiding intercultural miscommunication in distance education a study of the experiences of Canadian faculty and aboriginal nursing students.

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    Russell, Cynthia K; Gregory, David M; Care, W Dean; Hultin, David

    2007-01-01

    Language differences and diverse cultural norms influence the transmission and receipt of information. The online environment provides yet another potential source of miscommunication. Although distance learning has the potential to reach students in cultural groups that have been disenfranchised from traditional higher education settings in the past, intercultural miscommunication is also much more likely to occur through it. There is limited research examining intercultural miscommunication within distance education environments. This article presents the results of a qualitative study that explored the communication experiences of Canadian faculty and Aboriginal students while participating in an online baccalaureate nursing degree program that used various delivery modalities. The microlevel data analysis revealed participants' beliefs and interactions that fostered intercultural miscommunication as well as their recommendations for ensuring respectful and ethically supportive discourses in online courses. The unique and collective influences of intercultural miscommunication on the experiences of faculty and students within the courses are also identified. Instances of ethnocentrism and othering are illustrated, noting the effects that occurred from holding dualistic perspectives of us and them. Lastly, strategies for preventing intercultural miscommunication in online courses are described.

  6. CRITICAL INTERCULTURALITY. A PATH FOR PRE-SERVICE ELT TEACHERS/INTERCULTURALIDAD CRÍTICA. UN CAMINO PARA PROFESORES DE INGLÉS EN FORMACIÓN/INTERCULTURALITÉ CRITIQUE. UNE VOIE POUR DES PROFESSEURS D'ANGLAIS EN FORMATION

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      This article elaborates a theoretical reflection upon critical interculturality as a tool for decolonial pedagogy, which needs to be explored in initial language teacher education programs as a means...

  7. Anglophonic Influence in the Use of Sound Symbolism in Italian Disney Comics: A Corpus-based Analysis

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    Pischedda Pier Simone

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    Full Text Available This article will explore the linguistic implications of employing and creating sound symbolism (ideophones, onomatopoeia and interjections in Italian Disney comics. It will endeavour to investigate the way sound symbolic forms in both imported Disney US comics and original Italian stories have profoundly influenced the development of Italian sound symbolism in the last century. The diachronic analysis is carried out thanks to the creation of a corpus of ideophones and interjections from 210 Disney stories published between 1932 and 2013. The corpus will allow the author to investigate how these forms have changed diachronically throughout the eighty years under investigation with the final aim of highlighting changes and patterns in both original and translated Italian stories. The unique status of ideophones, confirmed by language, sociological and neurological studies, has led to interesting experimentations but also to complicated dynamics. Certain linguistic settings seem to foster a better affinity towards the device- particularly if compared to Romance languages, such as Italian and Spanish, that often have to rely on Anglophone renditions. Anglicisation has indeed overshadowed previous original attempts. Nevertheless, recent creations, particularly from cartoonists, bear witness to a willingness to stretch language again in order to enhance language iconicity.

  8. Intercultural competency in public health: a call for action to incorporate training into public health education

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    Julia eFleckman

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    Full Text Available Due to increasing national diversity, programs addressing cultural competence have multiplied in U.S. medical training institutions. Little progress has been made to translate cultural competency training from the clinical setting into the public health setting where the focus is on population-based health, preventative programming, and epidemiological and behavioral research. The need for culturally relevant public health programming and culturally sensitive public health research is more critical than ever. Awareness of differing cultural roles needs to be included in all processes of planning, implementation and evaluation. In focusing on community-based health program planning and research, cultural competence implies that it is possible for public health professionals to completely know another culture, whereas intercultural competence implies it is a dual-sided process. Public health professionals need a commitment toward intercultural competence and skills that demonstrate flexibility, openness and self-reflection so that cultural learning is possible. In this article, the authors recommend a number of elements to develop, adapt and strengthen intercultural competence education in public health educational institutions.

  9. Can Library Use Enhance Intercultural Education?

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    Pihl, Joron

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the questions to what extent educational research addresses library use in education and how the library can contribute to intercultural education. The focus is primarily on elementary education in Europe. Analysis of research publications was based on searches for peer-reviewed journals in international databases, literary…

  10. The Internet, Intercultural Communication and Cultural Variation

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    Marcoccia, Michel

    2012-01-01

    The internet affords its users an unprecedented level of contact with people from other cultural and social groups. It is often assumed that because of this it can facilitate intercultural communication and reduce the perceived distance between cultures. This article will examine this assumption by exploring two questions. Firstly, do the…

  11. Role of Interethnic Stereotypes in Intercultural Communication

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    Guo Lijun

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The article is dedicated to research of ethnic stereotypes in intercultural communication. A key focus is made on development of ethnocultural stereotypes. Functions of ethnocultural stereotypes as well as effective communication are analyzed; here we study moments, which enable or hinder effective communications.

  12. Examining Intercultural Competency through Social Exchange Theory

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    Pillay, Soma; James, Reynold

    2015-01-01

    Intercultural competency (ICC) has been an extensively researched area within the past decade, given the broad consensus that this trait constitutes one of the key competencies of the 21st century manager. However, somewhat under-explored are aspects including the implications and effects that pedagogies such as blended learning have on the…

  13. Globalizing English through Intercultural Critical Literacy

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    Myers, Jamie; Eberfors, Fredrik

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the construction of an intercultural critical literacy practice in a Web-based discussion forum as one way to globalize interpretive practices within the English classroom. English education students in the United States and Sweden discussed a short story over a period of three weeks. The analysis of the students' postings…

  14. Cultural Representation and Intercultural Interaction: Nigerian ...

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    Using some Nollywood films as primary data, I intend to examine the image representation of the traditional and Western Nigerian in Nollywood. This paper intends to find out to what extent intercultural interactions can “transform” the Nigerian woman and still leave her “acceptable” in the light of the cultures and traditions.

  15. Intercultural Learning via Instant Messenger Interaction

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    Jin, Li; Erben, Tony

    2007-01-01

    This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the viability of instant messenger (IM) interaction to facilitate intercultural learning in a foreign language class. Eight students in a Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) class participated in the study. Each student was paired with a native speaker (NS) of Chinese, and each pair…

  16. Education as a Factor of Intercultural Communication

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    Gojkov, Grozdanka

    2011-01-01

    The paper considers alternative constructivism as a possibility of theoretical starting point regarding education as a factor of intercultural communication. The introductory part of the paper deals with Kelly's personal construct theory permeating the arguments in favour of the theoretical research thesis referring to the issue of the extent the…

  17. Key Themes in Intercultural Communication Pedagogy

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    Woodin, Jane

    2010-01-01

    The seminar, organised by Jane Woodin, Gibson Ferguson, Valerie Hobbs and Lesley Walker (School of Modern Languages & Linguistics and School of English, University of Sheffield), aimed to bring together those working in intercultural communication (IC) pedagogy largely--though not exclusively--in the higher education sector. It drew…

  18. Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence across the Americas

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    Ceo-DiFrancesco, Diane; Mora, Oscar; Collazos, Andrea Serna

    2016-01-01

    Foreign language telecollaboration offers innovations to enhance language instruction. Previous research has cited its use to develop linguistic skills and intercultural competence (Belz, 2003; Blake, 2013; Chun, 2015; O'Dowd, 2000; Schenker, 2014). This article reports preliminary outcomes of a pedagogical project which leveraged…

  19. Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence through Online Exchanges

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    Chun, Dorothy M.

    2011-01-01

    Based on Byram's (1997) definition of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and on specific types of discourse analysis proposed by Kramsch and Thorne (2002) and Ware and Kramsch (2005), this article explores how online exchanges can play a role in second language learners' development of pragmatic competence and ICC. With data obtained…

  20. Pragmatics of Emotions in Intercultural Context

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The article analyses some ethno-cultural features of emotional/emotive communication which cause failures in intercultural interaction due to misinterpretation of their pragmatic meaning. It demonstrates that pragmatic differences concern the degree of emotional openness and self-control of the speakers, in both verbal and nonverbal communication as well as the sphere of social norms and rules. They are of a systematic character and are predetermined by culture. This thesis is demonstraded with examples from various cultures and a particular emphasis is put on English and Russian language and culture. Focusing on ethnocultural level of communication, I ignore individual peculiarities of communicators and admit to a high level of generalization that is justifiable in intercultural research. The data was taken from theoretical sources, dictionaries, questionnaires and ethnographic observation. I used the methods of pragmatic, contrastive and discourse analyses. The results show that for successful intercultural communication one should possess emotive-cultural competence which is an integral component of intercultural communicative competence.

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    Oct 19, 2011 ... or the other. Intercultural interaction is a cultural communication between cultures during which characteristic information is passed from one culture to the other. A scrutiny of the woman image as portrayed in Nollywood films is both timely and crucial because the predominant image of the woman portrayed ...

  2. ANALYSIS OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS

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    Ruxandra GEORGESCU

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    Full Text Available This article want to highlight the communication mechanisms that influence intercultural management and the behaviour of people from different cultures in a company and the attire that must wear some of the world's cultures. This research aims to analyze how the overall objectives of the internal communication in organizations influence the effectiveness and organizational effectiveness, namely the organization's performance.

  3. Do Fraternities and Sororities Inhibit Intercultural Competence?

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    Martin, Georgianna L.; Parker, Gene; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Blechschmidt, Sally

    2015-01-01

    This study explored the impact of fraternity and sorority affiliation on students' development of intercultural competence over four years of college at 11 institutions. Prior research admonishes fraternities and sororities for being largely heterogeneous organizations that detract from institutional efforts to create a culturally competent…

  4. Intercultural Education of Tolerance and Hospitality

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    Dasli, Maria

    2017-01-01

    This paper aims to make a theoretical contribution to the current debate on intercultural education by focusing on the nature and limits of tolerance. Drawing on contemporary theorisations of the concept, it is suggested that while tolerance appears fundamental for confronting issues of difference, it has several caveats. The paper discusses the…

  5. Research into Practice: Cultural and Intercultural Awareness

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    Baker, Will

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the role of cultural awareness (CA) and intercultural awareness (ICA) in classroom theory and practice. CA and ICA can be roughly characterised as an awareness of the role of culture in communication with CA focused on national cultures and ICA on more dynamic and flexible relationships between languages and cultures. There…

  6. Developing Sociolinguistic Competence through Intercultural Online Exchange

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    Ritchie, Mathy

    2011-01-01

    The main goal of this study was to investigate whether computer-mediated communication (CMC) intercultural exchange offers the conditions necessary for the development of the sociolinguistic competence of second language learners. Non-native speakers (NNS) of French in British Columbia interacted through CMC with native speakers (NS) of French in…

  7. Resource Directory for Teaching Intercultural Communication.

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    Wiseman, Richard L., Comp.

    Intended for intercultural communication teachers, this directory lists addresses of organizations and embassies. Each of the organizations is coded according to the following resources: (1) area materials, (2) training/educational resources, (3) media resources, (4) inter-/cross-cultural communication resources, (5) bibliographies/directories,…

  8. Conceptualising Intercultural Effectiveness for University Teaching

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    Stone, Nick

    2006-01-01

    This article focuses on one specific aspect of internationalisation in higher education: better understanding intercultural effectiveness so that university teachers can facilitate related student learning. It adopts an "actionable" definition of internationalisation to suggest ways to improve processes associated with the design, delivery,…

  9. Understanding Intercultural Communication : From theory to practice

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    Broeder, Peter

    2012-01-01

    In the fast global world of ever-growing mobility, problems increasingly surface in daily intercultural interactions. This contribution explores cultural differences between people from China and people from Europe. The aim is to acquire a better knowledge of and to gain more insight into

  10. Leader Authenticity in Intercultural School Contexts

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    Walker, Allan; Shuangye, Chen

    2007-01-01

    This article proposes that effective leadership in intercultural schools requires authentic understanding and related action; and that this can only be sought through a dedication to ongoing leadership learning. After briefly introducing the metaphor of authentic leadership, outlining the influence of culture on school leadership and the context…

  11. Transmigrant Families: Intercultural and Bilingual Competences Development

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    Gonzalez Barea, Eva Ma.; Garcia-Cano Torrico, Maria; Marquez Lepe, Esther; Ruiz Garzon, Francisca; Pozo Llorente, Ma. Teresa; Dietz, Gunther

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    This article presents the results of a research project concerned with analysing and identifying the discourses and related strategies used by Spanish-German trans-migrant families to support and develop bilingual and intercultural competences stemming from their transmigratory experiences. Using the biographical-narrative approach, we reconstruct…

  12. Developing Intercultural Science Education in Ecuador

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    Schroder, Barbara

    2008-01-01

    This article traces the recent development of intercultural science education in Ecuador. It starts by situating this development within the context of a growing convergence between Western and indigenous sciences. It then situates it within the larger historical, political, cultural, and educational contexts of indigenous communities in Ecuador,…

  13. Communicating interculturality in the world of work

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    2015-01-01

    Lectio praecursoria puheviestinnän väitöskirjaksi tarkoitetun tutkimuksen Communicating interculturality in the workplace tarkastustilaisuudessa Jyväskylän yliopistossa 24.10.2015. Vastaväittäjänä toimi professori Fred Dervin (Helsingin yliopisto) ja kustoksena professori Maarit Valo.

  14. Teachers and the Foundations of Intercultural Interaction

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    Günay, Oya

    2016-01-01

    With the effects of globalisation, the number of people exposed to intercultural interaction has increased significantly. One of the most affected sectors is education. In parallel to the increase in numbers of students going abroad for tertiary education, primary and secondary education classes have also become culturally and religiously more…

  15. Ideological paradox and intercultural possibility: Andean language ...

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    Paralleling recent developments in South Africa, initiatives in language policy and education reform in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia over the last three decades have opened up new possibilities for indigenous languages and their speakers through bilingual intercultural education. Examining the use and meanings of the term ...

