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  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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,…

  4. Educacion intercultural (Intercultural Education).

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    Estudios sobre Educacion, 2003

    2003-01-01

    This journal, which provides abstracts of its articles primarily in Spanish and a couple in English, contains studies (estudios) and notes (notas), as well as relevant book reviews (recensiones). Studies in this issue (No. 4, 2003) are: "Estrategias de Ensenanza para la Educacion Civica y Ciudadana en el Siglo XXI" (Teaching Strategies…

  5. 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…

  6. Intercultural dimensions of education

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    Skubic-Ermenc Klara

    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.

  7. Civic and Intercultural Education

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    Oana Nestian Sandu

    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...

  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. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Education

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2007

    2007-01-01

    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…

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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?...

  16. 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…

  17. 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.

    2016-01-01

    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...

  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. 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...

  20. 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)

  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Religion Education, Intercultural Education and Human Rights: A ...

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    This provides a basis to discuss some issues pertinent to Cornelia Roux's personal and professional journey as a researcher in religion education and related fields, including intercultural education, human rights education and citizenship education. I refer to our meetings over the years, both in and beyond South Africa, ...

  6. Intercultural bilingual education in Chile

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    Williams Ibarra Figueroa

    2016-08-01

    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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

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    Natascha Diharce Böser

    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...

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Intercultural Communication Training in Vocational and Industrial Education Training

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    Hastjarjo, S.; Nuryana, A.

    2018-02-01

    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.

  17. 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…

  18. Intercultural education and sustainability. A local perspective of higher education students at the rural community of Huehuetla in Puebla, Mexico.

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    Lopez Lainez, Itzel Anahi

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this dissertation is first to provide a historical overview and discuss the progress of the status of indigenous knowledge in Mexico. How has it advanced from being a repressed tradition to becoming part of an intercultural education today? And second is to provide insights into the intercultural education experience of the state-run Intercultural University of Puebla (UIEP) through a study of students perceptions of traditional knowledge. This higher education institution is ...

  19. An Intercultural Education for Mexico: Career and Contributions of Sylvia Schmelkes

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    Evans, Ma. Cecilia Fierro; Pons, Flavio Rojo

    2012-01-01

    This article introduces Sylvia Schmelkes's contributions in the field of intercultural education. An outstanding Mexican educational researcher, Schmelkes was General Coordinator of the Intercultural and Bilingual General Coordination (GCIBE) at the Mexican Ministry of Public Education from its inception in 2001 until 2007. This article provides a…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. "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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. Improving Intercultural Education at Chinese Institutions from German Experience

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    Huang, Lihe

    2015-01-01

    In this reflection paper, Lihe Huang describes his experience studying abroad in Germany as a visiting scholar. Through the well-designed introductory seminar and study tour arranged by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which provided the grant for Huang's research on foreign languages teaching and intercultural education in Germany, he…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. "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…

  13. 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…

  14. Approaches and models of intercultural education

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    Iván Manuel Sánchez Fontalvo

    2013-10-01

    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.   

  15. 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…

  16. Intercultural teacher education in multicultural society

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    Ieva Margeviča- Grinberga

    2008-01-01

    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. 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…

  18. 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?.

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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.…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. Framing Interculturality: A Corpus-Based Analysis of Online Promotional Discourse of Higher Education Intercultural Communication Courses

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    Hua, Zhu; Handford, Michael; Young, Tony Johnstone

    2017-01-01

    This paper examines how intercultural communication (ICC) and the notion of culture are framed in on-line promotional discourse of higher education (HE) ICC courses. It analyses a specialised corpus comprised of 14,842 words from 43 course websites of master's programmes in ICC in the UK and the US--internationally, the two largest providers of…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Window Dressing or Transformation? Intercultural Education Influenced by Globalization and Neoliberalism in a Secondary School in the Canary Islands, Spain

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    Perez, Lidia Cabrera; Montero-Sieburth, Martha; Gonzalez, Elisa Trujillo

    2012-01-01

    This article profiles intercultural education efforts at schools on the Canary Islands. After a brief profile of this autonomous community of Spain, descriptions of national efforts to promote intercultural education as they are enacted in one particular school setting are provided. Successes and limitations of these efforts are detailed.…

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.

  18. Interculturality in education. Situation and foundations of intercultural education based on values / La interculturalidad en la educación. Situación y fundamentos de la educación intercultural basada en valores

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    Salvador Peiró i Grègory

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Cultural diversity is reflected in the classroom. It is one of the crucial variables that have influenced the climate in education centers. This research aims to analyze the complexity of intercultural education, provide theoretical foundations to address the problem of integration of foreign students in the educational system, and propose alternative models of integration to optimize the management of interculturality. The methodology is based on descriptive design. We use quantitative and qualitative techniques. We employ, as a research tool, a questionnaire developed by the Interdisciplinary Group Theory of Education at the University of Alicante. The results of the questionnaire, administered to 3,820 teachers, show the existence of classroom behavior involving racism and xenophobia. In this paper, we defend the holistic model of intercultural education, and look at the key principles and issues to consider for effective intervention.

  19. Territorial Defense, Education, and Interculturalism

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    Claudia Patricia Sierra Pardo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The article carries out a series of reflections regarding the social and economic conditions in which the cultivation of oil palm affected the Bajo Atrato region of the Department of Chocó at the end of the nineteen nineties. It also discusses the actions carried out by communities, companies, and organizations in solidarity with the region’s cause, since these expressions make it possible to understand the role of organization and education in territorial defense processes. Finally, the article examines the different tensions, struggles, challenges, and contradictions inherent to these types of processes.

  20. 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

    2012-01-01

    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...

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. Multicultural/Intercultural Education Issues in Pre-Service Teacher Education Courses: The Case of Greece

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    Palaiologou, Nektaria; Dimitriadou, Catherine

    2013-01-01

    Teachers' education on Multicultural/Intercultural education issues constitutes a central field in the education of future teachers, i.e. the undergraduate students who attend educational studies at Pedagogical Departments. In this article we present the case of Greece, a southern European country, where Teachers' education on Intercultural issues…

  4. 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.

    2017-01-01

    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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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

    2017-01-01

    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…

  8. Moral Education as Intercultural Moral Education

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    Frisancho, Susana; Delgado, Guillermo Enrique

    2018-01-01

    In a diverse country such as Peru, moral education should reflect social, cultural, political and spiritual dilemmas of both indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and their communities. To promote understanding and respect amongst people from different sociocultural backgrounds, moral education should encourage a dialogue between indigenous values…

  9. Intercultural Education Research in Primary Grades of Georgia

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    Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia

    2013-01-01

    The document describes the most important aspects of multicultural education, which influence the implementation of intercultural education at school, specifically: (a) Anti-discriminative legislative framework; (b) National Curriculum and school textbooks; (c) Professional teachers equipped with skills and competences and with high level of…

  10. Converging Instructional Technology and Critical Intercultural Pedagogy in Teacher Education

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    Pittman, Joyce

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to postulate an emerging unified cultural-convergence framework to converge the delivery of instructional technology and intercultural education (ICE) that extends beyond web-learning technologies to inculcate inclusive pedagogy in teacher education. Design/methodology/approach: The paper explores the literature and a…

  11. 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…

  12. Problematizing Finland's Pursuit of Intercultural (Kindergarten) Teacher Education

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    Layne, Heidi; Dervin, Fred

    2016-01-01

    The argument that teachers should become ethical intercultural teachers is increasingly recognized as legitimate. This article presents a case study in kindergarten teacher education in Finland, a country that has been at the center of global discussions about quality education. The authors question the agenda for studying and teaching in an…

  13. Bilingual Intercultural Teacher Education: "Nuevos Maestros Para Bolivia"

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    Delany-Barmann, Gloria

    2009-01-01

    Educational reform efforts in Bolivia have created possibilities for teacher-training institutions to focus on bilingual intercultural education. How teacher trainers and future teachers embark upon this endeavor differs somewhat depending on the sociolinguistic, historical, and institutional contexts of each community. This article reports…

  14. Intercultural Language Educators for an Intercultural World: Action upon Reflection

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    Siqueira, Sávio

    2017-01-01

    Bearing in mind that learning a new language is much more than acquiring a new code, but a new way of being in the world, the aim of the article is to briefly raise and discuss relevant issues relating to language teacher education in these contemporary times, especially in the area of English Language Teaching (ELT). Emphasis is placed on the…

  15. Student Motivation, Intercultural Competence and Transnational Higher Education: Uzbekistan, a Case Study

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    Sia, EngKee

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates some of the cross-cultural challenges faced by faculty members teaching transnational higher education in a foreign country. It employs the intercultural competence process model and attempts to provide some best practices that are already implemented in an international branch campus (IBC) in Uzbekistan. Hopefully, this…

  16. 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.

  17. Intercultural communication in nursing education: when Asian students and American faculty converge.

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    Xu, Yu; Davidhizar, Ruth

    2005-05-01

    In the context of globalization and changing American demographics, it is becoming increasingly important to understand and communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural and racial/ethnic backgrounds. This article applies the framework of cultural variability and intercultural communication research literature to examine and highlight the different communication behaviors of Asians and non-Asians in the United States. The meanings of various verbal and nonverbal behaviors of Asian students are examined to clarify their communication patterns. Culture-based assumptions are identified, and measures to improve intercultural communication in nursing education are provided.

  18. "I find it odd that people have to highlight other people's differences - even when there are none": Experiential learning and interculturality in teacher education

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    Dervin, Fred

    2017-02-01

    This article examines the role of experiential learning in developing intercultural competences in the context of teacher education in Finland. Local and foreign students studying to become teachers were asked to write five short narratives each about meaningful intercultural encounters they experienced prior to enrolling in an intercultural course. Based on these narratives, the author analyses the potential overlap between the way the students reflect on and interpret these encounters and an understanding of interculturality which concentrates on the construction of self- other and social justice. The discourse analysis of the students' narratives shows that in most cases, important intercultural learning seems to have already taken place before these students embarked on the course. The article ends with a discussion of the importance of starting from this observation in teacher education and of providing the student teachers with theoretical tools and methods which can support them in expanding their understanding of interculturality in their job as teachers.

  19. Can an intercultural education model combat discrimination and xenophobia?

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    Moisès Esteban Guitart

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In this article we present a qualitative study conducted with six indigenous and six mestizos from Intercultural University of Chiapas. The aim of the study is to exemplify the mutual perception between different ethno-linguistic groups, as well as the possible change occurred after the admission to the University. That is, opinions about the other group after and before entering the University. We conclude that a higher education intercultural model can promote mutual understanding and relationship between indigenous and mestizos and thus combat prejudices and stereotypes.     

  20. The educational legislation in inclusive Education in Europe. The importance of transmitting intercultural values

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    Garcia Beatriz Manzano

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    Full Text Available This research aims to know the intercultural values that are transmitted in the different laws of European Basic Education. With this goal, it tries to assess if the inclusive intercultural education is encouraged from the first legislative ladder. For this reason, a qualitative analysis was made through a system of categories intercultural values, previously validated, by the laws of Basic Education within 32 countries of the European continent. The results were analyzed by means of qualitative software Atlas. And the scores were normalized using a formula to get percentages. Within the most relevant conclusions are all the educational legislation assessed values transmitted intercultural and the most transmitted values are the intercultural primary values.

  1. HUMAN RIGHTS, EDUCATION AND INTERCULTURALISM: PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES FOR PEACE BUILDING

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    Full Text Available This work is based on the institutional research we have been developing in group since 2013. One of its main focus is preparing basic guidelines to develop intercultural pedagogical practices that promote peace to “reinvent the school”. The text is structured in three parts. The first one presents an approach to the theoretical framework focused in three fundamental issues: the relation between cultural diversity and human rights, the relation between multiculturalism and interculturality, as well as the need of “reinventing the school”. The second part presents our definition of intercultural education and highlights some pedagogical practices that we consider important to “reinvent the school” from this approach. To conclude, we set some considerations about the thematic broached, prioritizing the right to the production and the recognition of own knowledge, and connection between right to equality and right to difference.