  16. Intergenerational living: An intercultural comparison

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    Bojan GRUM

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the factors behind young adults living in shared households with their parents for an extended period of time. We were interested in finding out if they think the state should implement regulatory measures to help them become independent. Our hypothesis is that the young and old living together as an extended family is not an indicator of intergenerational symbiosis and solidarity, but rather a reflection of wider social and cultural processes regulating the life of society as a whole and the lives of individuals. The study was carried out in three different cultural environments: Slovenia, Serbia and Japan. The study showed that, despite the fact that they get along relatively well, young people living in a shared household with their parents still want to “go it alone” and they expect greater help from the state, through regulatory measures and fair distribution of social assistance between the “young” and the “old” generations, to create social and housing policies that are fairer and friendlier to young families. This would reduce the pressure on the family and the potential for conflict within it, as well as the potential for conflict between the state and the family. Japanese participants expressed the highest level of agreement with this, whereas Serbs expressed the lowest. In terms of sources of financing for buying a home, the Slovenian participants express the highest level of agreement when it comes to financing through loans, whereas Serbian and Japanese participants also count on their own financial resources, which we interpret as a typical social phenomenon of the intergenerational transfer of title or a demonstration of high expectations of financial assistance from relatives. However, we established that the significant intercultural difference in the monthly use of funds for housing rental or purchase can be indicative of the participants’ varying expectations and opportunities to enter the

  17. Intercultural Sensitivity Levels of Turkish Pre-Service Foreign Language Teachers: Examples from Education Faculties of Two Universities in Turkey

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    Yetis, Veda Aslim; Kurt, Çigdem

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine whether intercultural sensitivity levels vary among foreign language teacher candidates in terms of variables such as target language, year of study (grade), and gender in both intra and inters programs. Research sample consists of 1,049 Turkish freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior foreign language teacher…

  18. Effects of Intercultural Competence and Social Contact on Speech Act Production in a Chinese Study Abroad Context

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    Taguchi, Naoko; Xiao, Feng; Li, Shuai

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of intercultural competence and amount of social contact in the development of pragmatic knowledge. All these variables were time-varying variables and measured twice over a 3-month study abroad. Participants were 109 American college students studying Chinese in a semester study-abroad program in Beijing. Using…

  19. El encuentro intercultural como acontecimiento: una propuesta para el avance teórico de la educación intercultural

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    Federico Ponzoni

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta el enfoque de la educación intercultural como educación en y para la diversidad. Se propone una definición de encuentro intercultural como acontecimiento, inspirada en la filosofía de Jaques Derrida. Se demostrará que el encuentro intercultural es éticamente vinculante universalmente, proponiendo así el encuentro intercultural como concepto clave en el debate sobre educación intercultural.

  20. El encuentro intercultural como acontecimiento: una propuesta para el avance teórico de la educación intercultural

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    El artículo presenta el enfoque de la educación intercultural como educación en y para la diversidad. Se propone una definición de encuentro intercultural como acontecimiento, inspirada en la filosofía de Jaques Derrida. Se demostrará que el encuentro intercultural es éticamente vinculante universalmente, proponiendo así el encuentro intercultural como concepto clave en el debate sobre educación intercultural.

  1. Enhancing intercultural competence through U.S. multicultural literature in the EFL classroom

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    2013-01-01

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17227/01234870.38folios95.109 This article reports part of an action research experience that was conducted in an advanced EFL classroom of the language program at a public university in Bogotá, Colombia in 2011. The study proposes the incorporation of authentic multicultural literary texts in the EFL classroom as a means to develop intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Data were collected to show how learners acquired cultural knowledge, developed critic...

  2. The Global People competency framework: competencies for effective intercultural interaction

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    Spencer-Oatey, Helen; Stadler, Stefanie

    2009-01-01

    This Competency Framework explains the competencies that are needed for effective intercultural interaction. In contrast to the Life Cycle Model for Intercultural Partnerships (see the Global People Toolbook) which presents the competencies by stage (i.e. key competencies are identified for each stage of a project life cycle), the Competency Framework presents them by clusters. Intercultural competencies can be grouped into four interrelated clusters, according to the aspect of competence the...

  3. THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN INTERCULTURAL FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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    ABSTRACT. Studying in a foreign country provides an opportunity for students from diverse cultural backgrounds to develop an intercultural friendship between each other. In today’s increasingly digitalized society, the use of social media cannot be detached from any communication context, including intercultural communication. Previous studies have examined the use of social media in various settings of intercultural communication. This study aims to examine the use of social media in intercu...

  4. Benchmarking Intercultural Communication Competence Assessment Tools for ESP Teaching

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    Candel Mora, Miguel Ángel

    2015-01-01

    In an international professional environment, knowledge of the language alone is not a guarantee of success, as a result, recent language research emphasizes the intercultural component of foreign language education, and the development of tools to assess intercultural communication competence (ICC) towards the design of courses and training material. ICC research has produced a wide range of frameworks of analysis and assessment models to measure interculturally successful ...

  5. THEORY AND METHOD IN INTERCULTURAL CURRICULAR DESIGN FOR SKILLS

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    Full Text Available SUMMARYThe objective of this document is to present both the metatheorical principles of interculturality that underlies the intercultural pedagogic model for higher education, and describes the characteristics of educative model and finally to present the pattern of curricular construction by skills in Intercultural Universities that can eulogize the density and by the other side position the students with skills to obtain levels of excellence in certification tests and profession in conditions to be approved in their accreditation.

  6. Is intercultural mediation necessary? An approach from a communications perspective

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    Susana Ridao Rodrigo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Institutionalized intercultural mediation is expanding as a result of the increase in the number of immigrants in our country. Institutionalized intercultural mediation, which started in the early Nineties in Spain, is understood to mean activities carried out by ONGs and by the social services of the host nation. In line with Giménez (1997: 127, we understand intercultural mediation as a modality within the broader field of mediation. Because of its recent expansion, there is not at present a unique methodology accepted by experts in this field. In this paper, our aims are focused on describing various mediation techniques and the possibility of their application within intercultural contexts

  7. Teachers’ Beliefs and Their Belief Change in an Intercultural Context

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    SUMMARY Teacher belief has been considered crucial for teachers’ classroom behaviors, their learning and development as well as students’ outcomes. This PhD study has provided a better understanding of the factors and forces shaping teacher belief and how this changes during their course...... in an intercultural context in relation to the factors shaping teacher belief and how belief is changed to better suit the context. It also gives inspiration for the design of effective teacher preparation, development and training programs for CFL teachers in global contexts by addressing their prior experience...... of teaching in a new context and in their early years of the teaching careers of CFL teachers in the Danish context. It has been shown that the multifaceted beliefs that CFL teachers hold are based on their personal experience, shaped by context, and mediated by their classroom practices. The educational...

  8. USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN FORMATION INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE OF FUTURE ENGLISH TEACHERS

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    П А Кудабаева

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This article is devoted to the problem of the use of information technologies in the formation of intercultural communicative competence of future teachers of English. Some issues connected with the formation of intercultural competence in the process of teaching a foreign communication taking into account cultural and mental distinctions, that is a necessary condition for the successful dialogue of cultures of native speakers are mentioned in this article. Also, the article dwells on some scientific researchers’ works in Kazakhstan appeared on the issue of informatization of education that brought their contribution to the development of science. The use of ICT in the classroom realized in the forms such as: the use of computer presentations; the use of interactive whiteboard; work with educational multimedia CDs programs; work with Internet resources are also reflected in the article.

  9. Intercultural-global competencies for the 21st century and beyond.

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    Esterhuizen, Philip; Kirkpatrick, Mary K

    2015-05-01

    Increased diversity exists in Anglo-Saxon countries, such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. By 2050, no single ethnic group is expected to be in a majority in the United States. Health care reform points to an urgent need for health care professionals, such as nursing, medicine, allied health, nutrition, and other interdisciplinary health care team members, to serve a multi-ethnic population by developing intercultural-global and 21st-century competencies. Nurse educators must acknowledge the need to familiarize themselves and integrate these competencies into university and continuing education programs by evaluating and reporting outcomes. All nurses can be expected to have these competencies as global citizens through local, intercultural, and global interactions and exchanges. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.

  10. Intercultural otherness philosophy in Latin America

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    Álvaro B. Márquez-Fernández

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Intercultural philosophy in Latin America takes it that the only way to achieve the liberation from the rationality and thinking of the hegemonic colonial culture, present in their countries from the “discovery” of America until now, would be through the recognition of the other in its identity and origin. This philosophy of ‘decolonization’ stresses that it is there where intersubjectivity comes ontologically into being where the authentic origins of their cultures in their ancestral practices emerge. Therefore, the emergence of the other is the dialectical result of a fenomenological consciousness that becomes aware of the existence of being as otherness; that is, a being that is there for another. This liberty makes possible an encounter without the kind of alienations that take place when a culture boasts of its superiority upon another. The intercultural discourse of Latin-American philosophy emphasizes the evolvement of being with others in favor of liberation for all.

  11. Intercultural Education and Migration: Educational Proposals

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    Pedro Ortega Ruiz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper tackles the difficult problem that immigration poses for developed Western European societies and the need of a new model of intercultural education which puts the emphasis of educational activity not so much on “intellectual understanding” as on the acceptance and welcoming of the person who is different, on account of his/her culture or ethnic group. Educational proposals are put forward that are materialized in a change of the intercultural education model, the involvement of the family and of society in changing attitudes towards immigrants, the need not to attribute a metahistorical or essentialist meaning to cultural identity, and the restoring of an ethical and political dimension of educational activity.

  12. Bioaprendizaje y educación intercultural

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    Roberto Medina Bejarano

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento tiene como propósito presentar un panorama teórico con respecto a la relación biopedagogía y educación intercultural. Para alcanzar este objetivo, esta investigación se circunscribe en el ámbito de la investigación documental y se toma como base epistemológica los principios del paradigma de la complejidad –paradigma emergente– dado que se asume la concepción de la base biológica del aprendizaje “biopedagogía” y sus implicaciones con respecto a la educación intercultural. Los resultados arrojados por la investigación permitieron caracterizar como los procesos cognitivos son procesos biológicamente autoorganizados, de alta complejidad, y de creación permanente y que se enriquecen en entornos interculturales.

  13. Approaches and models of intercultural education

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    Full Text Available Needed to be aware of the need to build an intercultural society, awareness must be assumed in all social spheres, where stands the role play education. A role of transcendental, since it must promote educational spaces to form people with virtues and powers that allow them to live together / as in multicultural contexts and social diversities (sometimes uneven in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, and foster the development of feelings of civic belonging shared before the neighborhood, city, region and country, allowing them concern and critical judgement to marginalization, poverty, misery and inequitable distribution of wealth, causes of structural violence, but at the same time, wanting to work for the welfare and transformation of these scenarios. Since these budgets, it is important to know the approaches and models of intercultural education that have been developed so far, analysing their impact on the contexts educational where apply.   

  14. Intercultural Competencies: What Students in Study and Placement Mobility Should Be Learning

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    Messelink, H. E.; Van Maele, J.; Spencer-Oatey, H.

    2015-01-01

    When promoting intercultural learning in the context of study and placement mobility, intercultural educators are specifying what students should be learning. Research not only confirms the genuine impact of real-life intercultural contact on intercultural learning, but also shows how this impact can be enhanced through institutional support and…

  15. Cultural Identity Forum: Enacting the Self-Awareness Imperative in Intercultural Communication

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    Anderson-Lain, Karen

    2017-01-01

    Courses: Intercultural Communication; any course with an intercultural communication unit. Objectives: Students will demonstrate the self-awareness imperative in intercultural communication, explore their own cultural identities, and reflect on others cultural identities in order to build their intercultural communication competence.

  16. Intercultural teacher education in multicultural society

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    The present doctoral work studies the teachers’ intercultural education in multicultural society. The problem of the research emerges from the discrepancy that exists between the multicultural reality and the necessity to intensify pupils’ preparation for living and working in the changing multicultural environment on the one hand, and teachers’ insufficient readiness to work in a multicultural class and to help pupils become aware of the changed social reality, to develop thei...

  17. THE INTERCULTURAL DIMENSION OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY

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    Gutema, Bekele

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    African philosophy assumes that philosophy is a field of knowledge in which humans think about their very being and their place in nature, and that it is the province of humanity at large rather than of some segment thereof. Questions such as "Does African philosophy exist?" and "What is African philosophy?" have elicited protracted debates on the nature of philosophy and of rationality in general. This debate has yielded important texts in the field of African philosophy. Intercultural philo...

  18. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper concerns the author is referring to the principles and methods of intercultural communication. The paper is structured in three parts. The first part of the paper contains an introduction and definition of key terms. In the second part of the paper presents the characteristics of culture and communication aspects and levels in society. Conclusions and bibliography are presented in the last part of the work.

  19. Different Aspects of Intercultural Nonverbal Communication

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    2011-01-01

    It is shown the ways how to manage nonverbal intercultural communication effectively and cultural, political and gender aspects of NVC are investigated in the article. Studies of nonverbal communication indicate that nonverbal communication is constantly used, whether or not people speak to each-other. Non-verbal communication can even alternate a verbal message through mimics, gestures and facial expressions, particularly when people do not speak the same language. A culturally-fluent approa...

  20. Pragmatics of Emotions in Intercultural Context

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    2015-01-01

    The article analyses some ethno-cultural features of emotional/emotive communication which cause failures in intercultural interaction due to misinterpretation of their pragmatic meaning. It demonstrates that pragmatic differences concern the degree of emotional openness and self-control of the speakers, in both verbal and nonverbal communication as well as the sphere of social norms and rules. They are of a systematic character and are predetermined by culture. This thesis is demonstraded wi...

  1. Interculturalism, Democracy and Values Training in Mexico

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    2009-01-01

    The following essay analyzes the changes which are necessary within the education system and the curricula since Mexico defined itself, constitutionally, a pluricultural country in 1992. The main proposal consists in the introduction of an intercultural approach on education for indigenous people as well as the general population. After revising the situation of inequality in education for indigenous peoples, it is suggested to fight educational and value imbalance from the perspective...