  2. Multicultural Education in Finland: Renewed Intercultural Competencies to the Rescue?

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    Dervin, Fred; Paatela-Nieminen, Martina; Kuoppala, Kaisa; Riitaoja, Anna-Leena

    2012-01-01

    This paper reviews discourses on multicultural education and the concept of intercultural competencies in the European and Nordic country of Finland. We focus on their present uses and perceptions by decision-makers, researchers, and also student teachers. Some prognosis for the future is made based on a short case study from art teacher education…

  3. Intercultural Education in Europe: Policies, Practices and Trends

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    Faas, Daniel; Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2014-01-01

    European societies have become increasingly diverse as a result of legal and illegal migration flows, and educationists are facing the challenge of how to address the presence of migrant students. In recent years, there has been increasing activity at European level in the field of intercultural education despite the principle of subsidiarity.…

  4. Global Education and Intercultural Awareness in eTwinning

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    Camilleri, Rose-anne

    2016-01-01

    Students today are facing a global society which is interconnected. This necessitates competencies in digital and cultural integration skills to become successful global citizens. This study reviews the benefits and challenges of global education and intercultural interaction amongst students participating in eTwinning projects between various…

  5. An Intercultural Education: Teaching Reading in a Mapuche Context

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    Hernández, María Elena Mellado; Hermosilla, Adriana del Carmen Huaiquimil

    2015-01-01

    In Chile, there are currently intercultural educational policies; national curricula that assume updated research development including investigational advances in reading and opportunities for improvement of teacher training. However, in La Araucania Region predominates for lagging behind in reading and it is necessary to explain this tendency…

  6. Language Teaching and Intercultural Education: Making Critical Connections

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    Chamberlin-Quinlisk, Carla; Senyshyn, Roxanna M.

    2012-01-01

    This essay explores some of the areas in which language teaching and intercultural education overlap. We position language teaching as embedded within sociocultural practices and shaped by attitudes toward bilingualism and native vs. nonnative speaker status. Specifically, we question language practices that exclude or downplay the benefits of…

  7. Intercultural Education Series. An Introduction to Selected Latin American Cultures.

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    Hubert, Frank W. R.; And Others

    This is the first publication in a series developed by the Programa de Educacion Interamericana designed to enrich and strengthen the knowledge and understanding of Texas teachers and students in the field of intercultural education, with particular reference to Mexico and the republics of Central and South America. The project hopes to produce a…

  8. Defining Intercultural Education for Social Cohesion in Malaysian Context

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    Kaur, Amrita; Awang-Hashim, Rosna; Noman, Mohammad

    2017-01-01

    Schools are considered as powerful institutions that are capable of fostering a sense of coherence and common identity to integrate students of different ethnic, social, and cultural origins. Effective implementation of intercultural education at schools can facilitate social integration. However, it is important that the design and implementation…

  9. Intercultural Education as an Imperative of Social Development

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    Baça, Ferit

    2015-01-01

    The imperative need of a social coexistence among different groups of people is the implementation of the intercultural education. In these circumstances, school is the most important place and factor for pupils and students as future citizens to take the first knowledge-based on society, life and coexistence in a given country. On the other hand,…

  10. 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

  11. 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 ...

  12. From Talking About Intercultural Education to Carrying It Out

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    Jorge Gasché

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The article starts with a critical evaluation of the ethical and techno-pedagogical positions with which a predominant trend in Latin America supports its pedagogic proposals for intercultural education. The author, in contrast, presents some political and pedagogical principles that support an alternative educational practice that intends to reassess indigenous society through action itself and not through “preaching” (mere words. This educational practice is based on developing pedagogical activities from the social activities of the community and from asyntactic conception of culture by making explicit the indigenous contents implicit in those activities and their intercultural articulation to the conventional contents taught in school. 

  13. 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.…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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.

  16. Intercultural education: Issues statement valuation and ethnic indian school Pan Kararu

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    Warna Vieira Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The Indigenous Education is distinguished from four dimensions: community, specific, and different cultures. This paper aims to investigate the issue of intercultural situations from everyday school Pankararus Ezekiel, in order to contribute to discussions on intercultural dialogue in areas of cultural clash. At school we Pankararus Ezekiel identified through ethnographic research two situations involving intercultural theme: in the classroom, in the confrontation of specific knowledge and universal knowledge of the sayings, and relations between indigenous teachers and non-indigenous counterparts. Porting, we realize that education differently, based on a proposal to interculturality is, above all, understand the other perspective of recognition and respect of cultural diversity in our country.

  17. The education form the moral autonomy in the intercultural school

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    Eduardo S. Vila Merino

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    Full Text Available Normal.dotm 0 0 1 119 681 Universidad de Salamanca 5 1 836 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} This paper tries to offer elements for the reflection concerning the need of the education for the moral autonomy in the school and the pedagogic capable beginning to bearing in mind from the intercultural perspective. For it there is realized a theoretical and conceptual positioning concerning the education for the moral autonomy and the ethics as modal of the same one, to enter in the reality of the multicultural school and the challenge that involves this education for the moral autonomy in a culturally diverse context, which supposes one of the big challenges in the development of the intercultural education in the educational centers and a mechanism for the development of civic intercultural competences, as well as for the prevention, management and resolution of the conflicts inside the educative community.

  18. Intercultural Education Set Forward: Operational Strategies and Procedures in Cypriot Classrooms

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina

    2012-01-01

    Teachers in Cyprus are being called upon for the first time to teach within culturally diverse educational settings. Given the substantial role, teachers play in the implementation of intercultural education, this paper explores the intercultural strategies and procedures adopted by primary school teachers in Cyprus. Interviews were carried out…

  19. Intercultural Education and Academic Achievement: A Framework for School-Based Policies in Multilingual Schools

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    Cummins, Jim

    2015-01-01

    The paper reviews quantitative and qualitative research evidence regarding the relationship between intercultural education and academic achievement among students from socially marginalized communities. Intercultural education is conceptualized as including a focus both on generating understanding and respect for diverse cultural traditions and…

  20. Stories from Intercultural Education in Serbia: Teacher Leadership and Parent Participation

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    Vranješevic, Jelena; Frost, David

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    This article explores the potential of teacher leadership as a strategy to promote intercultural education by empowering parents and members of ethnic minority groups to participate in the life of the school. It links the idea of participation for social justice with the goals of intercultural education within the context of the APREME (Advancing…

  1. Student Teachers in the Contact Zone: Developing Critical Intercultural "Teacherhood" in Kindergarten Teacher Education

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    Layne, Heidi; Lipponen, Lasse

    2016-01-01

    This paper reports on the results of a narrative-grounded investigation of student teachers' intercultural experiences and learning during their teaching practice. Our interest is in the meaning of the intercultural contact zone and how education for diversities is conceptualised and reflected upon in Finnish teacher education. Critical event…

  2. Adopting and Implementing Globalised Policies of Intercultural Education: The Example of Cyprus

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2017-01-01

    Globalisation has heavily influenced the terrain of intercultural education policy development and implementation in multiple countries around the world. To this end, in this article, we seek to introduce a broader focus of analysis encompassing not only the development of globalised policies of intercultural education, but also the adoption,…

  3. Intercultural Communication Apprehension and Emotional Intelligence in Higher Education: Preparing Business Students for Career Success

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    Fall, Lisa T.; Kelly, Stephanie; MacDonald, Patrick; Primm, Charles; Holmes, Whitney

    2013-01-01

    Given the expanding globalized workforce, business educators continue to seek new ways to prepare students for intercultural encounters. Although immersion in other cultures is the optimal strategy, this method is not always feasible. As such, educators seek other mechanisms to simulate intercultural experiences. This study examines emotional…

  4. Communicative intercultural competence in Medical Postgraduate Education in Cuba

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    Adela Hernández Díaz

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    Full Text Available This article describes the results of the investigation “Developing Communicative Intercultural Competence in Medical Postgraduate Education in Cuba through English”, a master´s degree thesis whose aim was to design a postgraduate course of English for Specific Purposes which would focus on the development of the communicative competence of doctors going to health missions in English-speaking countries or where English is spoken as a lingua franca.This course is based on Developmental Pedagogy, the Communicative Approach and Task-Based Learning. It emphasizes cultural and important intercultural issues to be kept in mind during doctor-patient interviews, doctor-doctor relationships and doctor-family exchanges in a professional context so as to make it possible to establish cultural differences and similarities between the students´ culture and the foreign country´s culture.This is an exploratory investigation with a fundamentally quantitative focus using resources of the qualitative one. This design is a curricular document with all its didactic components, aimed at the development of intercultural communicative competence that responds to the current needs of the participants. 

  5. 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

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    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

  6. Intercultural paradigms of educational self-management action

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    Martha Lucia Izquierdo Barrera

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to tell the experience of the BA in ethno education and community development of the Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Colombia, with indigenous communities “Embera Chamí” in the departments of Caldas and Risaralda, here in Colombia. We begin with a sociohistorical and conceptual tour with the indigenous education emergence in order to contextualize to the readers which scope we are going to work in. the second part is a tour of the institutional context _sciences for the education faculty at Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira and the creation of the BA in ethno education and community development.For finishing telling the intercultural education process from the community education.

  7. 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...

  8. Intercultural Education in Sweden through the Lenses of the National Minorities and of Religious Education

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    von Bromssen, Kerstin; Olgac, Christina Rodell

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to discuss two perspectives in relation to intercultural education and diversity in Sweden. One of the perspectives concerns the historical and current situation of the five Swedish national minorities with a special focus on education. The second perspective is related to religious diversity and education, as connected to…

  9. Integration for coexistence? Implementation of intercultural health care policy in Ghana from the perspective of service users and providers.

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    Gyasi, Razak Mohammed; Poku, Adjoa Afriyie; Boateng, Simon; Amoah, Padmore Adusei; Mumin, Alhassan Abdul; Obodai, Jacob; Agyemang-Duah, Williams

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    In spite of the World Health Organization's recommendations over the past decades, Ghana features pluralistic rather than truly integrated medical system. Policies about the integration of complementary medicine into the national health care delivery system need to account for individual-level involvement and cultural acceptability of care rendered by health care providers. Studies in Ghana, however, have glossed over the standpoint of the persons of the illness episode about the intercultural health care policy framework. This paper explores the health care users, and providers' experiences and attitudes towards the implementation of intercultural health care policy in Ghana. In-depth interviews, augmented with informal conversations, were conducted with 16 health service users, 7 traditional healers and 6 health professionals in the Sekyere South District and Kumasi Metropolis in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Data were thematically analysed and presented based on the a posteriori inductive reduction approach. Findings reveal a widespread positive attitude to, and support for integrative medical care in Ghana. However, inter-provider communication in a form of cross-referrals and collaborative mechanisms between healers and health professionals seldom occurs and remains unofficially sanctioned. Traditional healers and health care professionals are skeptical about intercultural health care policy mainly due to inadequate political commitment for provider education. The medical practitioners have limited opportunity to undergo training for integrative medical practice. We also find a serious mistrust between the practitioners due to the "diversity of healing approaches and techniques." Weak institutional support, lack of training to meet standards of practice, poor registration and regulatory measures as well as negative perception of the integrative medical policy inhibit its implementation in Ghana. In order to advance any useful intercultural health care policy in

  10. Dimensiones de la competencia comunicativa intercultural (CCI y sus implicaciones para la práctica educativa Dimensions of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC and its implications for educational practice

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    Susan Sanhueza Henríquez

    Full Text Available Resumen La competencia comunicativa intercultural se entiende como las habilidades que emplean los individuos culturalmente diferentes para favorecer un grado de comunicación suficientemente eficaz, estableciendo comportamientos apropiados y efectivos en determinado contexto social y cultural. Desde esta perspectiva, el trabajo tiene como objetivos: (a analizar el concepto de la comunicación intercultural describiendo sus dimensiones: cognitiva, comportamental y afectiva; (b proporcionar elementos de reflexión para el desarrollo de la competencia comunicativa intercultural en las prácticas educativas. En el ámbito educativo, se espera que profesores y alumnos desarrollen de la mejor manera posible la interacción, anticipen malentendidos causados por las diferencias en valores, significados y creencias entre los actores involucrados, y puedan hacer frente tanto a demandas afectivas como cognitivas en la interacción.Abstract Intercultural Communicative Competence is defined as skills used by culturally different individuals to promote an efficient communication level, by establishing effective and appropriate behaviour within a social and cultural context. From this perspective, this paper aims to: (a analyse the intercultural communication concept by describing its dimensions - cognitive, behavioural, and affective; (b provide some points for reflection for the development of intercultural communicative competence in educational practices. In the educational environment, it is expected that teachers and students develop the best interaction possible, foreseeing misunderstandings caused by contrary values, meanings and beliefs among involved players; therefore they can manage both affective and cognitive demands.

  11. The Ideology of Interculturality in Japanese Language-in-Education Policy

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J.