  2. Using Songs in Developing Intercultural Competence

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    Liliia Shayakhmetova

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Songs in teaching English are not used to the full extent. To confirm this, we created a set of exercises based on the use of songs to form socio-cultural and regional knowledge, to familiarize students with the culture and way of life of Great Britain, to gain a deeper understanding of the representatives of this linguistic cultural community. The next step was carrying out a survey on revealing the effectiveness of using songs in EFL class, more precisely their effect on the developing of intercultural competence. Following methods were used to conduct the survey: the questionnaire of teachers and students, to determine the role of English songs in the developing of intercultural competence; the analysis of English language course books to determine the presence of songs focusing on their cultural significance; Life in the UK Test, a test to check the knowledge of the history and culture of Britain. The results of the research showed the expediency of using song to develop intercultural competence. Moreover, use of songs aroused interest among students; they expressed the opinion that lyrics have a much deeper meaning and varied information than they thought before using them in English classes. They expressed a desire to continue using songs during classes in keeping with this approach.

  3. Intercultural Transmission and Intergenerational Transmission in Immigrant Families.

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    Nauck, Bernhard

    2001-01-01

    Examined the impact of intergenerational transmission processes on the intercultural contact and ethnic identification of second generation adolescents from five migrant groups in Germany, distinguishing four possible outcomes of intercultural contact (integration, assimilation, segregation, and marginalization). Data from interviews with same-sex…

  4. On Reflection: Is Reflexivity Necessarily Beneficial in Intercultural Education?

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    Blasco, Maribel

    2012-01-01

    This article explores how the concept of reflexivity is used in intercultural education. Reflexivity is often presented as a key learning goal in acquiring intercultural competence (ICC). Yet, reflexivity can be defined in different ways, and take different forms across time and space, depending on the concepts of selfhood that prevail and how…

  5. Language and Intercultural Education: An Interview with Michael Byram

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    Porto, Melina

    2013-01-01

    This article reports an interview with Michael Byram, Professor Emeritus, University of Durham in the United Kingdom, during his visit to Argentina in September 2011. Michael Byram is one of the main international referents in intercultural education. The interview addresses issues such as language education, intercultural and citizenship…

  6. Good Intentions Are Not Enough: A Decolonizing Intercultural Education

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    Gorski, Paul C.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  7. Intercultural Education and Communication in Second Language Interactions

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    Baraldi, Claudio

    2012-01-01

    This article analyses intercultural education outcomes produced in the setting of teaching Italian as a second language (ISL) in an Italian school. Intercultural education is produced in interactions which are based on specific cultural presuppositions, i.e. expectations regarding learning, role hierarchy and evaluation of student performances.…

  8. Listening to Children's Voices on Intercultural Education Policy and Practice

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2015-01-01

    The overarching purpose of this research is to investigate native and immigrant children's experiences of intercultural pedagogical practices in Cyprus schools. It also explores their suggestions for the improvement of policies and practices for intercultural education. Last but not least, it examines whether Cypriot and immigrant students share…

  9. Interlingual Subtitling for Intercultural Language Education: A Case Study

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    Borghetti, Claudia; Lertola, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    Interlingual subtitling has been extensively investigated for language learning and teaching purposes in the last decade. However, there is a lack of research into the creation of subtitles as a means of intercultural learning. This article is a first empirical attempt to verify the potential of subtitling for intercultural language education. It…

  10. Mindfulness, Empathy, and Intercultural Sensitivity amongst Undergraduate Students

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    Menardo, Dayne Arvin

    2017-01-01

    This study examined the relationships amongst mindfulness, empathy, and intercultural sensitivity. Non-parametric analysis were conducted through Spearman and Hayes's PROCESS bootstrapping to examine the relationship between mindfulness and intercultural sensitivity, and whether empathy mediates the relationship between mindfulness and…

  11. A Brechtian Theatre Pedagogy for Intercultural Education Research

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    Frimberger, Katja

    2016-01-01

    The following article explores the potential of Bertolt Brecht's theatre pedagogy for intercultural education research. It is argued that Brecht's pedagogical views on theatre connect to those interculturalists who prioritise the embodied dimensions of intercultural encounters over a competence-driven orientation. Both share a love for aesthetic…

  12. Promoting Intercultural Learning in a Multicultural University: Ideals and Realities

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    Ippolito, Kate

    2007-01-01

    This paper evaluates a module designed to facilitate intercultural learning within an international, multicultural student group. Intercultural learning is a desired outcome of an internationalised curriculum, but achieving it is difficult. Key reasons are persistence of deficit models used to frame both international student assimilation and…

  13. CHILCAN: A Chilean-Canadian Intercultural Telecollaborative Language Exchange

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    Rojas-Primus, Constanza

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses a telecollaborative project between my students of Spanish at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Canada and students of English from University of Concepción, Chile in fall 2015. The telecollaborative project was aligned with the intercultural objectives already in place under my current intercultural Spanish language…

  14. "Intercultural Competence" as an Intersubjective Process: A Reply to "Essentialism"

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    Zhou, Vivien Xiaowei; Pilcher, Nick

    2018-01-01

    In this paper, we problematise a competence-oriented reflective approach to intercultural education by drawing on four students' reflective essays about their experiential learning experiences on an "Intercultural Competence" (IC) module. Their reflections sometimes evidence much-vaunted IC attributes such as "tolerance" and…

  15. Reframing Teachers' Intercultural Learning as an Emotional Process

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    Jokikokko, Katri

    2016-01-01

    The importance of emotions in the process of intercultural learning has been recognised, but the topic has not been extensively theorised. This theoretical review article synthesises the research literature on emotions in the context of teachers' intercultural learning. The article argues that emotions are a vital part of any change, and thus play…

  16. Intercultural Communication for Professional Development: Creative Approaches in Higher Education

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    Mesh, Linda Joy

    2016-01-01

    This study examines the development of telecollaborative exchange activities within blended language courses that are aimed at preparing post-graduate students for an intercultural workplace by developing valuable transversal competencies and intercultural awareness, which enable one to better adapt to changing work situations. A description is…

  17. Developing Students' Intercultural Communication Competences in Western Etiquette Teaching

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    Zhang, Xiaochi

    2010-01-01

    How to develop students' intercultural communication competences is a controversial issue in foreign language education in China. In this article, the author attempts to offer an answer to this issue by putting forward a proposition for developing students' intercultural communication competences in western etiquette teaching. First of all, the…

  18. Toward a Model for Intercultural Communication in Simulations

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    Wiggins, Bradley E.

    2012-01-01

    The growing need for intercultural literacy in an increasingly interconnected and computer-mediated world contrasts with the dearth of investigation in best practices when designing simulations aimed at improving intercultural communication. Synthetic cultures inspired by real-world cultural traits, problem-based learning, and a social…

  19. "Outsourced": Using a Comedy Film to Teach Intercultural Communication

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    Briam, Carol

    2010-01-01

    Given that feature films can enhance the teaching of intercultural communication, this article describes in detail how the 2006 comedy film, "Outsourced," can be integrated into a course. The article relates the film to four different functions of film and shows how "Outsourced" can help create an intercultural experience for…

  20. English Teaching, Intercultural Competence, and Critical Incident Exercises

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    Snow, Don

    2015-01-01

    Critical incident exercises (CIEs) are increasingly used in English courses, and there seems little doubt that in addition to providing English practice opportunities CIEs also help learners build intercultural competence. The question is: What precise aspects of intercultural competence do CIEs help learners build? This article introduces an…

  1. Towards Intercultural Communication: From Micro to Macro Perspectives

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    Jiang, Xiaoping

    2006-01-01

    This paper investigates intercultural communication and its significance to higher education. The paper briefly discusses culture, subculture and the meeting of cultures. It also provides a brief survey of developments in intercultural communication research. With reference to New Zealand, the paper further points to some limitations of…

  2. Pathways to Teacher Education for Intercultural Communicative Competence: Teachers' Perceptions

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    Bastos, Mónica; Araújo e Sá, Helena

    2015-01-01

    Intercultural and plurilingual encounters have become increasingly frequent due to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) developments, mobility (real/virtual) and migration. To face the challenges inherent in such encounters, the development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) is crucial. ICC development may start in the…

  3. Discourse Moves and Intercultural Communicative Competence in Telecollaborative Chats

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    Ryshina-Pankova, Marianna

    2018-01-01

    With a shift toward understanding the goals of foreign language learning as development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC; Thorne, 2010), telecollaborative interaction with geographically distant partners has been seen both as a pedagogical tool that can play a significant role in promoting intercultural negotiation abilities and…

  4. Intercultural Education in the Multicultural and Multilingual Bolivian Context

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    Drange, Live Danbolt

    2011-01-01

    Intercultural bilingual education (IBE) has been discussed in Bolivia since the 1970s. The first Educational Act with a bilingual and intercultural curriculum adapted to cultural and linguistic diversity--Ley de Reforma Educativa--was passed in 1994 with implementation starting in 1996. However, discussions continued: when the Evo Morales…

  5. Intercultural Communicative Competence: Exploring English Language Teachers' Beliefs and Practices

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    Young, Tony Johnstone; Sachdev, Itesh

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation into the beliefs and practices of experienced teachers in the USA, UK and France relating to the application of a model of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) to English language programmes. Broadly, "intercultural" approaches to language learning and teaching are strongly advocated in both the…

  6. Promoting Intercultural Communicative Competence through Foreign Language Courses

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    Planken, Brigitte; van Hooft, Andreu; Korzilius, Hubert

    2004-01-01

    Learning a foreign language is important in intercultural business communication (IBC) studies. Equally important is developing intercultural communicative competence, that is, a recognition of the cultural factors influencing behavior in business encounters around the globe. This article suggests how tertiary-level foreign language (FL) courses…

  7. Intercultural Philosophy as a Viable Option | Mengistu | Ethiopian ...

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    This paper tries to show how various historical forces, intellectual discourses and interests affected intercultural relations in the past and the present. Furthermore, intercultural philosophy and relations which are suggested as one way out of the dichotomy of the universal or the particular will be discussed, along with its ...

  8. Intercultural Education in Brazil: Between Conservatism and Radical Transformations

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    Akkari, Abdeljalil

    2012-01-01

    This article analyses the emergence of intercultural education in the Brazilian educational system. After summarizing the debate on international convergence in intercultural education, it traces the development of interethnic relations in Brazil, describing the heavy legacy of slavery and colonization. It then investigates recently adopted…

  9. Gender Influences on Students' Study Abroad Participation and Intercultural Competence

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    Tompkins, Amanda; Cook, Trevor; Miller, Emily; LePeau, Lucy A.

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to better understand the impact of gender in study abroad participation rates and intercultural competence. The researchers aimed to identify the differences in intercultural competence between men and women and those who have and have not studied abroad. A mixed methods survey indicated there are significant…

  10. Multi/Intercultural Education in Australia and the Netherlands

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    Leeman, Yvonne; Reid, Carol

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the authors tease out the constructions of multi/intercultural education in Australia and the Netherlands through a comparative study of the two contexts including the population, scope of diversity, policies of multiculturalism and the policy and practice of multi/intercultural education. The comparison highlights commonalities…

  11. Intercultural Rhetoric and Reading Comprehension in a Second Language

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    Sharp, Alastair

    2010-01-01

    Intercultural rhetoric has been studied in the context of second language writing for many decades. This article looks at the topic from a new perspective and offers an experimental study of the effects of intercultural rhetoric on reading comprehension. The experiment was set in Hong Kong, China, and assessed the reading comprehension (using a…

  12. Internationalising the Curriculum: Building Intercultural Understandings through Music

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2012-01-01

    This article reports on the power (influence) of music to develop intercultural understandings to better internationalise the curriculum. It argues that through internationalisation, we learn more about other people's cultures hence, by providing an international/intercultural dimension into the teaching unit of "Discovering Music A",…

  13. Exploring Intercultural Competence through the Lens of Self-Authorship

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    Mascadri, Julia; Brownlee, Jo Lunn; Walker, Susan; Alford, Jennifer

    2017-01-01

    Intercultural competence among educators has long been recognised as important, especially in contexts characterised by growing and shifting cultural diversity such as Australia. However, the capacity to be interculturally competent has only recently been enshrined in teacher standards in Australia, and research into this field among early…

  14. Intercultural Education in Primary School: A Collaborative Project

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    Santos, Marta; Araújo e Sá, Maria Helena; Simões, Ana Raquel

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we present and discuss a collaborative project on intercultural education developed by a group of educational partners. The group was made up of 12 people representing different institutions in the community, namely primary schools, cultural and social associations and the local council. The project takes an intercultural approach…

  15. Intercultural Training for US Business Expatriates in Taiwan

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    Chien, Tien-Chen; McLean, Gary N.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to explore the intercultural training needs for US business expatriates on assignment in Taiwan. The study assesses Taiwan culture-specific training needs of US expatriates from the perspectives of both US expatriates and their Taiwanese colleagues and compares the perceived importance of these intercultural training needs…

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    Intercultural understanding is a prerequisite for peaceful local and global citizenship, especially in South African society where prejudice and negative stereotypes were previously the order of the day because of official separatism. It is therefore crucial to teach intercultural understanding in South Africa. I report with ...

  17. Incorporating Intercultural Communication Activities in English Language Classes

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    Velasco, Daniel

    2017-01-01

    Intercultural Communication has become a relevant focal point within a variety of fields--science, psychology, politics, journalism, economics, and education, to name a few. Yet, current university students may not even be aware of Intercultural Communication's role in these fields, as well as their studies and future careers. A survey was first…

  18. Facing the "Challenge": School Leadership in Intercultural Schools

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2014-01-01

    The overarching purpose of this study is to examine the prospects of school leadership for the development of intercultural education. The article focuses on the ways in which Greek-Cypriot headteachers conceptualize: diversity and intercultural education; and their school leadership roles in culturally diverse settings. To this extent, interviews…

  19. Learning to Negotiate Reality: A Strategy for Teaching Intercultural Competencies

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    Antal, Ariane Berthoin; Friedman, Victor J.

    2008-01-01

    Intercultural competencies are more important for people in business than ever before. In this article, the authors present an approach they designed and used for developing "negotiating reality" as a key intercultural competence at an international business school in Europe. They outline the theoretical underpinnings from intercultural…

  20. Managing Intercultural Teams: The eOrganization Exercise

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    Humes, Michelle; Reilly, Anne H.