    2007-01-01

    Language learning is frequently justified as a vehicle for promoting intercultural communication and understanding, and language-in-education policies have increasingly come to reflect this preoccupation in their rhetoric. This paper will examine the ways in which concepts relating to interculturality are constructed in Japanese language policy…

  12. "Recuperando La Dignidad Humana" [Recovering Human Dignity]: Shuar Mothers Speak out on Intercultural Bilingual Education

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    Katz, Susan Roberta; Chumpi Nantip, Cornelia Lupe

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents findings from interviews conducted in December 2011, with seven Shuar mothers of children in an intercultural bilingual school in the southern Amazon region of Ecuador. This study had two objectives: (1) to foreground the perspectives of Shuar parents towards intercultural bilingual education (IBE) as implemented in the Shuar…

  13. 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.

  14. Intercultural Education in Detroit, 1943-1954

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    Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Mirel, Jeffrey E.

    2013-01-01

    In the World War II era, many United States educators recognised that the claims of racial superiority underlying German anti-Semitism and Japanese imperialism challenged the fundamental democratic idea of human equality that is the bedrock of US political ideals. At the same time, these educators realised the importance of national social…

  15. The effect of educational intervention on intercultural communication: results of a randomised controlled trial.

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    Harmsen, Hans; Bernsen, Roos; Meeuwesen, Ludwien; Thomas, Siep; Dorrenboom, Govert; Pinto, David; Bruijnzeels, Marc

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    Due to worldwide migration to Western countries, physicians are increasingly encountering patients with different ethnic backgrounds. Communication problems can arise as a result of differences in cultural backgrounds and poor language proficiency. To assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention on intercultural communication aimed to decrease inequalities in care provided between Western and non-Western patients. A randomised controlled trial with randomisation at the GP level and outcome measurements at the patient level. General practice in Rotterdam. Thirty-eight Dutch GPs in the Rotterdam region, with at least 25% of inhabitants of non-Western origin, and 2407 visiting patients were invited to participate in the study. A total of 986 consultations were finally included. The GPs were educated about cultural differences and trained in intercultural communication. Patients received a videotaped instruction focusing on how to communicate with their GP in a direct way. The primary outcome measure was mutual understanding and the secondary outcomes were patient's satisfaction and perceived quality of care. The intervention effect was assessed for all patients together, for the 'Western' and 'non-Western' patients, and for patients with different cultural backgrounds separately. An intervention effect was seen 6 months after the intervention, as improvement in mutual understanding (and some improvement in perceived quality of care) in consultations with 'non-Western' patients. A double intervention on intercultural communication given to both physician and patient decreases the gap in quality of care between 'Western' and 'non-Western' patients.

  16. Interculturalism, Education and Dialogue. Global Studies in Education. Volume 13

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    Besley, Tina, Ed.; Peters, Michael A., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    Intercultural dialogue is a concept and discourse that dates back to the 1980s. It is the major means for managing diversity and strengthening democracy within Europe and beyond. It has been adopted by the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe as the basis for interreligious and interfaith initiatives and has become increasingly…

  17. Intercultural Bilingual Education in Nicaragua: Contextualisation for Improving the Quality of Education

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    Valiente Catter, Teresa

    2011-01-01

    For the past 35 years, various models of intercultural bilingual education (IBE) have been implemented in Latin American schools and adult education. While Spanish is the official language in Nicaragua, many indigenous languages, such as Miskito and Sumo-Mayangna, are also spoken--especially in the Atlantic coastal region. The Nicaraguan Ministry…

  18. Assessment of Intercultural Communicative Competence in FL Education: A Survey on EFL Teachers' Perception and Practice in China

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    Gu, Xiaole

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    The intercultural approach to language teaching, intercultural communicative language teaching, has emerged in response to the limitations of communicative language teaching. As a result, the ultimate goal of foreign language (FL) education is being shifted from communicative competence to intercultural communicative competence (ICC). In China,…

  19. Bridging the gap to those who lack : intercultural education in the light of modernity and the shadow of coloniality

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    Academic courses on interculturality have become a rapidly growing discipline in the West, where supranational bodies such as the European Union and UNESCO promote intercultural education as a path towards improved global cultural relations. Through interviews with students who completed a university course on interculturality, this essay investigates the tenets of interculturality and problematises whether this discourse merely reproduces a classificatory logic embedded in modernity that ins...

  20. Building an "Intercultural Ethos" in Teacher Education

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    Tarozzi, Massimiliano

    2014-01-01

    Both in Europe and in North America, teacher education plays a key role in guaranteeing an inclusive school for all and, in particular, is crucial for preparing teachers working with diverse students. However, because of the lack of consistent empirical research in this field, the elements that qualify an effective initial training for teachers…

  1. Using Graphic Organizers in Intercultural Education

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    Ciascai, Liliana

    2009-01-01

    Graphic organizers are instruments of representation, illustration and modeling of information. In the educational practice they are used for building, and systematization of knowledge. Graphic organizers are instruments that addressed mostly visual learning style, but their use is beneficial to all learners. In this paper we illustrate the use of…

  2. Intercultural Competence in Education, Counselling and Psychotherapy

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    Portera, Agostino

    2014-01-01

    The present era of globalization, interdependence and multicultural societies has brought about both opportunities and crises in educational institutions. Especially schools and families seem to be unable to cope with such revolutionary changes. The crises also concern all fields involved in maintaining social welfare, including counselling and…

  3. 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...

  4. Intercultural bilingual education in Nicaragua: Contextualisation for improving the quality of education

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    Valiente Catter, Teresa

    2011-12-01

    For the past 35 years, various models of intercultural bilingual education (IBE) have been implemented in Latin American schools and adult education. While Spanish is the official language in Nicaragua, many indigenous languages, such as Miskito and Sumo-Mayangna, are also spoken - especially in the Atlantic coastal region. The Nicaraguan Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport recognises the need for a flexible curriculum that reflects individual local and regional linguistic and socio-cultural characteristics, through the use of mother tongue and second language learning. The contextualisation model applied in the Atlantic coastal region of Nicaragua is therefore based on the use of a languages strategy in preparing textbooks and basic technical materials with an IBE approach, as part of the process of improving the quality of education. Thus intercultural communication is enhanced, and the need to strengthen the systematic teaching of languages, differentiating between mother tongue, second language and foreign language, is recognised. As well as explaining the contextualisation process in detail, this article discusses the conceptual differences between intercultural bilingual education (IBE) and bilingual intercultural education (BIE). The paper concludes with several recommendations for the further development of BIE in Latin America.

  5. Teaching foreign languages: A challenge to ecuadorian bilingual intercultural education

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    Marleen Haboud

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Since the Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights in 1996, there is a tendency not only to maintain linguistic and cultural diversity worldwide, but also to ease universal access to quality education which should comprise the learning of other languages and cultures and the generation of intercultural relations. In this sense, this article discusses the right that minoritized peoples in Ecuador have to learning other languages while reinforcing their own. After describing briefly the Ecuadorian main linguistic and educational policies in regards to the teaching of foreign languages, this article analyses the contrasting viewpoints of indigenous and non indigenous peoples towards the process of teaching-learning foreign languages. Finally, it offers some suggestions and general parameters related to foreign language teaching in the multilingual context of the study.

  6. La investigación sobre la educación intercultural en España. The Research on Intercultural Education in Spain

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    Rosa Maria Rodríguez Izquierdo

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo revisa la literatura científica de carácter cuantitativo o cualitativo referidas a diversos ámbitos de la educación intercultural en España desde los años noventa hasta ahora. Los temas más relevantes hallados en la bibliografía se refieren a los siguientes aspectos: 1 escolarización de los inmigrantes y minorías étnicas, 2 modelos de intervención y propuestas educativas, 3 bilingüismo y diversidad lingüística en la escuela, 4 actitudes ante otras culturas, y 5 ciudadanía intercultural e identidad intercultural. Finalmente, se indican los nuevos campos abiertos o las lagunas que se detectan en estas investigaciones y se proponen ideas y estrategias para profundizar la investigación intercultural en un futuro inmediato. This paper reviews the scientific literature, both quantitative and qualitative, referred to several aspects of intercultural education in Spain from 1990 until 2008. The core themes found in the literature are the following: 1 schooling of immigrants and ethnic minorities, 2 models of intervention and educative proposals, 3 bilingual and linguistic diversity, 4 attitudes towards other cultures, and 5 intercultural citizenship and intercultural identity. Finally, it shows new open fields or gaps that are identified in the literature reviewed, and suggests ideas and strategies to strengthen intercultural research in the near future.

  7. Justifying the Arts: Drama and Intercultural Education

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    Fleming, Mike

    2006-01-01

    For teachers of arts subjects, questions about justification can be tiresome in the same way that contemporary aestheticians may feel fatigue about defining art. Providing justification can feel more like an exercise in rhetoric than theoretical enquiry, induced more by political necessity than intellectual challenge. If the value of the arts is…

  8. The Prospects of Intercultural Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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    Full Text Available Throughout history, education has not only been a carrier of culture, but also an integral part of communication between different cultures. Challenges faced by educational and cultural institutions in most modern pluralistic societies are higher than in earlier societies. The legacy of ethnic conflict in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which traditional value of multicultural and multi-religious life was undermined, had immediate implications for social, cultural and educational policies. Educational policy, based on the assumption of a national culture that promotes national exclusivity through textbooks and educational practice, should overcome in recognition of cultural diversity and dialogue in a globalized world where differences should be considered an advantage and not deemed an obstacle to common life and cooperation. The paper highlights the importance of introducing interculturalism as an important component of the overall educational practice. Teaching the value of diversity, the affirmation of universal values that underlie a democratic society, a sense of responsibility to themselves and to each other, the rejection of exclusion and differentiation of others on any basis, solidarity and cooperation, are current issues of the modern pedagogical and sociological discourse. These concerns must receive a stronger affirmation and application in the educational process of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  9. How to challenge a culturalization of human existence? Promoting interculturalism and ethical thinking in education

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    Full Text Available What if culture appears to be a universal solution – and problem – to all human encounters in the multicultural school? When teachers explain the problems encountered by minority pupils simply by reference to their cultural (religious backgrounds, one faces the danger of culturalization where the other’s difference is explained only by his/her ethnicity. Culturalization is highly problematic because it emphasizes stereotyped inter-group differences and by doing so erases intra-group and inter-individual differences. The article argues that culture is fundamental in human existence, but it should not be an ambiguous dimension if the school seeks to help the learner get a stronger capacity of voice and aspiration. In order to challenge culturalization of human existence, it is crucial for education to promote the paradigm of interculturalism. Such a paradigm requires educators to acknowledge multiple forms of identity belongings for the individual and to resist the interpretation of culture as common sense. Education becomes intercultural and provides liberating categorizations for the individual when it acknowledges the true value of chosen cultural affiliations and individual aspirations. Nonetheless, promoting interculturalism might not be sufficient. Facing the potential danger of culturalization, we also need to foster ethics in education, in order to deconstruct the categories of cultural identity and belonging. Drawing on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995 the article argues that loving the other implies the act of loving the other person as a brother and as a stranger. Responsibility understood as an ethical responsibility opens up the community’s traditional structures and promotes a politics of ethical difference. Justice, thus, is not only about how well rights and duties are enforced, but also a matter of the other’s right to be other. Difference as a category is in other words not cultural but refers to the

  10. Intercomprehension: A Portal to Teachers' Intercultural Sensitivity

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    Pinho, Ana Sofia

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    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…

  11. The intercultural challenges of engineering education in a Greenlandic context

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    Hendriksen, Kåre; Christensen, Hans Peter

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    based on authentic local cases and intercultural group work. This paper will focus on the challenges caused by many of the Greenlandic students’ weak academic preparation, and the fact that the cultural background embedded in the Greenlandic language can make it very difficult to comprehend topics...... at an abstract level. Additionally, the group work and the class teaching are challenging due to the culturally -based reticence and conflict -averse nature of many of the Greenlandic students, which gives the Danish students a dominant position. This often creates a negative spiral, where many Greenlandic...... students tend to withdraw from discussions, which are an important part of the education. The paper will discuss our experiences with handling these challenges....

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

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    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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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....

  17. 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.

  18. The Exemplary, the Exotic and the Exact in Comparative and Intercultural Education

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    Cowen, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This article suggests some new ways to think about comparative education and intercultural education. The examples and narratives used are drawn mainly from comparative education--the speciality of the author. However, it is hoped that the questions asked will link with, or contradict, thinking by colleagues who specialise in intercultural…

  19. The Europeanisation of Intercultural Education? Responses from Eu Policy-Makers

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    Hadjisoteriou, Christina; Faas, Daniel; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2015-01-01

    European societies rely on different models to address cultural and religious diversity in education, with different potential consequences for the experiences youth have in schools. Some prefer the term intercultural education emphasising dialogue and interaction while others have historically followed the idea of multicultural education. In…

  20. Intercultural Approaches and "Diversified Normality" in Music Teacher Education: Reflections from Two Angles

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    Carson, Charles; Westvall, Maria

    2016-01-01

    In this article we argue for sustained and contextualized exposure to a variety of musics as a valuable means of developing intercultural approaches in music education as well as in teacher education, approaches which integrate more norm-critical perspectives. Musical diversity in music education concerns issues of participation, citizenship and…

  1. Reflections on the Concept of Interculturality in the Current Educational Debate in Argentina

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    Hecht, Ana Carolina; Enriz, Noelia; García Palacios, Mariana

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we analyze the relevance of intercultural education within contemporary educational debates in Argentina. First, we will review Argentinean legislation. Then, we will discuss the core characteristics of the Argentine educational system in order to study the historical incorporation of indigenous people into the school system. Later,…

  2. 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

  3. Intercultural education of nurses and health professionals in Europe (IENE).

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    Taylor, G; Papadopoulos, I; Dudau, V; Maerten, M; Peltegova, A; Ziegler, M

    2011-06-01

    The study aimed to explore the perceived learning and teaching needs of students and practitioners of health-care professions in relation to preparation for working in another European country and/or in a multicultural environment. The participating countries were: Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Romania and the UK. Questionnaires, consisting of open questions, were completed by a total of 118 participants. Data analysis adopted both a priori and inductive approaches. The predetermined constructs of cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity and cultural competence were used to structure suggestions for theoretical input and practical activities and experiences. Inductive analysis revealed other emergent themes that underpin all four of these constructs. Practical experiences form a fundamental part of preparation for labour mobility and/or for practice within a multicultural environment. However, health-care practitioners need to be adequately prepared for such experiences and value the opportunity to learn about culture, to explore values and beliefs, and to practise intercultural skills within the safe environment of an educational establishment, facilitated by skilled teachers. © 2011 The Authors. International Nursing Review © 2011 International Council of Nurses.

  4. INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION: ANALYSIS OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

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    Elena Achkovska Leshkovska

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The intercultural education is most explicitly accomplished trough textbook contents which encourage interaction, exchange, desegregation, interdependency and solidarity among people belonging to different cultural groups living in the same territory. The main goal of the research was to determine the quantity and quality of content that point to intercultural education in the textbooks used in elementary schools in the Republic of Macedonia, where the medium of teaching is in Macedonian. The analysis includes 44 textbooks. The research involved both quantitative and qualitative research methods, the late involved using deductive defining of categories. Nine categories, important for intercultural education were distinguished: identity, cooperation and friendship, respect, tolerance, cultural relativism, stereotype, prejudice, oppression and labeling. The results showed that the highest percent of contents promoting intercultural is found in textbooks for Civic education and History, while the lowest one in Nature and Geography. From the analyzed categories, identity is highly present, followed by cooperation, friendship and respect of the other. Themes regarding the categories such as: stereotype, prejudice, labeling and oppression are least represented and are not even mentioned as negative examples of behaviors which are not to be practiced. As a conclusion, we can say that it is very positive that depreciation and discrimination of other cultures, ethnicities or religious groups are not present. However, there is demand and need to enrich textbooks and syllabuses with large number of contents concerning above mentioned positive categories, in order to promote one set of values which are essential to build an intercultural society.  

  5. Intercultural and new technologies in music class of secondary education

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    María del Mar Bernabé Villodre

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    Full Text Available 0 0 1 140 775 USAL 6 1 914 14.0 Normal 0 21 false false false ES JA 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-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:ES; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} Educational legislation of secondary school had to offer a series of changes in its contents, mainly for quality education was extended to all learners. This change of conceptual contents should not be the only one because the methodological strategies applied towards the teacher not only had to adapt to a culturally diverse student profile, but a desire of all participants to access new knowledge with new proposals developmentally appropriate technological characteristic of the society of which they are part. Since this article is intended to show the correct music classroom organization, not only in terms of space and materials, but also in terms of attitudes and values, as well as promoting the intelligent use of new information technologies and the communication, allow the teaching/learning music becomes an educational process that ensures intercultural harmony and egalitarian social coexistence.

  6. Contextualisation of the Development of Comparative Education and Intercultural Education in Japan: The Eras of Colonialism, War and Their Legacy

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    Shibata, Masako

    2012-01-01

    This paper looks at the development of two similar academic disciplines in Japan, i.e. firstly practiced comparative education and recently flourishing intercultural education. The major focus of this paper is to analyse how these educational studies have been brought to, and practised in, Japan. Both comparative education and intercultural…

  7. Collaborative Art-Making for Reducing Marginalisation and Promoting Intercultural Education and Inclusion

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2017-01-01

    The main goal of this study is to examine how teachers and students experienced the implementation of educational activities, materials and related pedagogical strategies of collaborative art-making. The activities were designed to strengthen intercultural education and inclusion practices, reduce social and academic marginalisation and increase…

  8. The Needs of Educators in Intercultural and Bilingual Preschools in Chile: A Case Study

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    Becerra-Lubies, Rukmini; Fones, Aliza

    2016-01-01

    Several studies have examined the lack of or the insufficient preparation of K-12 educators to work in intercultural and bilingual (IBE) schools in Chile, but little is known about the preparation of educators to teach in IBE preschools. Even less is known about teachers' perceptions of their own preparation. This work contributes to a growing…

  9. Untethering Education: Creating a Pilot Hybrid Class to Enhance Learning in Intercultural Communication

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    Lawton, Bessie; Foeman, Anita; Thompsen, Philip

    2014-01-01

    Improvements in educational technology in the past couple of decades have led institutions of higher learning to encourage and implement various types of distance education courses. This article reports on the conversion process of a face-to-face Intercultural Communication class at a mid-Atlantic university in the USA. First, the impetus for its…

  10. Connecting Intercultural Communication Service Learning with General Education: Issues, Outcomes, and Assessment

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    Littlefield, Robert S.; Rick, Jessica M.; Currie-Mueller, Jenna L.

    2016-01-01

    This study explored the intersection between service learning and general education outcomes through the self-reported perceptions of 382 college students participating in an intercultural communication course that satisfied the general education requirement at a midsized Upper Plains research university for studying cultural diversity. The data…

  11. Thinking Interculturally: Decolonizing History and Citizenship Education in Québec

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    DesRoches, Sarah J.

    2016-01-01

    The main objective of this article is to offer an alternative discursive framework for teaching history and citizenship education in Québec, Canada. Enabling a more inclusive discussion around how citizenship is constructed, thinking interculturally allows us begin thinking about practical ways in which citizenship and history education might…

  12. The Ethnic and the Intercultural in Conceptual and Pedagogical Discourses within Higher Education in Oaxaca, Mexico

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    Gonzalez Apodaca, Erika

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents some reflections about pedagogical and conceptual approaches to intercultural education (in middle high and high schools) in Mexico. The propositions under discussion are expressions of an emerging educational discourse between the highest levels of government and the self-management initiatives of the indigenous pueblos and…

  13. Trust and liberated time: active practices in intercultural education

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    Pierre Etienne Vanpouille

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Pierre Étienne Vanpouille considers intercultural communication to be currently a strategic necessity to thus achieve that its multicultural reality will not be the cause of misunderstanding, conflict or incommunicability. He and his team have searched for theoretical, and above all practical, bases for a pedagogy of intercultural communication that has led them to focus their intercultural policy on time and school rhythms. A true policy ofintercultural communication needs time. It is necessary to take time for re-mediation with the aim of establishing trust. And, as one student says: “It is important to communicate with the whole class (students and teachers to get to know the opinion of each one of us.We have to have trust in ourselves, trust in the other, in order to be able to share our difficulties without any fears.”

  14. From the (indifference to the intervention: the contribution of intercultural education to special education

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    Ana Ribeiro

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In contemporary society, education has become a challenge because school and society live in constant dichotomy which experts call “cultural blindness” in contrast to the “call” (unaware of students who reflect the “rainbow” diversity of our heterogeneous society. We recognize that society delegates to the school the primary role of education and it reflects the development of society which calls for Intercultural Education and inclusion for all students regardless of their specific needs and are entitled to an effective education and values. Therefore, this research will seek to understand the ways of the inclusive school movement and interculturalism, through understanding of these phenomena are interrelated and complementary. In addition to an overview of this topic this research will focus on the pre-school education. The focus at this level has take into account the educational attainment of a case study about the interdisciplinary work between teacher (kindergarten teacher and therapists (occupational and speech for the inclusion of a five-years-old child, with features of autism spectrum in a room of the preschool education in Oporto, Portugal

  15. Bilingual Learning for Language Development of Deaf Children in the Context of Intercultural Education

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    Anna Irasiak

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The article includes an analysis of issues concerning the question of intercultural pedagogy, i.e. the notions of multiculturalism and interculturalism, creating identity in the context of multiculturalism and multicultural and intercultural education. It also presents the situation of people with hearing impairment and the culture they create on the basis of sign language, a way of communication different from the dominant one, in relation with the culture of the dominant group, people who are perfectly able and use the phonic language. Coexistence of distinct cultures of unequal status in the same area has consequences for the education of a deaf child. One solution might be a method of bilingual teaching that enables unimpeded development (in particular language development while passing on norms and values typical of the minority culture and acquiring general facts in a manner appropriate to the learner’s needs.

  16. The Intercultural Communicative Competence and Digital Education: The Case of Moroccan University Students of English in Oujda

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    Elboubekri, Abdellah

    2017-01-01

    Developing an intercultural competence, where language is seen as a cultural construct, seems to be consensually advocated by contemporary theories in teaching and learning English as a foreign language. Given its grounding on cultural studies, intercultural education focuses its pedagogical orientation and strategies on popular cultures that are…

  17. Some Issues for Cooperative Learning and Intercultural Education: Reflections on Aspects of the Recent Work of Jagdish Gundara

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    Bash, Leslie

    2014-01-01

    This paper connects the two fields of cooperative learning and intercultural education, focusing on the argument that cooperative learning strategies need to be equipped with intercultural understandings. There is a consideration of assumptions that effective cooperative pedagogical strategies require an engagement with challenging issues related…

  18. Intercultural Education through a Bilingual Children's Rights Project: Reflections on Its Possibilities and Challenges with Young Learners

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    Lau, Sunny Man Chu

    2015-01-01

    Despite the growing importance of intercultural education, literature is still lacking in related research with young learners. This study reports on a yearlong university-school collaborative research project that aimed to promote students' intercultural competence and critical bi-literacy skills through their exploration of the issue of…

  19. Intercultural Education? An Analysis of Cypriot Educational Policy

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina

    2012-01-01

    Background: In the context of Cyprus' accession to the European Union (2004) and a noteworthy increase in immigration towards Cyprus, the Cypriot state was called upon to build more complete and coherent policies addressing culturally diverse educational settings. Cypriot education has historically enforced the nation-building project. However,…

  20. Intercultural Learning Perspectives of World Language Educators in Kentucky

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    McClees, Ernest Luke, Jr.

    2016-01-01

    A line has become blurred between intercultural interactions and daily personal interactions. The once long distance for trade, travel and communication is at its' smallest gap. However, "American graduates have been cited as being culturally deprived and linguistically illiterate, compared to students from other countries" (2013…

  1. Intercultural Citizenship Education in an EFL Online Project in Argentina

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    Porto, Melina

    2014-01-01

    In this article, I describe an online intercultural citizenship experience in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom in Argentina. An action research project on the Malvinas/Falklands war fought between Argentina and the UK in 1982 was carried out in 2012. Through a comparative methodology involving Argentine and English foreign language…

  2. You, Me and Diversity: Picturebooks for Teaching Development and Intercultural Education

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    Dolan, Anne M.