    2008-01-01

    In today's global environment, intercultural teams may become the most effective teams in an organization when their diversity is managed as an asset. However, because of miscommunication and conflict, intercultural teams often become dysfunctional. This experiential group exercise demonstrates how cultural dimensions such as individualism and…

  1. Social Representation of Intercultural Exchange in an International University

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    Kudo, Kazuhiro

    2016-01-01

    This paper provides an interpretive investigation into the social representation of intercultural exchange at one of the newly established international universities in Japan. The author conducted quasi-structured interviews with 5 staff members and 22 students to gain insight into their perceptions of intercultural exchange and interactions. The…

  2. Reflections on Interculturality in Relation to Education and Work

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    Lasonen, Johanna

    2005-01-01

    Internationalization and intercultural education may be contradictory concepts as the former supports globalization of the economy and the latter explains mutual learning and intercultural understanding. Higher education is preparing planners, leaders, managers, administrators, policy-makers and teachers to societies. Are pedagogical approaches of…

  3. Transnational Academic Mobility, Internationalization and Interculturality in Higher Education

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    Kim, Terri

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to consider the complex relations of transnational academic mobility, internationalization and interculturality in higher education. It is argued that, in the contemporaneous relations of the triad, "interculturality" disappears and the other two--transnational academic mobility and internationalization--are…

  4. Towards an Ethical Framework for Inter-Cultural Dialogue | Higgs ...

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    In this article I attempt to provide an ethical framework for inter-cultural dialogue, which I argue can contribute to efforts at facilitating multicultural understanding. Such an ethical framework for inter-cultural dialogue which finds its roots in postmodernism, I will argue, provides the impetus for the creation of critical civil ...

  5. Hans-Georg Gadamer, Language, and Intercultural Communication.

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    Roy, Abhik; Starosta, William J.

    2001-01-01

    Shows how Hans-Georg Gadamer's critical hermeneutics can be applied to intercultural communication. Suggests that by incorporating the philosophies of Hans-Georg Gadamer, intercultural communication scholars will be able to bring a fresh perspective to guide their theory, research, and practice. (Author/VWL)

  6. Intercultural Marriage and Family: Beyond the Racial Divide.

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    McFadden, John

    2001-01-01

    Intercultural marriages have emerged as a central theme in discussion, not only among helping professionals but also the general public. This article focuses on trends in intercultural marriages and how these relationships influence dynamics among families and the development of children and adolescents. Stages of acceptance toward intermarriages…

  7. When the Entire World is pushed into the Classroom – Reflections on Communication, Interculturalism and Education and on Intercultural Education in the Danish Upper Secondary School

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    Peter Hobel

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available In this article intercultural education is discussed, cases from the Danish upper secondary school are analyzed, and some requirements for further development are proposed. First definitions of the concepts communication, communicative action, intercultural communication and intercultural education are given. Starting from these definitions it is argued that intercultural communication as well as intercultural education is possible. Then two cases are analyzed. Finally – in the Discussion – it is underlined that the students’ metareflection on the context dependence of the knowledge construction process is a pivotal precondition for successful intercultural education.

  8. Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory® to develop intercultural competence.

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    Kruse, Julie A; Didion, Judy; Perzynski, Kathy

    2014-01-01

    Health care professional education programs in the United States have been charged to devise strategies to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the workforce (Health Resources and Services Administration, Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/grants/nwd.html, 2014). The purpose of this charge is to develop a healthcare workforce that can better provide culturally relevant care to meet the needs of diverse communities. The purpose of this study was to assess the cultural competency of students, faculty, and staff from a small Midwest-university college of nursing. This study was part of a larger interventional study to enhance the cultural development of the College of Nursing faculty, staff, and students. The sample for this study included 314 participants (students, faculty, and staff) in phase one of the parent study. Phase one included the initial administration of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®) over a two year period with analysis of the pre-test results. Phase two includes the implementation of cultural development interventions with a post-test IDI® survey and is currently in process. IDI® aggregate results were similar for students and faculty/staff in that most participants scored at the Minimization level according to the IDI®. Ninety-eight percent of student participants overestimated their level of cultural competency. Minority students had higher cultural competency scores in terms of developmental orientation (M = 98.85, SD = 14.21) compared to non-minority students (M = 94.46, SD = 14.96). Overall, the IDI® was a valuable self-reflection tool to assess cultural development. At the individual level, it has allowed for self-reflection and awareness to the reality of cultural development, attitudes, and values. At an institutional level, the aggregate results provided a framework for the examination of department policies, procedures, and curriculum design with the ultimate goal of

  9. ETHNIC STEREOTYPES IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: THE UDMURTS’ STRATEGIES

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    И Л Поздеев

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Based on the data of sociological research the article examines the influence of ethnic stereo-types on the choice of intercultural interaction strategies. The example of the Udmurt ethnos proves the importance of behavioral stereotypes as a program of interpersonal relations and a reference point in interac-tion with representatives of one’s own and other ethnic groups. The author identifies autostereotypes that reflect the emotional perception of ethnic identity and allow predicting further ways of ethnic development. Ethnic stereotypes of the Udmurts were determined by the influence of their cultural environment and adaptation to the social reality. The majority of Udmurts positively perceive their ethnic identity and recog-nize the uniqueness of ethnic culture and the need for positive interaction with other peoples, which explains the author’s cautious optimism when considering the future of the Udmurts. Their historical interaction with the cultural environment had various consequences: on the one hand, it explains the negative self-esteem of the ethnos including self-doubt; and uncertainty often leads to isolation and fear to show one’s cultural identity, and striving for social mimicry. Thus, the author considers the low social status of the Udmurts and their weak adaptive abilities as one of the key factors in strengthening the assimilation. On the other hand, the Udmurts opposition to the cultural domination of other ethnic groups makes them take an active stance and to seek ways to preserve their ethnic identity. Thus, the Udmurts of the Republic of Tatarstan should be as active as the ethnic majority of the region (the Tatars in the search for new strategies of intercultural interaction and adaption to the social reality. The field ethnographic data allow the author to supplement statistical data with new facts, and help the readers to ‘hear’ the voices of the people and to ‘see’ their emotional perception of social and

  10. 'I believe they felt attacked': discursive representation and construction of interculturality in Spanish news television

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    This article discusses the representation of interculturality in the media. Interculturality, the interaction between two different cultures, has taken on greater importance in the social and human sciences. However, in the field of media communications the representation of interculturality has not received much attention. Thus, we are interested in analysing the media representation of interculturality in Spanish television news. We analyse the discursive construction of interculturality in...

  11. Intercultural Primary Education in the Second Half of the Decade

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    Osaďan Róbert

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Intercultural education advances the comprehension of different people and cultures. It emphasizes teaching that accepts and respects that diversity is normal in all areas of life. It attempts to sensitize the pupil to the concept that we all have developed in varied ways and that different does not mean “wrong”. In the presented article, we deal with a term defined in the context of intercultural education. We think about the way of its implementation in primary education, while respecting all the attributes of cultural differentiation. Intercultural education examines forms of xenophobia, trying to diminish them, and advocates equal opportunities for all. Intercultural education works to modify individuals and institutions and so transform the society (What is intercultural education? Do we in the West have the materials to accomplish this in our classrooms?.

  12. Determinants of Early Introduction of Solid, Semi-Solid or Soft Foods among Infants Aged 3–5 Months in Four Anglophone West African Countries

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    Abukari I. Issaka

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    Full Text Available This study was conducted to explore and identify factors associated with the practice of early introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods among infants aged 3–5 months in four Anglophone West African countries. Data sources for the analyses were the latest Demographic and Health Survey datasets of the 4 countries, namely Ghana (GDHS, 2008, Liberia (LDHS, 2007, Nigeria (NDHS, 2013 and Sierra Leone (SLDHS, 2008. Multiple logistic regression methods were used to analyze the factors associated with early introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods among infants aged 3–5 months, using individual-, household- and community-level determinants. The sample consisted of 2447 infants aged 3–5 months from four Anglophone West African countries: 166 in Ghana, 263 in Liberia, 1658 in Nigeria and 360 in Sierra Leone. Multivariable analyses revealed the individual factors associated with early introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods in these countries. These included increased infant’s age, diarrhea, acute respiratory infection and newborns perceived to be small by their mothers. Other predictors of early introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods were: mothers with no schooling, young mothers and fathers who worked in an agricultural industry. Public health interventions to improve exclusive breastfeeding practices by discouraging early introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods are needed in all 4 countries, targeting especially mothers at risk of introducing solid foods to their infants early.

  13. Local Resignifications of Transnational Discourses in Intercultural Higher Education: The Case of the "Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural" in Mexico

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    Mateos Cortés, Laura Selene; Dietz, Gunther

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    Our main objective is to analyze the different ways in which people involved in the Mexican intercultural education subsystem conceive interculturality. This subsystem is still emerging and we refer to the specific case of Veracruz. We point out the discursive elements implied in the construction of definitions as well as the linguistic screens…

  14. Unpacking Virtual and Intercultural Spaces: A Presentation of a Conceptual Framework to Investigate the Connection between Technology and Intercultural Learning

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    Pedersen, Rikke; Jørgensen, Mette; Harrison, Roger

    This paper presents a framework for the development of research within the emerging areas of internationalisation and technology that connect to build potential learning spaces within intercultural and global settings.......This paper presents a framework for the development of research within the emerging areas of internationalisation and technology that connect to build potential learning spaces within intercultural and global settings....

  15. Cultural minority students' experiences with intercultural competency in medical education.

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    Leyerzapf, Hannah; Abma, Tineke

    2017-05-01

    Medical schools increasingly value and focus on teaching students intercultural competency within present-day multicultural society. Little is known about the experiences of cultural minority students in intercultural competence activities. This article discusses the intercultural competence activities of medical education in a Dutch university from the perspective of cultural minority students. We will formulate recommendations for how to stimulate intercultural competency in, as well as inclusiveness of, medical education. A qualitative evaluation was performed within a medical school in the Netherlands. Data were collected through interviews (n = 23), a focus group (six participants) and participant observations (20 hours). Thematic analysis was performed. Cultural minority students experienced a lack of respect and understanding by cultural majority students and teachers. Education activities intended to transfer intercultural knowledge, address personal prejudice and stimulate intercultural sensitivity were perceived as stigmatising and as creating an unsafe climate for cultural minority students. Cultural minority and majority students on campus seemed segregated and the intercultural awareness of minority students was not integrated in intercultural competence activities. As cultural minority students were confronted with microaggressions, the medical school did not succeed in creating a safe education environment for all students. Contrary to their aims and intentions, intercultural competence activities had limited effect and seemed to support the polarisation of cultural minority and majority students and teachers. This can be seen as pointing towards a hidden curriculum privileging majority over minority students. For structural integration of intercultural competency in medical education, the focus must penetrate beyond curricular activities towards the critical addressing of the culture and structure of medical school. Collective commitment to

  16. RAPA NUI, ISLA DE PASCUA OR EASTER ISLAND: TRADITION, MODERNITY AND ALTERGLOBALIZATION IN INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION

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    Fidel Molina

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    Full Text Available In this research are described, analyze and compare the manifestations of the intercultural education in a difficult situation as it is Rapa Nui Island, traditionally isolated, in the “navel of the world” (Te pito o Te Henua, but “discovered” and assimilated by the western people and recovered for the intercultural idea that it surpasses this assimilation and/or global homogenization, in a alterglobalization context. We have analyzed four depth interviews and two biographical stories (life histories, dividing of the hypothesis of the necessity of a clear link between interculturality and education, to rethink the identity and the cultural continuity of their citizens. The obtained results suggest them programs of immersion in the school are not sufficient if they do not go accompanied of a holistic institutional work in the diverse scopes: cultural, educative, economic, environmental politician, leisure, etc. The construction of the identity sends again to individual and collective scopes, with the participation of the subject and the community. In this sense, intergenerational solidarity plays a fundamental role.

  17. Duty Calls for Interculturalism: How Do Teachers Perceive the Reform of Intercultural Education in Cyprus?

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina

    2013-01-01

    In the context of Cyprus's accession to the European Union and a huge wave of immigration towards the country, teachers are called upon to teach within more diverse educational settings. In consideration of the substantial role teachers play in implementing intercultural education, this study explores their perceptions of the reform of…

  18. An Intercultural Reading Programme (IRP) to Enhance Intercultural Knowledge among Secondary School Students

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    Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Marsani, Fatin Najwa Amelia; Jaganathan, Paramaswari; Karupiah, Premalatha; Abdullah, Ahmad Sofwan Nathan

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    As a multi ethnic country, Malaysia consists of three major ethnic groups mainly Malays, Chinese, and Indians with unity as its building block. Although education is seen as the best medium for the three major ethnic groups to work together, contemporary research shows that there is lack of intercultural understanding among these three ethnic…

  19. Developing Elementary School Students' Intercultural Competence through Teacher-Led Tutoring Action Plans on Intercultural Education

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    Hernández-Bravo, José A.; Cardona-Moltó, M. Cristina; Hernández-Bravo, Juan R.