    2014-01-01

    "You, Me and Diversity" offers teachers and student teachers approaches for teaching children about development education and promoting intercultural understanding through carefully selected picturebooks. Research by the United Kingdom Literacy Association in 2007 found that few teachers are aware of such books. They feel unable to…

  3. Intercultural Education in the European Context: Key Remarks from a Comparative Study

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    Catarci, Marco

    2014-01-01

    The article focuses on some findings of a comparative study carried out by a network of scholars and researchers who are active in the field of intercultural education in the European context in the main "old immigration countries" (United Kingdom, France and Germany), "new immigration countries" (Italy, Spain and Greece) and…

  4. Language Learning and Intercultural Education: Barriers and Prospects in the Cypriot Context

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2017-01-01

    The main goal of this study is to examine the barriers and prospects of intercultural education in Cypriot schools of the southern part of the island with regard to not only learning the language of the reception country, but also the language of origin. Taking this as the point of departure, this study aims to explore the content and goals of…

  5. Daring To Change: The Potential of Intercultural Education in Aymara Communities in Chile.

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    Arratia, Maria-Ines

    1997-01-01

    Describes and evaluates a teacher training project in Chile that was meant to change attitudes toward native culture among rural teachers in one Aymara school district serving approximately 200 children. Findings suggest that hegemonic barriers stand in the way of broadening the scope of intercultural education in plural, democratic societies.…

  6. Pierre Bourdieu and Intercultural Education: It Is Not Just about Lack of Knowledge about Others

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    Shim, Jenna Min

    2012-01-01

    In response to the current intersection of pluralism, globalization, the histories and persistence of inequality in society and schools, and in response to well intended but potentially dangerous tendency toward the romantic versions of "everyone's points of views are valid" and "let us respect each other's viewpoints" in intercultural education,…

  7. An Intercultural Approach To Challenging Issues In Northern Ireland Teacher Education

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    Siberry, Laurence; Kearns, Hugh

    2005-01-01

    This paper reports action research intended to advance intercultural learning and pedagogy within teacher preservice education. Northern Ireland (NI) student teachers returning from teaching abroad and students from abroad training in NI shared views upon pedagogical practices, identified features supportive of inclusive teaching and assessed the…

  8. Student Perspectives on Intercultural Learning from an Online Teacher Education Partnership

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    Sauro, Shannon

    2016-01-01

    This study reports on intercultural learning during telecollaboration from the perspective of student participants in a five-country online teacher education partnership. The student perspectives reported here were drawn from one intact class in the partnership, five students who completed this partnership as part of a sociolinguistics course in a…

  9. Intercultural Communicative Competence in the Context of the European Higher Education Area

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    Coperias Aguilar, Maria Jose

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we analyse the close relationship between the European higher education area (EHEA), the common European framework of reference for languages and intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and show how the implementation of ICC in foreign language teaching can become an essential tool to acquire the full achievement of the EHEA.…

  10. A Survey of Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education in China

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    Wang, Liang; Coleman, James A.

    2009-01-01

    In all educational contexts, technological developments and changes in pedagogical theory mean that any picture of current practice and attitudes must be dynamic. In many countries, the learning outcomes of foreign language courses now include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), although the precise model for teaching ICC varies even…

  11. Making Intercultural Communicative Competence and Identity-Development Visible for Assessment Purposes in Foreign Language Education

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    Houghton, Stephanie Ann

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on an action research case study conducted at a university in Japan, which explored how student identity-development can be made visible in potentially assessable ways through materials design in intercultural communicative competence (ICC)-oriented foreign language education. It suggests that identity-development can be…

  12. Live Theatre: A Dynamic Medium for Engaging with Intercultural Education Research

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    Nelson, Cynthia D.

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, I discuss live theatre as a highly effective and dynamic medium for facilitating meaningful engagement with research on intercultural education. I make the case that ethnographic, or research-based, theatre can productively showcase challenging social issues and the sometimes confusing, poignant and humorous complexities of…

  13. Identity, "Acting Interculturally" and Aims for Bilingual Education: An Example from China

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    Feng, Anwei

    2009-01-01

    In major texts on bilingualism and bilingual education, one often finds such notions as biculturalism, multiculturalism, pluralism or interculturalism that are used interchangeably as concepts--as opposed to monoculturalism or cultural assimilation--to address political and sociocultural dimensions in language learning and teaching. Recently, some…

  14. Beyond Acculturation: Political "Change", Indigenous Knowledges, and Intercultural Higher Education in Mexico

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    Perez-Aguilera, Dulce Abigail; Figueroa-Helland, Leonardo E.

    2011-01-01

    This article critiques the evolution of higher education in Mexico in light of the political "change" that led to the establishment of Intercultural Universities (IUs) for Indigenous communities. We argue that the "change" touted by the post-2000 regime isn't as profound or beneficial as claimed. Although IUs embody valuable…

  15. Fostering the Intercultural Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education: Metaphors and Challenges in the Japanese Context

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    Whitsed, Craig; Volet, Simone

    2011-01-01

    The sustainability of many Japanese institutions of higher education is dependent on the injection of large numbers of foreigners. This requires addressing the intercultural dimensions of internationalisation. In this article, the authors contrast the literature on internationalisation in Japan ("kokusaika") with the Anglo-European…

  16. 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…

  17. Intercultural Education and the Global-Local Context: Critiquing the Culturalist Narrative

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    Bash, Leslie

    2012-01-01

    Theory and practice in intercultural education remain problematic as they continue to reflect the tensions between universalistic and particularistic agendas. Particularism is manifested in a culturalist narrative which is mired in a failure to subject relativistic postmodernism to adequate critique. At the same time, universalism is frequently…

  18. THE BILINGUAL INTERCULTURAL APPROACH AND ITS IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF INDIGENOUS EDUCATION: CASE STUDY

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    2014-01-01

    This study presents the results of a systematic evaluation of the implementation of the Bilingual Intercultural approach (EIB) in indigenous primary education and its impact on the quality of education, in the dimensions of equity, relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of education; in two indigenous regions of Mexico, with a comparative approach between the cases studied. The study is qualitative descriptive-explanatory section; the evaluation model CIPP (Context, Input, Process and Produc...

  19. Can digital education be an education in collaboration and interculturality?

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    2014-01-01

    International audience; Nowadays, teachers have to educate children in the use of digital technologies. They have to meet new pedagogical imperatives: knowing how to manage and create information, communicate, participate in networks and exchange views. In order to do this, our pupils need new skills in order to become "global citizens", able to understand the cultural diversity surrounding them. The specificity of the iTEC project, on which our study is based, centres on the evolution of the...

  20. Intercultural Citizenship Education and Accountability. An Insight from the History of School Subjects

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    Full Text Available The international organizations that set the agenda for educational policies have incorporated among their principles the desirability of intercultural education. The current Spanish legislation (LOMCE has accordingly done so, at least as a mere formality. At the same time, however, it has instituted an accountability regime based on standards and external standardized assessments. We wonder if such a «regime» actually encourages or deters intercultural citizenship education. Since this law is not yet fully operational in Spain, this article seeks evidence through an original historical analysis of two British curriculum projects, interrupted by the implementation of a similar institutional arrangement in England after the approval of the Education Reform Act in 1988.

  1. Promoting African Music and Enhancing Intercultural Understanding in Teacher Education

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    Joseph, Dawn; Hartwig, Kay

    2015-01-01

    Australia is a culturally diverse nation. The Arts provide a pathway that contributes to the rich tapestry of its people. Tertiary music educators have the responsibility to provide opportunities to effectively prepare and engage pre-service teachers in becoming culturally responsive. The authors discuss the importance and need to include guest…

  2. Intercultural Education in Physical Education: Results of a Quasi-Experimental Intervention Study with Secondary School Students

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    Grimminger-Seidensticker, Elke; Möhwald, Aiko

    2017-01-01

    Background: Due to migration processes, cultural diversity and strangeness are becoming characteristics of modern society. The competence to handle this heterogeneity--the so-called intercultural competence--is a key competence for all children and youths. Sports and physical education (PE) are often considered as a particular field for enhancing…

  3. "El proyecto PARTEA: una experiencia educativa para el desarrollo del diálogo intercultural en Europa" [PARTEA project: an educational experience to develop intercultural dialogue in Europe

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    Juan Rafael Hernández Bravo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN:El proyecto PARTEA (Padres y Profesores: compañeros en el diálogo intercultural ha sido una experiencia educativa desarrollada en siete países de Europa (España, Dinamarca, Reino Unido, Bélgica, Grecia, Turquía y Rumanía, cuyo objetivo principal ha sido el de identificar y desarrollar métodos en el ámbito escolar para mejorar el diálogo intercultural entre padres de las culturas minoritarias y profesores de los diferentes países europeos participantes en este proyecto. Este proyecto ha sido financiado por el Programa de Aprendizaje Permanente de la Comisión Europea y se ha llevado a cabo durante los cursos académicos 2009 y 2011. Durante el periodo en el que se desarrolló la experiencia, se comprobó la necesidad de mejorar el diálogo intercultural entre los miembros de las comunidades educativas, constatándose que el acercamiento entre padres de diferentes culturas y profesores contribuía al incremento de dicho diálogo. De esta manera, el proyecto ha supuesto también una oportunidad para el intercambio de buenas prácticas educativas entre docentes y el establecimiento de nuevos canales de comunicación e interacción con las familias de diferentes culturas en el marco de una Europa culturalmente diversa.ABSTRACT:The PARTEA project (Parents and Teachers: Partners in intercultural dialogue has been an educational experience developed in seven European countries (Spain, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Greece, Turkey and Romania, whose main objective was to identify and develop methods in schools to improve intercultural dialogue among parents of minority cultures and teachers from the different European countries participating in this project. This project, which was funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, was carried out during two academic years, between 2009 and 2011. Throughout the life-time of the project, we found the need to improve intercultural dialogue among the members of

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

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

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    Fidel Molina

    2013-04-01

    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, 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.

  7. INTERCULTURE AND EDUCATION – FROM NATIVES TO FOREIGNERS

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    Valdo Barcelos

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this text we will approach issues related to the processes of interculturality, indigenous peoples and the “Being Foreigner Feeling”. We will seek to show that the issue of the “foreigner” being goes a lot further than the geographical matters we thought a while ago. Today, with the facility of access to information, through the internet or the transportation facilities, the geographical barriers can be easily overcome. That being said, the sense of the term foreigner has been changed. We realized that being a foreigner has a lot more to do with the way of being, of feeling, than to territorial aspects and a determined place. In this perspective, the centrality of this text is to reflect about the cultural processes that took the natives of this land of Pindorama (Indians to feel foreigners in their own lands.

  8. Pedagogia decolonial e educação antirracista e intercultural no Brasil Decolonial pedagogy and anti-racist and intercultural education in Brazil

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    Luiz Fernandes de Oliveira

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O texto situa-se no âmbito da pesquisa "Multiculturalismo, Direitos Humanos e Educação: a tensão entre igualdade e diferença", que vem sendo desenvolvida desde 2006, tendo como um de seus principais objetivos analisar a problemática da educação intercultural no contexto latino-americano. No percurso investigativo realizado, foi privilegiada a produção do grupo Modernidade-Colonialidade, por seu potencial crítico para a discussão das relações entre interculturalidade, relações étnico-raciais e educação no Brasil. Em primeiro lugar, é feita uma breve análise dos principais conceitos que fundamentam as reflexões desse grupo. Em seguida, são apresentadas as noções de pedagogia decolonial e interculturalidade crítica. Por último, são discutidas possíveis confluências entre as propostas da pedagogia decolonial e intercultural e as das "Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais para a Educação das Relações Étnico-Raciais e para o Ensino de História e Cultura Afro-Brasileira e Africana".This text falls within the scope of the research field known as "Multiculturalism, Human Rights and Education: the tension between equality and difference", which has been developed since 2006, having as one of its objectives the study of issues related to intercultural education in Latin America. In the research process, special emphasis was given to the production of the "Modernity/Coloniality" working group for its critical potential in the discussion of the relationship between interculturality, ethnic-racial relations and education in Brazil. Firstly, a brief analysis of the main concepts, which are the basis of their work, is carried out. Then, the notion of decolonial pedagogy and critical interculturality is presented. Finally, the possible intersections between the propositions of decolonial and intercultural pedagogy and the National Curriculum Guidelines for the education of Ethnic-racial relations and for the teaching of Afro

  9. Nursing educator perspectives of overseas qualified nurses' intercultural clinical communication: barriers, enablers and engagement strategies.