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    The increasing cultural diversity in the current Spanish educational system has had dramatic consequences for school population demography and relationships between students in culturally diverse classrooms. In this context, the development of students' intercultural competence can contribute to strengthening communication, as well as preventing…

  20. Language in the Academy: Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural Dynamics. Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education

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    Turner, Joan

    2010-01-01

    This book takes a critical look at why issues of language in higher education are routinely marginalised, despite the growing internationalisation of universities. Through analyses of a variety of intercultural encounters, the book highlights the range of interpretative possibilities available for understanding these encounters, and suggests the…

  1. In the Name of Interculturality: On Colonial Legacies in Intercultural Education

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    Aman, Robert

    2015-01-01

    This paper scrutinises the ways in which students who have completed a university course on interculturality distinguish between sameness and otherness in attempts to integrate, relate to and build a bridge to those deemed culturally different. It makes use of interviews to analyse the factors that shape the interpretation of otherness and…

  2. Etnoeducación Indígena Intercultural en el Caribe Colombiano

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    Clemente Mendoza Castro

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El ensayo resume un avance del proyecto “Estudios etnoeducativos y curriculares en el Caribe colombiano”, tiene el propósito de reflexionar sobre la etnoeducación en Colombia como aporte a la educación desde las prácticas pedagógicas de los etnoeducadores indígenas. Se analiza la historia de la etnoeducación indígena en Colombia y a manera de ejemplo sintetiza las experiencias etnoinvestigativas que se desarrollan en las escuelas indígenas de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, La Guajira y el Atlántico, visibilizando la visión que tienen los maestros indígenas de etnoeducación y currículo, prácticas pedagógicas, etnoinvestigación, formando la aproximación de un programa etnoeducativo curricular pensado desde la realidad social e intercultural en el Caribe colombiano. Se propone con argumentación la aproximación a un modelo curricular integrado desde la etnoeducación indígena intercultural para el Caribe colombiano.AbstractThis essay summarizes an advance of the project Ethnoeducational and curricular studies in the Colombian Caribbean, and its purpose is to reflect on the ethnoeducation in Colombia as a contribution to the education from pedagogical practices of native ethnoeducators. The history of the native ethnoeducation in Colombia is analyzed and ethnoresearch experiences carried out in the native schools at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Guajira and Atlántico are synthesized making evident teachers’ view on ethnoeducation and curriculum, pedagogical practices, ethnoresearch, and training. This is an approximation to an ethnoeducational and curricular program thought from the social and intercultural reality in the Colombian Caribbean. The approximation to a curricular integrated model from the intercultural native ethnoeducation for the Colombian Caribbean it is proposed with arguments.

  3. Promoting Intercultural Competence of Thai University Students through Role-Play

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    Kanoknate Worawong

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The current situation of international communication in globalization context requires intercultural competence (IC to achieve successful communication (Crystal, 2003. Concerning this intercultural competence, non-verbal communication (NVC plays a key role to indicate the success of having intercultural competence. On the other hand, Thai Ministry of Education (MOE has launched the CEFR for the country policy in English teaching and learning (Ministry of Education, 2016. The purpose of this paper is to present major results of an investigation of intercultural competence, that is, the NVC. An innovative program implemented in this study is the CEFR and project- based activities (the CEFR-PBA. The study also examines Thai university students’ attitude towards this innovative class. This paper discusses the IC students learned from role-plays. The participants of the study were 44 students of third year English Education at a Thai Rajabhat University. Research method applies action research (Burns, 1999 and case study (Yin, Case Study Research: Design and Method, 2003. Data collection gained was from 1 videotape recordings of students’ role-play, and 2 the questionnaire. Data analysis for video recordings employed a NVC rating scale evaluated by native-speaker raters; while means, percentage, and SD were used for the questionnaire. Grounded theory’s color coding (Strauss & Cobin, 1990 will be utilized in analyzing the qualitative data from raters’ additional comment. Findings revealed students’ NVC performance were both appropriate on body movement and position as well as vocalic communication. Moreover, their attitude towards the CEFR-PBA was positive.

  4. Erziehung und Toleranz: Handlungstheoretische Implikationen Interkultureller Padagogik (Education and Tolerance - Action-Theoretical Implications of Intercultural Pedagogics).

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    Diehm, Isabell

    2000-01-01

    States that the debate on intercultural pedagogics has centered on the clarification of the concept of culture. Provides two examples taken from the intercultural educational practice illustrating that intercultural pedagogics leads to dilemmas and paradoxes. (CMK)

  5. Actualization of the intercultural dialogue in the Internet

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    M E Lipatova

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The article considers the main directions of the intercultural dialogue in the Internet. Based on the analysis of the nature of intercultural communication in the Internet the authors identify features that characterize the Internet as a tool for intercultural communication providing its users wide opportunities for implementing the idea of intercultural dialogue. The authors analyze new types and forms of communication that change and improve the cross-cultural interaction in the Internet; the online network communities that turn to be the continuation and a new dimension of traditional structures of social and cultural life, and represent a special socio-cultural space, in which the existing social reality transforms and develops into a new form of everyday life. The article considers different approaches to the study of the current role of the Internet as a means of intercultural communication, including the specifics of the Russian Internet in achieving this goal; the resources of intercultural dialogue, in particular visual communication as a nowadays tool for intercultural communication in the Internet. The authors show the widest range of possibilities for the dialogue provided by various social networks today - these resources can act as both a platform for communication of large social groups and a service for correspondence between individuals.

  6. Intercultural Communication Training in Vocational and Industrial Education Training

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    Hastjarjo, S.; Nuryana, A.

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    The globalization and free trade between countries and nations has created demands for the knowledge and skills in the area of intercultural interaction and transaction. Intercultural Communication Competences (ICC) is one of the capabilities that need to be possessed by workers and professionals who want to have a bigger role in the business and industries in international level. Vocational education institutions are demanded to provide their students with a certain degree of competences in multicultural interaction and communication. This paper aims to address the effectiveness of trainings in a vocational education institution in equipping its students with the intercultural communication skills. Using a sample of students from the ISP Cruiseship and Hotel School Surakarta, Central Java, this study will analyses the differences of ICC between groups of students who have undergone various forms of training in intercultural communication, in order to determine the effectiveness of the training in equipping the students with the necessary intercultural communication skills. The study incorporates a quantitative approach, using survey method. The data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics and analysis of variations between groups. The result shows that the intercultural communication training increase the level of ICC especially in the intercultural confidence dimension.

  7. Interculturalidad en salud Interculturality in health

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    Oswaldo Salaverry

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available La interculturalidad en salud es un concepto reciente que se desarrolla como respuesta a reivindicaciones de pueblos indígenas y de su derecho a la identidad cultural; pero también corresponde a una tendencia global de incorporar el derecho a la diferencia, que distingue y propicia la convivencia entre distintos grupos culturales en un mismo territorio. El artículo discute, desde una perspectiva histórica, el desencuentro original entre poblaciones indígenas americanas y los conquistadores europeos y como este ha marcado en adelante su acceso a los servicios de salud. Se plantean y discuten algunos de los múltiples problemas actuales vinculados a la interculturalidad como la identificación de los indígenas y la relación entre derechos humanos e interculturalidad, para finalmente presentar una revisión de la génesis del concepto de interculturalidad en salud y una muestra de su complejidad de adaptación a la medicina científica a través de los conflictos que derivan del concepto de síndrome cultural.Interculturality in health is a recent concept that develops in response to claims of indigenous peoples for their right to their cultural identity, but also correspond to a global trend of incorporating the "right to the difference", which distinguishes and promotes coexistence between different cultural groups in the same territory. The article discusses, from a historical perspective, the original mismatch between Native American populations and European conquerors that marked out their access to health services, and discussed some of the many current issues related to, as the identification of indigenous people and the relationship between human rights and interculturality, to finally present a review of the genesis of the concept of interculturalism in health and their complexity reviewing the concept of cultural syndrome and his adaptation to scientific medicine.

  8. Intercultural caring-an abductive model.

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    Wikberg, Anita; Eriksson, Katie

    2008-09-01

    The aim of this study was to increase the understanding of caring from a transcultural perspective and to develop the first outline of a theory. The theoretical perspective includes Eriksson's theory of caritative caring. Texts on caring by the transcultural theorists, including Campinha-Bacote, Kim-Godwin, Leininger and Ray, are analysed using content analysis. The overall theme that resulted from this analysis was that caring is a complex whole. Three main categories of caring emerged: inner caring, outer caring and the goal of caring. Inner caring consists of caring is a relationship, and caring and culture are seen in different dimensions. Outer caring refers to caring affected by educational, administrative and social and other structures. The goal of caring consists of caring leading to change towards health and well-being. The main categories include categories and subcategories that are compared with Eriksson's theory of caritative caring. A model for intercultural caring is generated abductively. Caring and culture appear in three dimensions: caring as ontology independent of context; caring as a phenomenon emphasised differently in different cultures; caring as nursing care activities is unique. Caring alleviates suffering and leads to health and well-being. This model describes caring from an intercultural perspective as a mutual but asymmetric relationship between the nurse and the patient, including the patient's family and community. The patient's cultural background and acculturation influence caring. The cultural background, cultural competence and organisation of the nurse also influence caring. Caring is seen as a complex whole. This study integrates Campinha-Bacote's, Kim-Godwin's, Leininger's and Ray's views of caring with Eriksson's caritative caring and presents caring from a transcultural perspective in a new way as a model for intercultural caring, which can benefit nursing care, education, research and administration.

  9. Teaching Historical Memories in an Intercultural Perspective

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    Scheibel, Katrine Vinther; Wrochem, Oliver

    How can we approach historical remembrance in history teaching? This question lies at the heart of the three-year, EU-funded project TeacMem,which involves partners from Denmark, Germany and Norway. The participants (teacher trainers, historians, teachers, memorial educators, disseminators...... and students) have studied the memory cultures regarding the Nazi era and World War II in the three countries. Together, they have developed and tested a range of educational methods focusing on the development of historical and intercultural competence in memorials and schools...

  10. Inter-Cultural Communication in Student Research

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    Hjaltadóttir, Rannveig Edda

    This article describes a project undertaken at the University of Southern Denmark designed to support active group work and inter-cultural communication between international students. The project is based on using group work and cooperative learning principles to do student research, therefore...... challenging the students to solve problems as a group. The main aim of the research is to investigate the possible effects of using integrated student research and group work using cooperative learning methods to develop international communication skills of students in multi-cultural higher education courses....

  11. Translation as a Way of Intercultural Communication

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    Marina Alexeevna Laskovets

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on the role of translation in teaching foreign languages to non-linguistic students and postgraduates. The translation is a way of intercultural communication. At present, the translation is not only a means of teaching and control, but also an objective of foreign language teaching and additional qualification, which is “translator of vocationally oriented texts”. The article highlights a number of issues of teaching specialized translation to non-linguistic students and postgraduates as a part of higher education in the Russian Federation.

  12. La Escuela como lugar de desencuentro intercultural

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    Luis Fernando Estrada Escobar

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    Full Text Available El reconocimiento político de los derechos de las minorías étnicas implicó la emergencia de una multiplicidad de propuestas formativas para los y las docentes en estos contextos de mayoría afrodescendiente. La tesis de la escuela como lugar de desencuentro intercultural que desarrolla el artículo, surge a partir de las reflexiones que se dieron en una de estas propuestas de formación en Investigación Educativa con docentes de los municipios de Vigía del Fuerte y Murindó, en el Urabá antioqueño.

  13. Intercultural Communication as a Situated, Culturally Complex, Interactional Achievement

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    Full Text Available The field of intercultural communication includes a variety of productive theoretical approaches as well as different methodological commitments. Some studies are built on the basis of self-report measures, aggregate tendencies, and/or resulting scores within and across national populations. This article focuses on a different kind of empirical study that is based upon careful observations of actual intercultural interactions and interpretations which honor the participants’ views of those interactions. The article first diagrams the process of intercultural communication as a situated, cultural accomplishment. Next, distinct and complementary modes of analyses for phases of such study are presented. Finally, specific goals and eventual insights are discussed.

  14. Revues anglophones 2

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    Rebecca Rogers

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Histoire médiévaleJORDAN Erin J., « The ‘Abduction’ of Ida of Boulogne : Assessing Women’s Agency in Thirteenth-Century France », French Historical Studies, vol.30, n°1, winter 2007, p. 1-20.Histoire moderneBYARS Jana, « The Long and Varied Relationship of Andrea Mora and Anzola Davide : Concubinage, Marriage and the Authorities in the Early Modern Veneto »,Journal of Social History, vol. 41, n°3, spring 2008, p. 667-690.DRIBE Martin, LUNDH Christer et NYSTEDT Paul, « Widowhood Strategies in ...

  15. Anglophone Music as Poetry

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    Literature as a whole is usually divided into poetry, prose and drama (Solar 2006: 154) with fairly clear boundaries between them. When it comes to their subdivision and definition of specific literature and art type, the boundaries become unclear and many questions arise. One of the most difficult questions to answer is what poetry is and which criteria must be met in order for some work to be classified as poetry. It is known that authors such as Shakespeare, Byron, Cummings or Angelou are ...

  16. Revues anglophones 1

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    Full Text Available French HistoryHistoire médiévaleBEAM, Amanda, « The Vision of Christine de Pizan », French History, 20, 2006, p. 461-462BOGOMOLETZ, Wladimir V., « Anna of Kiev: An Enigmatic Capetian Queen of the Eleventh Century: A Reassessment of Biographical Sources », French History, 19, 2005, p.299-323.EVANS, Ruth, « Courtly Love Undressed: Reading Through Clothes in Medieval French Culture», French History, 20, 2006, p. 460-461.Histoire ModerneBROOMHALL, Susan, « Poverty, Gender and Incarceration in Six...

  17. ANGLOPHONES OR AUTOCHTONES?

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    Mar 1, 2000 ... integration by the Pope to President Biya, champion of the rhetoric of national integrations. To those who sought protection as minorities, the price to pay would increasingly be stated in no uncertain terms: Vote the CPDM, the only party, according to Mono Ndjana (1997b: 96), with "une assise assez.

  18. THE FORMATION OF THE FACULTY: INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION IN ACCOUNTING, ADMINISTRATIVE AND FISCAL INDIGENOUS AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO

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    Anet Yuriria de Jesús López-Corrales

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    Full Text Available Based on the mission and vision of Indigenous Autonomous University of Mexico the idea to form a Corps Academic Degree in Accounting education program, whose mission is to develop the culture of research in each of the Education Facilitators and the Academic Headlines accounting education Program, the development of knowledge by placing a high priority for intellectual contribution to research work of quality that allows the local as well as regional development through intercultural education in accounting, administrative and fiscal area. It is intended to be a group of researchers with local and regional recognition, with input from research in intercultural education to implement the updates of concepts, methods and techniques of accounting area and application thereof, committed with small and medium enterprises region, both in administration as a prosecutor.

  19. La construcción de un modelo de educación superior intercultural. La Universidad Intercultural

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    La educación intercultural bien puede significar un procedimiento de socialización orientada a la formación de profesionales que reconozcan los aportes de distintas culturas para la solución de problemas. La educación intercultural es un procedimiento político y público pertinente y orientado a la resolución de un problema social fundamental: la fragmentación social. Para hacer operativa dicha política social se ha instaurado la Universidad Intercultural.

  20. Counteracting Domain Loss and Epistemicide in Specialized Discourse: A Case Study on the Translation of Anglophone Metaphors to French

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    Geneviève Bordet

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The dominance of English as the world language of publication has had a decisive impact on the dissemination of information and innovation across cultures, with a resulting tendency to a standardization of scientific conceptualization. This dominance does not only impact scientific and academic discourse, but also the whole range of professional and technical texts representative of various specialized discourses. This paper advocates engaging in the practice of dynamic translation to keep non-English specialized languages alive. Advanced students’ analysis of translation projects yields revealing examples of conflicting views of the world, between English and French, in emerging and controversial fields such as “shadow banking” or “human branding”. The students’ evaluation of alternative solutions to problems of equivalence highlights the cultural gaps which exist within global fields of knowledge and can be interpreted in terms of the intercultural and interlinguistic transfer of specialized metaphor. It is shown that the practice and analysis of translation provide an appropriate approach for a better understanding of languages for specific purposes (LSP and the development of awareness of domain loss and epistemicide.

  1. Reflecting Upon Interculturality in Ethnographic Filmmaking

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    Laura Catalán Eraso

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Ethnographic filmmaking captures a language that is different from that of written ethnography and as such constitutes an important research medium. However, written and spoken forms of qualitative research still overshadow the visual realm and the paper addresses this gap by arguing that the language of ethnographic filmmaking is central to our understanding of otherness. It demonstrates the role of film in illuminating the "intercultural" dynamics between minority (participant and majority (researcher and in challenging the traditional power relations between the researcher and his/her "subjects". Ethnographic filmmaking is a research technique that has evolved considerably since its early colonial usage (based largely around disempowered and stereotyped representations of otherness. This evolution began to take hold in the 1970's, with a wave of self-criticism and theoretical reflection about the role and impact of the ethnographic film. The result, today, is a great deal of reflexivity and inter-subjectivity and a more nuanced appreciation of interculturality within qualitative research. It is this relatively recent and growing personal and theoretical reflection—allied with the fact that the ethnographic film is still very much an under-utilised research technique—that provides the basis for the paper. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs060369

  2. GUIDELINE THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS THROUGH INTERCULTURALITY USING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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    Beniamin G. BOŞCAI; Doina DĂNĂIAŢĂ

    2014-01-01

    ... of employees with different cultural backgrounds in organizations. Relating to interculturality, information systems have a crucial role by establishing the link between the recruiter and candidate, and vice versa...

  3. Developing Intercultural Competencies using activities with different media

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    Iuliana Marchis

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to present some activities with multimedia, which can be used in intercultural education. The first part of the article presents those intercultural competencies, which have to be developed by the teacher. The second part presents some activities using different type of media for intercultural education purposes. All of the activities are tested in school/university, and the students’ work is analyzed. Studying the products made by the students is very important for establishing if an activity is successful or not, if it contributes to the development of intercultural competencies. Thus the last part of the article contains an analysis and evaluation of all of the presented activities.

  4. Scripting intercultural computer-supported collaborative learning in higher education

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    Popov, V.

    2013-01-01

    Introduction of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), specifically in an intercultural learning environment, creates both challenges and benefits. Among the challenges are the coordination of different attitudes, styles of communication, and patterns of behaving. Among the benefits are

  5. Methods for researching intercultural communication in globalized complex societies

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    Jensen, Iben; Andreasen, Lars Birch

    2014-01-01

    The field of intercultural communication research is challenged theoretically as well as methodologically by global changes such as migration, global mobility, mass media, tourism, etc. According to these changes cultures can no longer be seen as national entities, and cultural identity can...... no longer be taken for granted as related to a single ethnic group. Thus, in globalized complex societies, knowledge of ‘the other’ no longer primarily comes from business guides or international literature, but is an integrated part of everyday experiences. If the methods we use in intercultural research...... are not capable of addressing these new realities, research in intercultural communication will have a tendency to reproduce ‘old’ assumptions. The aim of this chapter is to discuss four criteria for developing methods that are relevant to intercultural communication research in complex globalized societies...

  6. Interculturalism and Theatrefront: Shifting Meanings in Canadian Collective Creation

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    Ratsoy, Ginny

    2013-01-01

    .... The intercultural work Ubuntu (The Cape Town Project) expressionistically performs the stories of two generations of a South African family and a Canadian family as their complex associations are revealed against the backdrop of a Toronto university...

  7. Latino Definitions of Success: A Cultural Model of Intercultural Competence.

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    Torres, Lucas

    2009-01-01

    The present study sought to examine Latino intercultural competence via two separate methodologies. Phase 1 entailed discovering and generating themes regarding the features of intercultural competence based on semistructured interviews of 15 Latino adults. Phase 2 included conducting a cultural consensus analysis from the quantitative responses of 46 Latino adults to determine the cultural model of intercultural competence. The major results indicated that the participants, despite variations in socioeconomic and generational statuses, shared a common knowledge base regarding the competencies needed for Latinos to successfully navigate different cultures. Overall, the cultural model of Latino intercultural competence includes a set of skills that integrates traditional cultural values along with attributes of self-efficacy. The findings are discussed within a competence-based conceptualization of cultural adaptation and potential advancements in acculturation research.

  8. Towards new teacher and student perceptions of interculturality

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    into Practice, 51(1), 4-11. Macedo, D., & Steinberg, S. R. (2007,2009). Media Literacy. A Reader. New York: Peter Lang. Martin, J. N., Nakayama, T. K., & Carbaugh, D. (2012). The History and Development of the Study of Intercultural Communication and Applied Linguistics. In J. Jackson (Ed.), The Routledge...... to the explorative interventions, and follow-up interviews after the explorative interventions. Finally, the study investigated students’ productions, such as notes in Autobiographies of Intercultural Encounters (Council of Europe. Education department. Language policy unit, 2013), blogs and essays. The analytical....... (1997). Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Council of Europe. Education department. Language policy unit (Producer). (2013). Images of Others -An Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media. Dervin, F. (2014). Discourses...

  9. Intercultural Conflicts: Causes and the Role of Competences

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses the origins of intercultural conflicts and their causes. It discloses the working mechanism of intercultural conflicts. The author demonstrates that in real life conflicts are caused by the socializing individuals themselves, who are different by their character traits as well as the cultural and intellectual level. Additionally, possibilities of conflict solution are discussed and the conception of competence is presented as explained in works of foreign and Lithuanian authors. The article also reveals the relationship between the constituent elements of the intercultural competence. It shows that proper attention to the acquisition of intercultural competences (linguistic, cultural and communication can be an effective assumption for depreciation of cross-cultural conflicts and thus promote communication and collaboration between the full range of cultures.

  10. Intercultural Pedagogy and Story-line as a Method

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    Gregersen, Annette Søndergaard; Tiemensma, Britt Due

    2006-01-01

    The paper focuses on intercultural competence achieved through knowledge of the relationship of identity, culture and language. The theoretical approach will be combined with an outline of story-line as a method....

  11. The Specificity of Intercultural Management during the Contemporary Period

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    Modest Boiciuc Dănuț

    2008-01-01

    The intercultural management appears on the track of the economic history in the secondhalf of the twentieth century, David Granick being the one who published the first pioneering work ofthis discipline...

  12. Economia Solidária: uma experiência intercultural

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    Dinora Tereza Zuchetti

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper discuss the possible approximations among the sympathetic economy & the intercultural studies. Picking demonstrate how the sympathetic economy - more than only one alternative viable the capitalism- can be a effective tool to social transformation, presents the social and economic scene from the politicals & economic practices of the sympathetic economy, into the Brazilian ambit. Propose a critical & contexting reflection about its potentialities from this approximation, highlighting the properties & convergences among sympathetic economy & from the intercultural studies field.

  13. The Methodology of Investigation of Intercultural Rhetoric applied to SFL

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    Intercultural rhetoric is a discipline which studies written discourse among individuals from different cultures. It is a very strong field in the Anglo-Saxon scientific world, especially referring to English as a second language, but in Spanish as a foreign language it is not as prominent. Intercultural rhetoric has provided applied linguistics with important methods of investigation, thus applying this to SFL could introduce interesting new perspectives on the subject. In this paper, we pre...

  14. A Conceptual Discussion of Transformational Leadership and Intercultural Competence

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    Franco GANDOLFI

    2012-01-01

    Transformational leadership has been defined as a process by which leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation (Burns, 1978). This paper examines the concepts of transformational leadership and intercultural communication competence. A deeper insight is required in order to understand the effectiveness of transformational leadership in various cultural contexts (Migliore, 2011). It has been shown that national culture orientation and intercultural commu...

  15. Indigenous Participation in Intercultural Education: Learning from Mexico and Tanzania

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    Gemma Burford; Susanne Kissmann; Francisco J. Rosado-May; Alvarado Dzul, Santos H.; Marie K. Harder

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    Intercultural education seeks to create a forum for integrating Western scientific knowledge and indigenous knowledge to address local and global challenges such as biocultural diversity conservation, natural resource management, and social justice for indigenous peoples. Intercultural education is based on learning together with, rather than learning about or from, indigenous communities. In the best examples, problem-based learning dissolves the dichotomy between indigenous and nonindigenou...

  16. COLLABORATIVE PORTAL MODEL FOR INTERCULTURAL TEAMS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

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    Claudiu Brandas

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    In the multinational organizations, more groups of individuals are being involved in the process of knowledge creation in a collaborative manner, of sharing knowledge and learning from it. These individuals can have heterogeneous cultures and they must use a common language. IT has created and is developing the infrastructure for cross-cultural communications and intercultural knowledge management. Nowadays, intercultural knowledge management can be realized with support of Collaborative Tech...

  17. Reflexiones para consolidar la ética intercultural a través de la educación intercultural / Meditate to consolidate the intercultural ethics to inclination of the intercultural education

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    Zambrano van Beverhoudt, Egilde

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El propósito de este documento es reflexionar sobre una propuesta de consolidación de la ética intercultural a partir de la educación intercultural. Se efectuó un análisis documental basado en autores con pertinencia en el área de interés. Para el desarrollo teórico se analizaron aspectos como globalización, educación, valores, multiculturalidad e interculturalidad. Se concluye que la ética intercultural minimiza los riesgos de la globalización y busca la construcción de sistemas de valores que aseguren la convivencia social. La educación debe asumir su papel activo en la consolidación de la ética intercultural. La interculturalidad es un modelo de gestión que administra con eficiencia y eficacia la diversidad cultural.Abstract: The purpose of this document is to meditate on a proposal of consolidation of the ethical intercultural starting from the education intercultural. A documental analysis was made based on authors with relevancy in the area of interest. For the theoretical development aspects like globalization, education, values, multiculturaly and interculturaly were analyzed. It is concluded that the ethical intercultural minimizes the risks of the globalization and search the construction of systems of values that they assure the social coexistence. The education should assume its active paper in the consolidation of the ethical intercultural. The interculturaly is an administration model that administers with efficiency and effectiveness the cultural diversity

  18. Indigenous Participation in Intercultural Education: Learning from Mexico and Tanzania

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    Gemma Burford

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Intercultural education seeks to create a forum for integrating Western scientific knowledge and indigenous knowledge to address local and global challenges such as biocultural diversity conservation, natural resource management, and social justice for indigenous peoples. Intercultural education is based on learning together with, rather than learning about or from, indigenous communities. In the best examples, problem-based learning dissolves the dichotomy between indigenous and nonindigenous, resulting in full partnerships in which participants share expertise to meet mutual needs. With reference to literature and two illustrative examples of intercultural education initiatives in Mexico and Tanzania, we present an original conceptual framework for assessing indigenous participation in intercultural education. This incorporates a new ladder of participation depth (in relation to both curriculum content and decision making alongside separate considerations of breadth, i.e., stakeholder diversity, and scope, i.e., the number of key project stages in which certain stakeholder groups are participating. The framework can be used to compare intercultural education initiatives in differing contexts and might be adaptable to other intercultural work.

  19. Beyond empathy, cultivating trust: keys for intercultural reunion

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    Gérard Marandon

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available disagreements increases due to intercultural misunderstandings, and the difficulty of reaching a relationship of trust arises. To achieve this climate of trust it is advisable to previously examine certain general, theoretical problems in communication, and, in particular,those posed by intercultural situations. First, he discusses conflict and distinguishes between cognitive and affective conflict, to then go on to the psychosocial conditions of conflict management. What are the factors that condition the success of intercultural exchanges?Communication theories must be reconsidered in such a way that they can explain intercultural interactions. For the author, an intercultural situation is produced from the moment in which people or groups do not share the same universes of meaning and the same forms of expression for these meanings. A proposal for communication as well as for conflict management can be found in the theory of a provisional culture (culture tierce, which allows temporary adjustments to achieve common goals. In the creation of this space, trust plays a central role, since it is necessary in any exchange but, above all, it is crucial in intercultural situations, due to their complexity.

  20. ICT TOOLS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION CLASSES IN ENGLISH

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    2013-01-01

    ...’ intercultural competence. Based on participant observation and classroom ethnography, it suggests how ICT tools can contribute to developing intercultural competence in a way that empowers students to take control...

  1. 'Cultures do not exist' : Exploding self-evidences in the investigation of interculturality

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    Binsbergen, van W.M.J.

    2003-01-01

    This volume brings together fifteen essays investigating aspects of interculturality. Published between 1969 and 2002, the essays operate at the borderline between anthropology and intercultural philosophy. Ethnographic data are derived from field research carried out in Tunisia, Zambia and

  2. Curricular premises and strategies in order to develop students’ intercultural competences

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    Claudiu-Marian Bunăiaşu

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between cultural diversity’s factors and the development of some structures belonging to students’ personality, represents a basic premise in studying intercultural education. One theme of this issue is related to curricular strategies focused on training situations, which enable students’ intercultural learning experiences and social performances awareness, as part of the multicultural society. The article Curricular premises and strategies in order to develop students’ intercultural competences develops the following coordinates: 1 theoretical foundation of the development process of students’ intercultural competences, as part of the school curriculum; 2 results of some previous personal researches in intercultural education, relevant with regard to the theme; 3 suggesting a suite of curricular strategies, which facilitate intercultural learning and structuring of specific competences; 4 the process and results of an empirical research study, which reveal subjects’ expectances and opinions (didactic staff, specialists in intercultural education, students attending Social Sciences regarding the curricular development, from the perspective of intercultural education methodology.