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    Philip, Susan; Manias, Elizabeth; Woodward-Kron, Robyn

    2015-09-01

    To understand the intercultural communication experiences and associated communication training needs of overseas qualified nurses in the Australian healthcare system from the unique perspectives of nurse educators teaching in accredited bridging programmes. Overseas qualified nurses are an integral part of the nursing workforce in migration destination countries. Communication training needs are more complex when there are cultural, ethnic and language differences between nurses, other health professionals and patients. A qualitative, exploratory research design using semi-structured interviews. All (nine) organisations involved in conducting the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency approved preregistration bridging programmes for overseas qualified nurses within the state of Victoria, Australia, were involved in the study. Participants were 12 nurse educators employed in these organisations. Thematic analysis was undertaken. Three macro themes emerged about the overseas qualified nurses' intercultural communication: (1) pre-existing barriers and enablers to intercultural communication, for example, nurses' reluctance to engage in communicative strategies that build rapport with patients, (2) transitional behaviours and impact on communication, including maintenance of perceived cultural hierarchies between health professionals and (3) development of communicative competence, including expanding one's repertoire of conversational gambits. The findings point to the domains and causes of communication challenges facing overseas qualified nurses in new healthcare settings as well as strategies that the nurse educators and nurses can adopt. Communication cannot be merely regarded as a skill that can be taught in a didactic programme. Comprehensive understanding is needed about the sociocultural dimensions of these nurses' orientation, which can impact on how they communicate in their new healthcare settings. The findings can act as triggers for discussion

  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. Racism and Ethnocentrism: Social Representations of Preservice Teachers in the Context of Multi- and Intercultural Education

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    Nicole Carignan

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Using a constructivist inquiry paradigm, the authors attempted in their content analysis to understand the social representations on race and ethnocentrism of preservice secondary teachers studying in an urban university in a Midwest city in the United States. Although social representations can be understood as something in which our participants deeply believe, this study suggests that racial and ethnocentric biases should be examined in the context of multi- and intercultural education. The authors favor a way of revisiting taken-for-granted ideas toward traditional, liberal, and critical or radical multiculturalism. They argue for the recognition not only of the differences and diversity of students (multicultural perspective but also of the way in which teachers understand, communicate, and interact with them (intercultural perspective.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

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    Julia eFleckman

    2015-09-01

    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.

  15. Evaluation of Bilingual Intercultural Approach in Indigenous Primary Education: Case Study in the Indigenous Region Los Altos, Chiapas

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    José Viveros-Márquez

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the EIB (Bilingual Intercultural approach, by its acronym in Spanish in an elementary indigenous school located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. This school is characterized by the cultural and linguistic diversity represented by the integration of teachers, students and parents of tseltal and tsotsil origin. We use the evaluation model CIPP (context, input, process and product and complemented it with school ethnography, using semi-structured interviews (director and supervisor, participant observation (classroom sessions, focus group interviews to teachers and parents and a sociolinguistic questionnaire to students. The theoretical framework retrieves the core theoretical elements of the EIB, by reviewing and analysing bilingual education, bilingual bicultural education (biculturalism, pedagogical interculturalism and the intercultural bilingual approach. The main findings of this study show that, in practice, intercultural bilingual indigenous education has not transcended the bilingual dimension (the indigenous language teaching. Interculturalism is not yet clearly integrated in the speech nor in the educational practice of the studied school. The EIB implementation is still limited and responds to sociocultural, linguistic, political, educational and teacher training conditions that characterize the local educational context and are not favorable to enhance the effective implementation of the EIB in the primary school.

  16. "Not All of Us Finns Communicate the Same Way Either": Teachers' Perceptions of Interculturality in Upper Secondary Vocational Education and Training

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    Itkonen, Tuija; Talib, Mirja-Tytti; Dervin, Fred

    2015-01-01

    This article examines teachers' perspectives on interculturality and diversity within the context of upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) in Finland. Increasing diversity in VET education challenges teachers' sense of interculturality and their readiness to interact with and treat the "other" fairly. Compared to other…

  17. QUALITY AND INTERCULTURAL ASPECTS IN ROMANIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

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    Maria DĂRĂBANT

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    Full Text Available Quality has always been one of the most important objectives in Romanian education at all levels, crossing through and uniting the whole process. Even the multiple changes taking place in this field, some not very inspired, let alone inspirational, are, perhaps, the very proof of genuine preoccupation towards bettering things, which means basically a preoccupation towards quality. The paper focuses on some qualitative aspects in the Romanian tuition system from a multicultural perspective provided by both Romanian and foreign students studying together in ASE. The data was collected by means of questionnaires and direct observation during Business English seminars.

  18. Universities as spaces for engaging the other: A pedagogy of encounter for intercultural and interreligious education

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    Gill, Scherto

    2016-08-01

    Internationalisation of Higher Education coupled with students' mobility across the globe in the 21st century has led to universities in many countries having to deal with an unprecedented flow of human diversity. Such diversity can become a potential source of conflict due to increased "otherness", but at the same time, it also presents an ideal lifelong learning opportunity for engaging the other through intercultural and interreligious education. This paper begins with a literature review, exploring the challenges of international higher education and the opportunities it offers in fostering intercultural and interreligious dialogue and deeper engagement across values, beliefs, world views, habits of mind and ways of being. The review highlights that on the one hand, rich diversity and otherness within universities can easily be built up in so-called educated individuals as givens and therefore be treated with insensitivity or indifference. On the other hand, diversity can evoke the possibility for the exchange of thoughts, values and world views, sharing experiences, engaging with each other's foreignness, and making the encounter a real enrichment and transformation. Next, using the narrative of a case study about conflicts within an international students' residence, the author illustrates the necessity of encounter and engagement with otherness as decisive avenues for intercultural learning and interreligious understanding. Through a further analysis of the case study, she establishes that pedagogical strategies formulated around encounter, dialogue and engagement should be integrated into the students' life at international universities so that they serve to bridge religions, cultures, world views and other differences, thus creating a sustainable culture of dialogue and peace. The paper concludes by suggesting a few key elements which seem useful for implementing a pedagogy of encounter in both formal and informal lifelong learning settings.

  19. New Directions in Intercultural Early Education in Australia

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    Miller, Melinda; Petriwskyj, Anne

    2013-01-01

    Early education in Australia encompasses both early education and care (ECEC) and the early years of school. Educational approaches to cultural and linguistic diversity have varied not only by sector but also by jurisdiction based on distinct curriculum frameworks and policies. In Australian early education, provision for cultural and linguistic…

  20. ¿Puede un modelo educativo intercultural combatir la discriminación y la xenofobia? Can an intercultural education model combat discrimination and xenophobia?

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    Moisès Esteban Guitart

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo que nos proponemos en el siguiente texto es ofrecer una reflexión, desde la psicología cultural, perspectiva teórica desde la que hablamos, alrededor de la interculturalidad como práctica institucionalizada y, por lo tanto, creadora de significados y relaciones. Para ello se exploran algunas producciones narrativas de estudiantes indígenas y mestizos de la Universidad Intercultural de Chiapas (UNICH alrededor de la discriminación y de su experiencia, antes y después, de participar en dicho escenario sociocultural. Realizamos doce entrevistas en profundidad (historias de vida a seis mestizos y seis indígenas de dicha universidad. Según el análisis de los significados que emergen en las entrevistas exploradas, interpretamos concluyendo que el contexto de relaciones que se da en la UNICH fomenta la conciliación de los puntos de vista tradicionalmente enfrentados entre indígenas y mestizos a través de la apropiación de un discurso intercultural. In this article we present a qualitative study conducted with six indigenous and six mestizos from Intercultural University of Chiapas. The aim of the study is to exemplify the mutual perception between different ethno-linguistic groups, as well as the possible change occurred after the admission to the University. That is, opinions about the other group after and before entering the University. We conclude that a higher education intercultural model can promote mutual understanding and relationship between indigenous and mestizos and thus combat prejudices and stereotypes.

     

     

     

     

     

  1. Saberes y conocimientos indígenas en la formación de profesores de educación intercultural Indigenous knowledge in the process of teachers training in intercultural education

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    Daniel Quilaqueo Rapimán

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza la interacción entre saberes indígenas y conocimientos científicos en la formación de profesores de educación intercultural. La formación de profesores, en este caso, se lleva a cabo bajo la forma de encuentro de culturas de sociedades diferentes, entre formadores y estudiantes que pertenecen a las culturas occidental y mapuche. Los saberes indígenas están insertos tanto en prácticas y técnicas de trabajo como también en actividades sociales cuya eficacia depende de las relaciones entre las personas que participan. Por otro lado, los conocimientos científicos dependen de criterios experimentales o formales de cientificidad, donde no existe saber sin una práctica discursiva definida que conforma hipótesis científicas, teorías y leyes. Se analiza la cultura como un campo comunicacional que organiza un conjunto de actitudes cuyas significaciones exteriorizadas en los códigos de conducta o de expresión son interiorizadas en la memoria y en los intercambios simbólicos. En tanto, lo intercultural implica una apertura a establecer relaciones con el Otro. En consecuencia, se reestablece un pluralismo de valores y relaciones de interdependencia entre esos valores o entre los sistemas y los individuos. La interculturalidad es una innovación que propone una lectura diferente del mundo.This article analyzes the interaction between indigenous knowledge and western science in teacher training of intercultural education. This is developed in terms of culture encounters of different societies between trainers and students who belong to Western and Mapuche cultures. Indigenous knowledge is provided in either working techniques and practices or in social activities in which its efficiency depends on the relationship among people who participate. On the other hand, Western science depends on experimental or formal criteria of scientificity where knowledge does not exist without any definite discursive practice

  2. "I Find It Odd That People Have to Highlight Other People's Differences--Even When There Are None": Experiential Learning and Interculturality in Teacher Education

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    Dervin, Fred

    2017-01-01

    This article examines the role of experiential learning in developing intercultural competences in the context of teacher education in Finland. Local and foreign students studying to become teachers were asked to write five short narratives each about meaningful intercultural encounters they experienced prior to enrolling in an intercultural…

  3. The value trade-off in higher education service: A qualitative intercultural approach to students’ perceptions

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    Danni Li

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    Full Text Available Purpose: Higher Education Institutions have become a highly competitive market, where consumers (i.e. students are highly involved in their choices, and managers need to focus on competitive edges. This paper aims to understand the factors that influence student choice behaviour and fulfil student expectations of customer value in higher education institutions (HEIs. Design/methodology/approach: with qualitative information (focus groups collected from international students of several universities in Spain, Britain and China, the paper investigates the formation of customer value, as a trade-off between benefits and costs. This qualitative approach aims first at assessing this particular service through the concept of value through verifying both the positive and negative dimensions of HE, and second, to comment on the intercultural aspects of this dual approach to higher education consumption. Findings: the results show different levels of benefits: the functional value generally comes from infrastructures and good teachers that offer abundant practical experiences. The benefits from quality education also derived from teamwork with the colleagues who possess equal academic strength. Social benefits come from experiences outside the academic environment, working with people from different cultural backgrounds who have different perspectives. Emotional rewards come from University reputation and relationships with instructors. Costs of time and effort are differently seen across programs and vary widely upon nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Practical implications: since the competitive environments are fast becoming more and more complex added to the fact that it changes rapidly and dynamically, to concentrate on a few key elements are most important to the organizations survival. Different values of customers in different countries suggest that the strategy used by the corporation in a certain country, may not be apply to another

  4. HUMANITARIAN EDUCATION IN ASPECT OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE OF THE CRIMEA

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    Full Text Available The article analyses the humanitarian education as a representative sphere of cultural creativity in the Crimean polyethnic space. Under conditions of contact zone of dominant macroethnoses, the Crimean Turkic people and Crimean Slavs, the system of education should be orientated not only to harmonisation of inter-ethnic relations but mainly to consolidation of nation, creation of integral polyethnic cultural space.

  5. Europeanising Intercultural Education: Politics and Policy Making in Cyprus

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina

    2010-01-01

    Historically, education policy making has been interwoven with the nation-building project. However, the centrality of the nation state in education policy making has been constrained by a wide range of new socio-political and economic phenomena that relate to European integration. This article explores the ways in which European education…

  6. Maturity and Interculturality: Chinese Students' Experiences in UK Higher Education

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    Gu, Qing

    2009-01-01

    Increasing global competition for students has witnessed an ever more rapid internationalisation of higher education. In the case of the UK, there has been a major influx of Chinese students to British universities since the launch of the British Government's long-term worldwide educational campaign in 1999. Drawing upon evidence from an extensive…

  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

    2017-01-01

    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. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Daruganora: a model for inclusive inter-cultural education

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    Kristina Everett

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an introduction to a new model for inclusive practice in education. It sprang from a 2010 Learning and Teaching Fellowship which called for strategies to address the under representation of Indigenous and other low Socio Economic Status groups in higher education in Australia. We have since realised that it can be adapted and developed in a wide range of other contexts and could be relevant in many other countries. A monograph publication

  11. The interactional consequences of 'empowering discourse' in intercultural patient education.

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    Crawford, Tonia; Roger, Peter; Candlin, Sally

    2017-03-01

    Patient education is an important part of nurses' roles; however the inconsistent quality of communication skills, including those of registered nurses (RNs) from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, risk patient safety. Empowerment in patient education has been found to influence patients' self-efficacy and participation in decision-making. Discourse analysis of a whole interaction is used in this paper to trace the consequences of patient education where empowering discourse is displayed by an RN from a CALD background. Ethnographic techniques of participant observation and audio recordings of naturally occurring interactions between nurses from CALD backgrounds and their patients were conducted and analysed using interactional sociolinguistic (IS) and theme oriented discourse analytic approaches. The interactional consequences of the nurse's empowering approach are readily observable in the data. The RN addresses the patient's education needs through a respectful encounter that illustrates the patient's active involvement. Examining the interactional consequences of empowering discourse demonstrates its effectiveness, and illustrates how empowering behaviour can be integrated into patient education, thus offering an alternative to traditional approaches. Greater awareness of how to use empowering discourse will offer an alternative and consistent approach that enables nurses to facilitate patient-centred education. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Intercultural Education. Does working with different or differences?