  3. 041. Intercultural differences and health impacts

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    Atmatzidou, Vasiliki

    2015-01-01

    Background Intercultural differences between patients and the health impacts on them. Objective To assess the role of intercultural nursing in the modern health care system. Methods Capturing the influence of modern lifestyle on health. Results The WHO in 1946 formed his own definition of health that is the most famous and the most prevalent approach to determine. According to this, health is considered as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Therefore, it is currently being discussed by experts the holistic definition of health where health is a dynamic balance between inside and outside environment that gives the person the opportunity to live creatively according to their beliefs and aspirations. From the definition just mentioned above, it can be concluded that the environmental factors that affect the physical, mental and social well-being and in general the health status of a patient, i.e. housing, nutrition, education, working conditions, the irrigation and drainage system, the economy, law and the quality of the natural environment, are offshoots of the wider culture in which they were born and grow. The effect of modern lifestyle on health is important. The lack of free time, the growing sense of selfish and anxiety lead to stressful situations. A sedentary life, the intake of precooking-food and diet type fast food leads to increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Conclusions The intercultural nursing focuses on cultural values ​​and beliefs in ways of life and uses this knowledge to provide care for specific cultural groups. Knowledge and use of cultural factors cannot be ignored, because the culture of each individual is an integral part of his life. Learning the basic principles of balanced nutrition and their application in everyday life contribute to complete physical, mental and spiritual development of the individual and remove the risk of developing

  4. Intercultural challenge to language learning

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    Luz María Muñoz de Cote

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research project set to investigate the piloting process of an innovative language program for university students. It challenges traditional English language teaching courses celebrating a view centered on learning; classes become spaces for students to understand the language they are learning through the development of small projects. The approach moves from a teaching transmission paradigm to one where the most important agent is each student who has to engage with a topic of his or her interest. Students are seen as individuals whose knowledge and understanding of the world is valued and not as people whose lack of language skills prevents themfrom engaging in discussions of complex topics. The objective of this innovation is to enhance students’ understanding and use of academic English in their field of interest. In this project, we argue that knowledge and understanding of the mother tongue and culture play key roles in the development of a second language. A number of studies suggest that students who had strong first language literacy skills achieved higher proficiency levels in their second language. Based on this argument and Vygotsky’s sociocultural learning theory, we designed disciplinary content language learning workshops for first-degree students. The main tenet is that students can develop academic English given that they know about their discipline. Findings so far reveal the difficulty of students to take distance from their previous learning experiences. They also show that students’ ideas expressed in English are far more complex than what would be expected of them given their second language skills. The complexity is not only related to thecontent, but to the way they construct their paragraphs and the understanding of how the register of their field  may be used.

  5. Factors influencing intercultural doctor-patient communication: a realist review.

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    Paternotte, Emma; van Dulmen, Sandra; van der Lee, Nadine; Scherpbier, Albert J J A; Scheele, Fedde

    2015-04-01

    Due to migration, doctors see patients from different ethnic backgrounds. This causes challenges for the communication. To develop training programs for doctors in intercultural communication (ICC), it is important to know which barriers and facilitators determine the quality of ICC. This study aimed to provide an overview of the literature and to explore how ICC works. A systematic search was performed to find literature published before October 2012. The search terms used were cultural, communication, healthcare worker. A realist synthesis allowed us to use an explanatory focus to understand the interplay of communication. In total, 145 articles met the inclusion criteria. We found ICC challenges due to language, cultural and social differences, and doctors' assumptions. The mechanisms were described as factors influencing the process of ICC and divided into objectives, core skills and specific skills. The results were synthesized in a framework for the development of training. The quality of ICC is influenced by the context and by the mechanisms. These mechanisms translate into practical points for training, which seem to have similarities with patient-centered communication. Training for improving ICC can be developed as an extension of the existing training for patient-centered communication. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Negations and negativity as linguistic devices in policy discourse of intercultural cities

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    LÄHDESMÄKI, Tuuli; Heynderickx, Priscilla C.C.A.; Wagener, Albin; Dieltjens, Sylvain M.F.

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    Intercultural cities – a joint initiative launched in 2008 by the European Commission and the Council of Europe – aims to develop a model supporting intercultural integration within diversified urban communities. This article examines, using methods of applied linguistics and discourse analysis, how intercultural urban policy is linguistically produced in the initiative. The examination indicates that the intercultural urban policy in the initiative is ‘negative politics’: the policy rhetoric...

  7. The Intercultural Sensitivity of Chilean Teachers Serving an Immigrant Population in Schools

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    Karla Morales; Susan Sanhueza Henríquez; Miguel Friz Carrillo; Paula Riquelme Bravo

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    The objective of this article is to evaluate the intercultural sensitivity of teachers working in culturally diverse classrooms, and to analyse differences in intercultural sensitivity based on the gender, age, training (advanced training courses), and intercultural experience of the teachers. A quantitative approach with a comparative descriptive design was chosen. The Intercultural Sensitivity Scale was used, composed of 24 statements, which were responded to by 50 teachers. The results sho...

  8. Learning Outcomes in an Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program: Developing a Global Perspective

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    Smith, Bettye P.; Yang, Wenting

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the intercultural learning outcomes for students in the Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Abroad Program. Data were collected from 28 students using the Intercultural Learning Outcomes (ILO) questionnaire containing 29 statements and 5 content domains (functional knowledge, world geography knowledge,…

  9. Understanding intercultural transitions of medical students.

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    Hayes, Aneta L; Mansour, Nasser; Fisher, Ros

    2015-02-28

    The aim of this research was to explore the transition of medical students to an international branch campus of a medical university established in Bahrain. In order to gain insights into this transition, we explored two culturally diverse systems of learning of the university and the local schools in Bahrain, using Communities of Practice as a lens for understanding transitions. Focus groups were conducted with secondary school teachers and first year medical students. Additionally, semi-structured interviews were conducted with university lecturers. The findings suggest that, while Communities of Practice have been influential in contextualising transitions to university, this model does not seem to help us to fully understand intercultural transitions to the case-study university. The research emphasises that more attention should be given to learner individual agency within this theory as a framework for understanding transitions. It also challenges approaches within medical education that attempt to standardise systems of learning through acquisition of established practices.

  10. Intercultural Information Ethics. Foundations and Applications

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    Rafael Capurro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende analizar el estado actual de las investigaciones sobre ética intercultural de la información (eii, incluyendo tanto los debates fundamentales sobre el tema como las discusiones específicas que pueden mostrar nuevas maneras de abordar la investigación y la práctica en este campo. El debate actual sobre eii se centra en una visión reduccionista de este campo y deja por fuera estudios comparativos con medios no digitales y con otras épocas y culturas. El tema de la privacidad recibe tratamiento especial pero la agenda también incluye otros tales como las comunidades en línea, la gobernabilidad, los asuntos de género, la telefonía móvil, la atención médica y la brecha digital.

  11. Interculturalism, Democracy and Values Training in Mexico

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    Silvia Schmelkes del Valle

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The following essay analyzes the changes which are necessary within the education system and the curricula since Mexico defined itself, constitutionally, a pluricultural country in 1992. The main proposal consists in the introduction of an intercultural approach on education for indigenous people as well as the general population. After revising the situation of inequality in education for indigenous peoples, it is suggested to fight educational and value imbalance from the perspective of education. As far as the indigenous people are concerned, national education objectives must be achieved timely, as well as full bilinguism, knowledge and valorization of culture. In regard to general population, including the indigenous peoples, this essay identifies three stages: knowledge about diversity, respect for diversity and diversity appreciation.

  12. LA SENSIBILIDAD INTERCULTURAL EN PAULO FREIRE

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    Nubia Cecília Agudelo Cely

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El sentido y el significado de las relaciones con los otros se convirtieron en eje articulador del pensamiento y de las prácticas educativas de Paulo Freire. Desde esta perspectiva se desentrañan las conceptualizaciones y el valor asignado a la sensibilidad intercultural, entendida como proyección y respuestas emocionales positivas frente a los demás, fomento de la curiosidad profunda y del pensamiento crítico, al igual que el respeto y la valoración de mundo, intereses y saberes de los otros; las ideas expuestas se convierten en el objetivo primordial de esta artículo, para ello se revisaron obras fundamentales de Freire, tales como, pedagogía del oprimido, Pedagogía de la esperanza y Pedagogía de la autonomía, sin menoscabo, naturalmente, de otros autores y argumentos que sirvieron como apoyo a las anteriores producciones.

  13. INTERCULTURAL ISSUES OF THE TOURIST OFFER

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    Cristina Elena ALBU

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    Full Text Available Tourism is an opportunity for people from different cultures to meet and interact, to exchange ideas, traditions and ways of thinking. In this industry it is very easy to judge a person just after taking an overall look and studying her general behavior. The aim of this article is to determine the intercultural issues that can show up during the tourist act, while people belonging to different cultures interact. The research method used for creating this article is documentary study. The tourist offer shall be adapted to different types of tourist, taking into consideration some aspects as tourists’ behavior, the type of tourism they prefer and, most of all, the culture they belong to and the culture of the people from the place they visit. Despite the immense diversity of our minds, there is a structure that can serve as a basis for mutual understanding.

  14. THE INTERCULTURALITY CHALLENGE OF INDIGENOUS TEACHERS TRAINING

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    Full Text Available The school education with Native Brazilian People, have been represented an expedient to the construction of colonized identities. Although, the last decades of he 20th century, this reality has been changed, since 1988, with Federal Constitution of Brazil, which guarantees a specific education, differentiated, bilingual and community. The natives have come to re-signification this school as a borderline, a locus of negotiation between different cultures. In Mato Grosso do Sul, first experiences happened in the 1990’s with the creation of the “Ará Verá”, a Teachers Education course to Guarani and Kaiowá. Than, other ethnic groups came to make together the intermediate course "Povos do Pantanal" (Pantanal People, in 2007. The topics of this formation are: Territory /territoriality, sustainability, intercultural dialogue and bilingualism.

  15. Participatory planning intercultural: Reflections for social work

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    Esperanza Gómez Hernández

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    Full Text Available Since the nineties, participatory planning has emerged as a linking strategy for various social, political, economic and cultural sectors that assessed it as a potential for building consensus in the making of local processes forsocial improvement. Similarly, it was legitimized as a setting for practice for professionals trained in the social sciences, mainly Social Work. This article, from a geopolitical and geo-cultural perspective, presents contextual elements that determined the configuration of participatory planning in Latin America. These elements shall be staged in order to redefine diversity and the intercultural perspective that has been linked to this mobilizing strategy, against the institutionalized discourse of development and for the emergence of crisis and ruptures with this social paradigm from other practices and worldviews of life in the territories.

  16. The Documentary Method in Intercultural Research Scenarios

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    Henrike Evers

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The documentary method appears to be especially suitable for preventing possible ethnocentrisms in the interpretation of data in reconstructive research, as well as for precluding concessions with a statistic and normative cultural concept. As an illustration of this thesis, this article presents a study—undertaken at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences—in which the effects of an intercultural contact programme between international students and German families are analysed. Special emphasis is placed on the question of the students' emotional and cognitive changes, called educational processes ("Bildung" in the educational science. The theoretical and methodological background of the study and exemplary results are presented. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0901478

  17. Exploring EFL Pre-Service Teachers' Experience with Cultural Content and Intercultural Communicative Competence at Three Colombian Universities (Indagación sobre la experiencia con el contenido cultural y la competencia comunicativa intercultural de docentes de inglés en formación, en tres universidades colombianas)

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    Olaya, Alba; Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando

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    This article reports the findings of a qualitative research project that explored pre-service English teachers' perceptions of and attitudes toward the aspects of culture and intercultural competence addressed in their English classes in the undergraduate programs at three Colombian universities. Findings reveal that pre-service teachers are…

  18. Interrogating Discourses of Intercultural Education: From Indigenous Amazon Community to Global Policy Forum

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    Aikman, Sheila

    2012-01-01

    This article investigates discourses of intercultural education, taking as its starting point two "encounters" in 2010 with contrasting aims and expectations of intercultural education. One is the launch of the 2010 Global Monitoring Report, where intercultural education is viewed as a means of overcoming marginalisation and promoting…

  19. Intercultural Competence among Sports and PE Teachers. Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Verification

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    Grimminger, Elke

    2011-01-01

    As intercultural competence among young people is one of the educational missions at European schools, teachers should themselves be able to deal constructively with cultural diversity, as well as encouraging and shaping intercultural learning processes in their classes. This article focuses on the intercultural competence of physical education…

  20. Interculturality and the Study Abroad Experience: Students' Learning from the IEREST Materials

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    Holmes, Prue; Bavieri, Luisa; Ganassin, Sara; Murphy, Jonathon

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated how a "while abroad" (IEREST) intercultural experiential learning programme (i) encouraged mobile student sojourners to explore the concept of "interculturality"; (ii) promoted their intercultural engagement/communication during their stay abroad; and (iii) invited them to reflect on their own…

  1. An Analysis of the Use of Autobiographical Narrative for Teachers' Intercultural Learning

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    Cloonan, Anne; Fox, Brandi; Ohi, Sarah; Halse, Christine

    2017-01-01

    The currency of intercultural education has risen worldwide in response to increased diversity within societies resulting from migration and global flows of populations. As intercultural education becomes a core responsibility of schooling, critical, detailed analysis of pedagogies for teachers' own intercultural learning is largely absent in…

  2. Intercultural Teaching Competence: A Multi-Disciplinary Model for Instructor Reflection

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    Dimitrov, Nanda; Haque, Aisha

    2016-01-01

    This article presents a model for Intercultural Teaching Competence (ITC) that instructors may use as a tool for reflection as they prepare to facilitate learning across cultures. Building on previous research on intercultural competence, culturally relevant teaching, intercultural trainer competencies, and student-centred approaches to teaching,…