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    Juan Bello Domínguez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the context of the Educative Politic formulated in the international scope by the Multilateral Organisms (Jomtiem, 1990; Salamanca, 1994; Dakar, 2000, it´s been emphasized the moral and political obligation of attend also the social groups that express and manifest social, cultural, economic, politic, and physical different characteristics, that a democratic society requires. The sociocultural and educative necessities of the groups raised in thisforums, were postulated from the dialog between the inclusion and theinterculturality , for guarantee the access to all the educative services available to society, “assuring” the resources for socialize, grow without losing their identity and been incorporated to socioeconomic processes. The persistent social, cultural, economic, and educative gaps, showed the number of people that lives in poverty and, the unequal distribution of the wealth; those gaps has been transformed in serious deficiencies, moreover of delay the democratization of the societies processes. However more tan been a relative marginal issue to the integration of the students in the regular educative system, the debate focuses in how to transform the educative systems and the knowledge environments for giving an answer to the differences of the students and not to the attention of the different.

  13. 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…

  14. Professional Training of Future Teachers in Foreign Countries in Terms of Intercultural Interaction of Educational Space Objects

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    Desyatov, Tymofiy

    2015-01-01

    The problem of professional training of teachers in foreign countries in terms of intercultural interaction of educational space objects has been studied in the paper. It has been stated that the current stage of human civilization development which is defined as the transition to a knowledge society, is characterized by qualitatively new…

  15. "Us and Them": Towards Intercultural Competence among Jewish and Arab Graduate Students at Israeli Colleges of Education

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    Lev Ari, Lilach; Mula, Walid

    2017-01-01

    The present study aims to examine the impact of encounter between two different ethnic groups, Jews and Arabs, of Israeli first-year graduate students who study in four colleges of education, on the development of their intercultural competence: (1) knowledge regarding the "other," (2) change in attitudes and behavior towards the other,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. Building Intercultural Citizenship through Education: A Human Rights Approach

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    Stavenhagen, Rodolfo

    2008-01-01

    This article analyses the challenges posed by traditional ethnic and linguistic minorities in multicultural states and more specifically the problems faced by indigenous peoples and communities. Their educational and cultural needs and demands are increasingly being framed in the language of human rights, based on the expanding international legal…

  19. Research-related intercultural higher education in satellite geodesy

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    Mayer, M.; Heck, B.; Krueger, C. P.

    2009-04-01

    In order to improve the education of young researchers (master degree, PhD, PostDocs) a cooperation between the Department of Geomatics (DGEOM), Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba (Brazil) and the Geodetic Institute (GIK), University Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe (Germany) was established which now exists since more than five years. The joint venture is actually called "PROBRAL: Precise positioning and height determination by means of GPS: Modeling of errors and transformation into physical heights" and focuses on research and education within the field of satellite geodesy. PROBRAL is funded by the Brazilian academic exchange service CAPES and the German academic exchange service DAAD. The geodetic aim of the research project is to validate and improve the quality of 3d positions derived from observations related to satellite navigation systems like GPS. In order to fulfill this ambitious goal sustainably, research has to be carried out in close cooperation. At the same time, e.g. to guarantee continuous success, a coordinated education has to be ensured. Besides technical education aspects key competences (e.g. language, capacity for teamwork, project management skills) are trained. Within the presentation the lessons which were learned from this project are discussed in detail.

  20. Diversity and Intercultural Communication in Continuing Professional Education.

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    Ziegahn, Linda

    2001-01-01

    Responds to common myths about workplace diversity: (1) there is not much diversity in the workplace; (2) the way business is done is neutral; and (3) it is the responsibility of minority cultures to adapt to the dominant culture. Suggests responses for continuing professional educators. (JOW)

  1. Tilting at the Windmills of Intercultural Education in the North.

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    Koenig, Del M.

    Efforts of Native organizations, coordinated through the National Indian Brotherhood, resulted early in 1973 in acceptance by the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs of the policy paper, "Indian Control of Indian Education", which legally gives Indian, Metis, and Inuit people control over their own schools. The paper explains the…

  2. Intercultural Interpretations: Making Public Relations Education Culturally Relevant

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    Chia, Joy

    2009-01-01

    Public relations educators delivering courses to international students find that each cohort of students interprets and understands public relations theory and its application to practice according to their respective cultures. The premise of this paper is to reflect on some of the interpretations and expectations of public relations students…

  3. Intercultural education for citizenship in complex societies. Summary of the International Conference on Intercultural Education for citizenship.

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    Barbara Guidetti

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Summary of the International Conference held on 15 and May 16, 2009 in Verona. An event planned at the end of a Research Project of National Interest (PRIN designed to detect and promote the practices of education for democratic citizenship in Italian schools, following the guidelines of the Council of Europe on Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC and using the methodologies proposed in the "Tool for Quality Assurance of EDC in schools".

  4. 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

    2015-07-01

    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.

  5. Tables of contextual cognition: a proposal for intercultural research in science education

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    Baptista, Geilsa Costa Santos

    2017-09-01

    The goal of this paper is to propose tables of contextual cognition as a tool for research and a model to facilitate the intercultural dialogue on science education in schools. The proposal arose from a qualitative case study, involving the use of tables of compared cognition in biology classes in a Brazilian public school. The results indicate that these tables helped students to understand relationships of similarities and differences between their previous knowledge and scientific knowledge and, equally, to delimit the original context and applicability of each of these ways of knowing. However, I perceived the need to expand these tables to gain a new meaning for the practical purposes of research and culturally sensitive science teaching. Finally, tables of contextual cognition considering these changes are proposed and I discuss the possible implications for teaching and research in science education.

  6. 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.

  7. Interculturality and Education in Argentina from a Comparative Perspective

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    Gabriela Novaro

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available This article compares two different research cases, one carried out in Mbyà Guaraní villages in northwestern Argentina, and the other in a Buenos Aires city suburban site inhabited by Bolivian migrants. Despite the differences, both groups live in situations of poverty and displacement, wager on identity continuity, and present profound discontinuities in terms of generational transmission. Focusing on family and community spaces, we rebuild the meanings of practices strongly related to identity processes that are transmitted to children and youngsters. We also observe the tensions between these practices and educational expectations, and current school mandates.

  8. Teaching as Improvisational Experience: Student Music Teachers' Reflections on Learning during an Intercultural Project

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    Westerlund, Heidi; Partti, Heidi; Karlsen, Sidsel

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative instrumental case study explores Finnish student music teachers' experiences of teaching and learning as participants in an intercultural project in Cambodia. The Multicultural Music University project aimed at increasing master's level music education students' intercultural competencies by providing experiences of teaching and…

  9. Developing Intercultural Competence and Global Citizenship through International Experiences: Academics' Perceptions

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    Trede, Franziska; Bowles, Wendy; Bridges, Donna

    2013-01-01

    International education is a key priority for Australian universities, government and employer groups. For students, an international professional experience is uniquely placed in providing opportunities for developing intercultural learning, intercultural competence and global citizenship. Employers see graduates with international experiences as…

  10. Intercultural Education Series. Some Perspectives on Inter-America.

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    De Armond, Louis; And Others

    This publication of the Programa de Educacion Interamericana builds upon the overall cultural base on Latin America presented for the teacher in SO 001 424 by providing additional information for understanding past and present events. It also presents, in general view, the development of music, literature, and art. A third dimension is introduced,…

  11. The Introduction of Bilingual Intercultural Education in Mexico

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    Aoki, Toshio

    2009-01-01

    The Mexican Constitution was amended in 1992 to provide that Mexico has a pluricultural composition which began with and continues to include indigenous peoples. Furthermore, the new Constitution revised in 2001 made a provision for the recognition of their autonomy, as well as the respect of their cultures and rights. The government, which previously had aimed to integrate the nation by creating a "homogeneous culture", redefined Mexico as a pluricultural nation, and started to seek national...

  12. Developing Entrepreneurial Skills. An Educational and Intercultural Perspective

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    Ramona – Diana Leon

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The research aims to determine how the economic and business administraton facultes within the European Union member states are contributng to the development of students’ entrepreneurial skills. Therefore, a case study strategy is employed which concentrates on the most important business schools from the European Union member states; thus, 267 syllabuses from 21 higher educaton insttutons are identfed and analyzed. The results prove that European business schools manage to develop most of the required entrepreneurial skills among their students. Their graduates are both task and people oriented. On the one hand, they value performance, are capable of solving problems and taking calculated risks. On the other hand, they know how to communicate and collaborate within a team. Besides, it may be stated that the analyzed educatonal programs are combining the “about entrepreneurship” approach with “for entrepreneurship” perspectve; they focus on developing cognitve, functonal, and behavioral competences by combining lectures with actve learning techniques. These actons are infuenced by cultural specifcity and have an impact on a country’s capacity to be a top performer, in terms of entrepreneurship development. These fndings have both theoretcal and practcal implicatons. On a theoretcal level, they extend the literature regarding the development of entrepreneurial skills by providing concrete informaton about the skills on which the academic curricula focus. On a practcal level, they provide valuable insights regarding the skills that the future entrepreneurs will have; these will infuence their behavior in a business environment no mater whether they will choose to be the owner of a business or an enterprising employee.

  13. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, TERRITORIALITY AND INTERCULTURALITY, FROM THE SUSTAINABLE TO THE ‘GOOD LIVING’ IN LATINOAMÉRICA

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    Liberio Victorino-Ramírez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available There have been recently known new theoretical proposals with a territorial and intercultural focusing and without qualifying development. What we mean with this, is that is not the market what has to be supported, neither the production, nor the economy; what it has to be sustainable and lasting, is the length of life. The world vision of one of the most important flows in Latin America consists in this: the holistic and constructivist vision of the Red Nuevo Paradigma (Souza and Victorino 2010. The aim of this article is to make a synthesis of the evolution of the theories of environmental education, territory and interculturality and development, through a documentary review, from the most traditional theories such as environmental education for conservation until the most recent of the environmental education for sustainability, including ingredients such as the integral endogenous development and for ‘the good living’, from the Latin America perspective to build a political and educative proposal based on the environmental education for the sustainability in the superior education, in the intercultural context with a territorial focusing.

  14. Intercultural conflict styles: literature review

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    Batkhina A.A.

    2017-10-01

    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.

  15. THE BILINGUAL INTERCULTURAL APPROACH AND ITS IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF INDIGENOUS EDUCATION: CASE STUDY

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    José Viveros-Márquez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study presents the results of a systematic evaluation of the implementation of the Bilingual Intercultural approach (EIB in indigenous primary education and its impact on the quality of education, in the dimensions of equity, relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of education; in two indigenous regions of Mexico, with a comparative approach between the cases studied. The study is qualitative descriptive-explanatory section; the evaluation model CIPP (Context, Input, Process and Product and Shinkfield Stufflebeam (1987 was applied. It also appealed to the school ethnography, for data collection techniques of participant observation (class sessions focus group (teachers and parents, and semi-structured interview (managers and supervisors of each indigenous region. The results show that the EIB has had a limited impact on the quality of education; associated internal and external factors of each school and context; shape in the lack of effectiveness of the EIB in elementary school that significantly reduces the outcomes achieved by the indigenous teachers and education regarding bilingualism, multiculturalism and educational quality.

  16. 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

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    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.