  3. Intercultural Knowledge, Awareness and Skills Observed in a Foreign Language Classroom

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    Toyoda, Etsuko

    2016-01-01

    This article reports on findings from a research study conducted in a university-level Japanese course, which utilised intercultural learning approaches, methodologies and techniques. The purpose of the investigation was to assess student intercultural development as conceptualised in Deardorff's Process Model of Intercultural Competence.) The…

  4. The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media: Exploring Images of Others in Telecollaboration

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    Lindner, Rachel; Méndez Garcia, Maria del Carmen

    2014-01-01

    Positioned against the background of the Council of Europe's interest in developing intercultural competence through education, the study presented in this paper investigates the impact on intercultural visual literacy of the Council of Europe's "Images of Others--An Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media"…

  5. Promoting Intercultural Competence of Thai University Students through Role-Play

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    Worawong, Kanoknate; Charttrakul, Kanjana; Damnet, Anamai

    2017-01-01

    The current situation of international communication in globalization context requires intercultural competence (IC) to achieve successful communication (Crystal, 2003). Concerning this intercultural competence, non-verbal communication (NVC) plays a key role to indicate the success of having intercultural competence. On the other hand, Thai…

  6. The Intercultural Sensitivity of Chilean Teachers Serving an Immigrant Population in Schools

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    Morales Mendoza, Karla; Sanhueza Henríquez, Susan; Friz Carrillo, Miguel; Riquelme Bravo, Paula

    2017-01-01

    The objective of this article is to evaluate the intercultural sensitivity of teachers working in culturally diverse classrooms, and to analyse differences in intercultural sensitivity based on the gender, age, training (advanced training courses), and intercultural experience of the teachers. A quantitative approach with a comparative descriptive…

  7. Reviving the "Moments": From Cultural Awareness and Cross-Cultural Mediation to Critical Intercultural Language Pedagogy

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    Dasli, Maria

    2011-01-01

    In the field of modern language education, the discourse of intercultural communication has experienced three "moments": "cultural awareness, cross-cultural mediation," and "critical intercultural language pedagogy". The first refers to the equation between culture and country. The second concerns the development of intercultural competence…

  8. Turbulence in Intercultural Communication Education (ICE): Does It Affect Higher Education?

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    Dervin, Fred; Tournebise, Céline

    2013-01-01

    This article examines a rather neglected context of intercultural education: intercultural communication education (ICE). ICE can be found in different fields such as business, applied linguistics, intercultural communication and health education, amongst others. The authors start by reviewing the latest and ongoing changes…

  9. Intercultural aspects and success factors of European companies entering the Indian market

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    Pilný, Ondřej

    2015-01-01

    This bachelor thesis focuses on the Intercultural aspects and success factors of European companies entering the Indian market. Its main objective is to evaluate Intercultural aspects and success factors. Partial aims are to evaluate attractive-ness of chosen emerging segments in Indian market. Analyse external business environment in India. Recommend market entry strategy, business communica-tion and Intercultural management.

  10. Formal Education and Intercultural Capital: Towards Attachment beyond Narrow Ethno-National Boundaries?

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    Pollmann, Andreas

    2009-01-01

    Schooling and school management can play an important part in promoting inclusive forms of national attachment, intercultural dialogue and reflexive engagements with the "Unfamiliar". The (inter) personal benefits of intercultural experiences and skills are widely acknowledged. But can we really learn to be intercultural? And what are…

  11. Fostering Intercultural Communicative Competence Through Reading Authentic Literary Texts in an Advanced Colombian EFL Classroom: A Constructivist Perspective

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    Luis Fernando Gómez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article describes an action research experience carried out in an advanced English as a foreign language classroom of the language program at a university in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2010. The study proposes the inclusion of authentic literary texts in the English as a foreign language classroom through the implementation of four constructivist approaches as a means to develop intercultural communicative competence. Data were collected to show how those approaches engaged learners to read authentic literary short stories, to negotiate meaning, and to develop intercultural competence. It demonstrates that integrating language and literature in English as a foreign language not only constitutes a communicative reading practice, but the opportunity to construct cultural knowledge through social interaction.

  12. Interculturalism in the post-multicultural debate: a defence.

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    Zapata-Barrero, Ricard

    2017-01-01

    The main purpose of this article is to formulate a defence of the emerging intercultural policy paradigm for the benefit of those who are still somewhat reluctant to accept its proper place within the current migration-related diversity policy debate. My defence will take two main lines of argumentation: Firstly, I will state that the increasing intensity of the intercultural policy paradigm must be placed in the present-day post-multicultural period, which recognizes the strengths ​​of the multicultural policy paradigm but also the limits to its process for recognizing differences. The role played by the emerging national civic policy paradigm (a renovated version of assimilation), prioritizing duties before rights, will also be considered crucial to better contextualize interculturalism. Secondly, I will try to identify the main distinctive features of interculturalism, which legitimize its proper place within the diversity debate today. Without rejecting rights-based and duties-based policy approaches, interculturalism places more emphasis on a contacts-based policy approach, aimed at fostering communication and relationships among people from different backgrounds, including national citizens. This approach focuses on common bonds rather than differences. It also views diversity as an advantage and a resource, and centres its policy goals on community cohesion and reframing a common public culture that places diversity within rather than outside the so-called Unity. In reviewing the current literature and the origins of the intercultural policy paradigm, I restate its contribution towards resolving current trends in transnationalism, changing identities, superdiversity and the rise of populist anti-immigrant parties. These are issues the old multicultural project has struggled to deal with, which has provoked the current disillusionment. Lastly, I will propose a research avenue to further consolidate interculturalism as a distinctive and legitimate policy

  13. Educación para la convivencia intercultural

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    Níkleva, Dimitrinka G.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the necessity of developing the affective intercultural communicative competence to encourage intercultural coexistence, which is so distinctive of our current society. It presents a brief review of some basic terminology related to the subject and it outlines some difficulties for the intercultural coexistence. Within the educational context, the treatment of the multicultural issues in the classroom provides diverse opportunities to solve this type of intercultural conflicts: teaching values, using conflict as a learning resource and preventing. The present study delves into the cultural stereotypes that exist in the Spanish society, as well as their linguistic representations. This paper tries to collaborate in the formation of positive attitudes towards cultural diversity. At the end, it offers a didactic proposal for the application of the theme dealt with in this article to the class of Spanish Language and Literature.

    El artículo se centra en la necesidad de desarrollar la competencia comunicativa intercultural afectiva para conseguir la convivencia intercultural tan característica de nuestra sociedad actual. Presenta un breve repaso de alguna terminología básica relacionada con el tema y esboza algunas dificultades para la convivencia intercultural. En el ámbito educativo, el tratamiento de los temas multiculturales en el aula aporta distintas oportunidades para resolver este tipo de conflictos interculturales: educar en valores, usar el conflicto como aprendizaje y prevenir. El presente estudio profundiza en los estereotipos culturales que existen en la sociedad española y en su expresión lingüistica. El objetivo es colaborar en la formación de actitudes positivas hacia la diversidad cultural. Al final, ofrece una propuesta didáctica para la aplicación del tema estudiado a la clase de Lengua castellana y Literatura en la etapa de la Educación Secundaria Obligatoria.

  14. LA FORMACIÓN DE PROFESORES DE MATEMÁTICA DESDE EL ÁMBITO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD COMUNITARIA INTERCULTURAL

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    William Oswaldo Flores López

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen En este artículo se analizó la relación entre la formación de profesores de matemática con las funciones sustantivas de la Universidad Comunitaria Intercultural. Se trata de un estudio cualitativo con un enfoque hermenéutico donde se realizó un análisis de contenido de libros, artículos científicos, artículos de prensa, leyes, currículo y programas de formación de profesores, políticas y normas institucionales. Los resultados certifican que la educación y la formación de profesores de matemáticas desde el ámbito de la Universidad Comunitaria Intercultural, se convierte en un sistema de práctica compartida entre la universidad, la comunidad, el Estado, la sociedad civil organizada y el sector productivo y empresarial. Todo este planteamiento nos permite avalar la necesidad de formar profesores de matemáticas desde la perspectiva de comunidades de aprendizaje; creación y recreación de conocimientos, saberes y prácticas; estrategia de acompañamiento e incidencia social y comunitaria; gestión y comunicación intercultural para el desarrollo institucional; cooperación, solidaridad y complementariedad nacional e internacional. Summary In this article the relationship between the formation of mathematics teachers with the substantive functions of the Intercultural Community University was analyzed. This is a qualitative study with a hermeneutic approach where a content analysis of books, scientific articles, press articles, laws, curriculum and teacher training programs, policies and institutional standards was performed. The results certify that the education and training of mathematic teachers from the academic ambit of the Intercultural Community University becomes a shared system practice between the university, the community, the State, organize civil society, the productive and business sector. Throughout this approach enables us to endorse the need to train mathematic teachers from the perspective of learning

  15. The Intercultural Sensitivity of Chilean Teachers Serving an Immigrant Population in Schools

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    Karla Morales

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to evaluate the intercultural sensitivity of teachers working in culturally diverse classrooms, and to analyse differences in intercultural sensitivity based on the gender, age, training (advanced training courses, and intercultural experience of the teachers. A quantitative approach with a comparative descriptive design was chosen. The Intercultural Sensitivity Scale was used, composed of 24 statements, which were responded to by 50 teachers. The results show that teachers possess moderate intercultural sensitivity and that the highest rated competencies are trust and attention to communication.

  16. La educación intercultural como ejercicio de educación en valores

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    Touriñán-López, J.M. (José M.)

    2006-01-01

    En este trabajo defendemos que la educación intercultural es un ejercicio de educación en valores que se fundamenta en dos proposiciones: El sentido axiológico de la comunicación intercultural. La comunicación intercultural como ejercicio de elección de valores. Nuestro postulado final es que la comunicación intercultural tiene sentido axiológico y, necesariamente, tenemos que elegir valores en la comunicación intercultural, de tal manera que la educación intercult...

  17. The necessity of Intercultural Communication for a peaceful world

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    Katia Scannavini

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Our times are often referred to as the new world order with its new economy. What this means is that capitalism has been restructured on a global scale, and people of widely different cultural and linguistic backgrounds have been thrown into contact more than ever before. Cultural contact may occur in the flows of information and mass media, as well as in the flows of actual people in migration. Given the ubiquity of cultural contact, mergers and hybrids, it is unsurprising that there should be a strong interest in intercultural communication. If intercultural communication is an exchange of stimuli, data and information through an interaction between individuals came from different local communication contexts, we can daily come across this type of communication process. Sociology as a discipline makes an important contribution to the study of intercultural communication: it is the key contribution of discourse analysis to take culture as empirical and cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. Moreover, to investigate whether it is possible to avoid any of the problems of intercultural communication, it is suitable to start with the communication situation itself and analyze why misunderstanding and conflict arise. Today a new form of communication is necessary; it should take itself away from the temptation of merging, tolerating and joining together different cultural realities. Intercultural communication today moves towards an horizon much more complex, which offers a new interpretation: in fact it is necessary to promote cultural coordination and cooperation.

  18. Benefits/problems of enhancing students' intercultural competence.

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    Koskinen, Liisa; Tossavainen, Kerttu

    European nursing has responded to the challenges of multicultural society by integrating student exchange programmes into nursing education since the 1990s. For students, these programmes provide opportunities to study in another EU member state and to develop intercultural competence as part of the training. The aim of this study was to describe the process of gaining intercultural competence among British undergraduate nursing students during their study abroad in Finland. Fifteen British students participated in this study. Data were obtained from interviews, observations, background questionnaires and research diary notes. The data were analysed with Spradley's developmental research sequence (DRS) method. Campinha-Bacotes' model of cultural competence was used as a framework of rendering the results. Students' intercultural desire, i.e. their effort to become interculturally competent, turned out to be the foundation of the entire process. Study abroad is an intensive experience, and therefore the preparation, the selection of exchange students, the design of the programme and intercultural tutoring warrant careful attention.

  19. Enhanced external and culturally sensitive attributions after extended intercultural contact.

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    Vollhardt, Johanna Ray

    2010-06-01

    This study examined the effect of close and extended intercultural contact on attributions for behaviour of out-group members. Specifically, it was hypothesized that extended intercultural contact would enhance the ability to make external and culturally sensitive attributions for ambiguous behaviour of out-group members, while decreasing the common tendency to overestimate internal factors. A content analysis of open-ended attributions supported these hypotheses, revealing that majority group members in Germany who had hosted an exchange student from another continent used significantly less internal and more external as well as culturally sensitive attributions to explain the behaviour described in critical intercultural incidents, compared to future hosts. The effect remained significant when controlling for perspective taking and prior intercultural experience. Moreover, the hypothesis was supported for scenarios describing different cultural groups (regardless of the exchange students' country of origin), suggesting a generalized effect. Problems of selection bias are discussed, and the importance of studying a range of positive outcomes of intercultural contact is emphasized.

  20. CODE CHOICE WITHIN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AMONG ETHNIC MINORITY IN BRUNEI

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    Fatimah Chuchu

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The influences of globalisation and multilingualism have caused linguistic diversity and emergence of interesting and unique sociolinguistic phenomena, for instance, language contact in intercultural communication. As the study of intercultural communication has yet to be studied at large, this research takes the opportunity to embark on a descriptive study of code choice within intercultural communication, relating to the ethnic minorities in Brunei Darussalam. This investigation aims to identify these ethnics’ preferable code choice within intercultural communication, and their needs and motivations practising those codes in a shared multilingual setting. Involving empirical investigation, this study was conducted on 60 native Brunei ethnics in Mukim Ukong, Tutong District. Research found that study involving multilingual settings and intercultural communications are rather relatively complex sociolinguistic phenomena, where speakers would employ different dialects or languages at an episode of communication, but still mutually understood by each other. To some extent, some speakers also accommodate their speech styles or languages to ease communication process between parties. The hegemony of globalisation, local vernacular, speakers’ background and setting are among others influenced the selection of their everyday code choice.