  17. Internationalization of the Higher Education Classroom: Strategies to Facilitate Intercultural Learning and Academic Success

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    Crose, Brian

    2011-01-01

    The number of students studying abroad is continuing to grow, which allows for intercultural learning to take place while forming cross-cultural relationships. This intercultural understanding plays a vital role as businesses begin operating in the global marketplace where cross-cultural relationships and understanding are needed. International…

  18. Mobility as an Intercultural Training Agenda: An Awareness-Raising Programme for Youth Workers and Educators

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    Davcheva, Leah

    2011-01-01

    This self-study intercultural learning resource has been created for facilitators of mobility programmes for young people. It helps youth facilitators to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face the mobile young people they work with. Users explore the intercultural aspects of the "mobility" phenomenon from…

  19. Children's Perceptions of the Impact of Participation in an Intercultural Educational Programme

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    Hua, Zhu; Jiang, Yan; Watson, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the self-perceptions of sixteen 11-year-old UK children who took part in intercultural "Villages" organised by an international children's charity. The analysis of the data shows that only a short-term increase in Intercultural Communicative Competence was reported by the children immediately after the Village. The…

  20. 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…

  1. Enhancing the Intercultural Effectiveness of Exchange Programmes: Formal and Non-Formal Educational Interventions

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    Almeida, Joana; Fantini, Alvino E.; Simões, Ana Raquel; Costa, Nilza

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines how the addition of intercultural interventions carried out throughout European credit-bearing exchange programmes can enhance sojourners' development of intercultural competencies, and it explores how both formal and non-formal pedagogical interventions may be designed and implemented. Such interventions were conducted at a…

  2. Studying the role of intercultural competence in language teaching in upper secondary education in the Canary Islands, Spain

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    Richard Clouet

    2012-01-01

    Since the early 1990s, there has been a growing interest in the cultural dimension of foreign language education, and teachers today are expected to promote the acquisition of intercultural competence in their learners. The present study aims to investigate the role of culture in the teaching of foreign languages and particularly the interrelationship of language and culture in the process of learning/teaching English as a foreign language in an increasingly multicultural society like that of...

  3. Teacher training in multicultural educational institutions and vulnerable. Base to build inclusive and intercultural citizenship

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    Iván Manuel Sánchez Fontalvo

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Education for an inclusive and intercultural citizenship has recreate in all educational institutions, since the nature of the sociocultural reality in their daily requests for urgent manner the formation of competent citizens to interact with diverse individuals and groups that make and build local, political and cultural communities. It is within reach mutual exchange of goods and cultural values, based on the active promotion of respect and interdependence, allowing the development of projects that benefit the common good, which together different people involved. It is necessary, point and carry out processes of teacher training in their own institutions which are dimensional development of critical judgment to problems hindering social welfare, allowing sensitize people towards assume e introspecten suspicion and evidence of marginalization and exclusion. In this altruistic line is required to learn or awaken the ability to identify the voices of people and groups involved in the processes of social injustice and sociocultural, economic and educational backwardness, be flexible and put us alongside them in their emancipation justified in the research standing reach their dignity and freedom.

  4. The Role of Intercultural Education in Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding

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    Senad Bećirović

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In today's globalized world mono-cultural societies have been gradually disappearing. A trend towards the creation of multicultural societies began in 1960s. Migration, the impact of globalization and modern technology played decisive role for the creation of multicultural societies. For instance, new multicultural societies were forced by the virtue of new conditions to engage themselves with others. Therefore, people were purposefully trained for quality communication and peaceful coexistence with societies that possessed different cultural traits. For this purpose, the number of international institutions has adopted documents, which became the backbone of new education policy. Therefore, the school systems began to work intensively on the promotion of intercultural values ​​among young people. Schools had to curb all forms of intolerance, discrimination, segregation, xenophobia and racism. Yet nowadays many multicultural nations encounter with difficulties in holding together multicultural diversity and in establishing harmonious interpersonal relationships. Therefore this paper deals with multiculturalism and the role of the education system in fostering cross-cultural understanding. If multiculturalism is accepted as an asset not as a burden, with its proper utilization within the education system, multicultural nations would inevitably continue to benefit from their diversity.

  5. 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)

  6. Education-Game Planning of Primary School Children as a Means of Intercultural Competence and European Identity

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    Viktoria Manita

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Education-game planning is considered as technology of education in collectivist behavior models. The article justifies in collectivist behavior models. The article justifies the reasonability of the basic result value, educational game creative project, based on contemporary scientific views about essence of given technology. The success of such project in the aspect of intercultural primary school children’s competence formation and European identity is considered through the prism of two criteria: subjective and objective novelty. The article highlights basic results of experimental investigation carried out among Bulgarian, Romanian and Ukrainian national schools in Danube region.

  7. [Health and indigenous peoples in Brazil: the challenge of professional training and continuing education of workers in intercultural contexts].

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    Diehl, Eliana Elisabeth; Pellegrini, Marcos Antonio

    2014-04-01

    This article discusses training and continuing medical education for indigenous health workers and health professionals in indigenous health under the guidelines of the Brazilian National Healthcare Policy for Indigenous Peoples, which is currently behind schedule and incomplete as part of the official government agenda. Based on inter-sector proposals for health training by the Ministries of Health and Education, the article highlights the case of indigenous healthcare, emphasizing that government initiatives in this area still need to incorporate the concept of continuing education, a powerful tool for fostering intercultural dialogue and orienting health practices.

  8. The education form the moral autonomy in the intercultural school La educación para la autonomía moral en la escuela intercultural

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    Eduardo S. Vila Merino

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Normal.dotm 0 0 1 119 681 Universidad de Salamanca 5 1 836 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} This paper tries to offer elements for the reflection concerning the need of the education for the moral autonomy in the school and the pedagogic capable beginning to bearing in mind from the intercultural perspective. For it there is realized a theoretical and conceptual positioning concerning the education for the moral autonomy and the ethics as modal of the same one, to enter in the reality of the multicultural school and the challenge that involves this education for the moral autonomy in a culturally diverse context, which supposes one of the big challenges in the development of the intercultural education in the educational centers and a mechanism for the development of civic intercultural competences, as well as for the prevention, management and resolution of the conflicts inside the educative community. Normal.dotm 0 0 1 120 687 Universidad de Salamanca 5 1 843 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso

  9. How Transformational is Irish Healthcare Education?: Exploring the Role of Intercultural Competence Learning for Practising Health Professionals

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    Catherine Spencer

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Research shows that intercultural competence has become increasingly important in the education of health professionals. Policy discourses also construct health professionals in increasingly complex and changing work environments as reflective and culturally competent practitioners. Few studies in the Irish context, however, have examined either the nature of the transformative learning implied or the means by which the shifts towards more culturally competent practice might be pursued and achieved. This case study examines evidence from a course designed to challenge health professionals’ understanding of intercultural competence and to guide them in their own examination and implementation of changes and shifts in practice. The study also suggests a number of effective teaching strategies within a framework for transformative learning.

  10. Management of multilingualism and indigene teaching for an intercultural bilingual education in Argentina

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    Virginia Unamuno

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Current paper presents the first outcome of an ongoing sociolinguistic research on bilingual intercultural education (EIB in Argentina. The aim of this study is to identify some elements for an account of the role of language in the social process that involves native people by highlighting the manner in which language usage participate in the struggle for material resources and how social representations and linguistic ideologies are involved in the unequal distribution of resources among indigene groups and in the maintenance of social inequalities. The case of a population that called El Algarrobo has been analyzed. Native young people are trained as teachers and gradually incorporated in schools of the region. In such a process the educational institutions define the roles for native teachers and the place of languages. Results show that the management of languages is linked to the process of social struggle where languages have a key role. The conception of bilingualism, the assessments of native teachers with a competence of Spanish and classroom language practices evidence the distance between meanings in official discourses on EIB in Argentina and the meaning EIB has in day-to-day practice in the classroom and in the school.

  11. Her/Him, Them, and Me: Using a Three-Perspective Format in Elementary Social Studies Methods to Promote Intercultural Education Initiatives

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    Casey, Erin M.

    2016-01-01

    Intercultural education, focused on understanding, respecting, and engaging in dialogue among and about different cultures (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2006) adds to multicultural educational efforts by addressing diverse needs in learning and teaching students. This paper argues for focus on…

  12. 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

  13. 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

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    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

  14. 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

  15. Integrating Telecollaboration for Intercultural Language Acquisition at Secondary Education : Lessons Learned

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    The TILA project originated from the need to explore whether and how telecollaboration affects language learning processes for communication, intercultural understanding and motivation of youngsters learning foreign languages at secondary schools and to empower teachers to pioneer meaningful

  16. Providing Continuing Education for International Nurses.

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    Case, Debra L

    2015-10-01

    In an increasingly globalized world, providing continuing education (CE) for nurses is becoming a more common opportunity for U.S. educators. It is important for educators to provide CE programs in a culturally competent and sensitive environment. The challenges involved include effective communication, appropriate teaching methodologies, contextually appropriate content, and awareness of cultural-specific needs and customs. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.

  17. Developing Interethnic and Intercultural Competencies - Aims and Syllabus in the Context of Elementary Education Students in Republic of Macedonia

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    Rozalina Popova-Koskarova

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Тhe main goal of our theoretical research was to show how much the syllabus allow development of awareness about the diversities and development of life values in multiethnic and multicultural environments. In that context, we established the goal to analyze the objectives and the content of the syllabus of the most relevant subjects regarding multicultural and intercultural education: Introduction to society and Society for grades I – V. Having in mind that in Macedonia there are different cultures, religions, traditions and languages, it is necessary to develop competencies to show respect for the diversities and to develop the multicultural awareness of the students at the earliest age. On the other hand, globalization, as a characteristic of the modern age, increasingly imposes the need to develop the intercultural awareness and competencies of the students as well. The interethnic (multicultural as well as intercultural competencies are especially important from several aspects: firstly, as a result of the need to overcome stereotypes and prejudices still present in our society, and secondly, to develop values in children, and especially empathy in students.

  18. 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…

  19. 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

  20. Interculturalism: Theory and Practice. Seminar (Limbourg, Belgium, April 14-15, 1987). The CDCC's Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."

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    Cammaert, Marie-France

    As follow-up to a five-year Council for Cultural Cooperation project on migrants, a seminar and roundtable discussion on the theory and practice of intercultural education in Europe is presented. Seminar participants include educators and administrators from Belgium, West Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden as well as a representative from the…

  1. Intercultural Constellations in Adult Education: Observations on the State of Anglo-German Relations before and after the First World War.

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    Friedenthal-Haase, Martha

    1993-01-01

    A literature review of adult education and Anglo-German connections, 1880-1933, showed that interculturality played an essential role in identity formation at the interface of culture and politics. Adult education developed as an autonomous area of international communication between British and German citizens despite political realities. (SK)

  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. Professional Training of Future Teachers in Foreign Countries in Terms of Intercultural Interaction of Educational Space Objects

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    Desyatov Tymofiy

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The problem of professional training of teachers in foreign countries in terms of intercultural interaction of educational space objects has been studied in the paper. It has been stated that the current stage of human civilization development which is defined as the transition to a knowledge society, is characterized by qualitatively new requirements to the development of education. It has been noted that despite some cultural-and-historical differences in the development of Ukraine and countries of the European Union, functional similarity of national systems of teachers’professional training enables the usage of European experience in future teachers’ training. The role of teachers in the modernization of European education has been emphasized. It has been stated that in the professional training theory and practice significant experience has been accumulated which can form the basis for modernization of future teachers’ training for intercultural interaction of the educational process objects. Major trends in this area have been revealed. Scientific approaches and paradigms have been defined.

  4. Teachers’ Beliefs and Intercultural Sensitivity

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    Leutwyler Bruno; Mantel Carola

    2015-01-01

    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...

  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. 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)

  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. Piecing the Puzzle: A Framework for Developing Intercultural Online Communication Projects in Business Education

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    Crossman, Joanna; Bordia, Sarbari

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a framework based on lessons learnt from a recently completed project aimed at developing intercultural online communication competencies in business students. Design/methodology/approach: The project entailed collaboration between students and staff in business communication courses from an…

  9. New Reflections on Mirror Neuron Research, the Tower of Babel, and Intercultural Education

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    Westbrook, Timothy Paul

    2015-01-01

    Studies of the human mirror neuron system demonstrate how mental mimicking of one's social environment affects learning. The mirror neuron system also has implications for intercultural encounters. This article explores the common ground between the mirror neuron system and theological principles from the Tower of Babel narrative and applies them…

  10. How Can Intercultural School Development Succeed? The Perspective of Teachers and Teacher Educators

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    Kiel, Ewald; Syring, Marcus; Weiss, Sabine

    2017-01-01

    The large number of newly arrived individuals from other countries, particularly of young people, has had an enormous impact on the school system in Germany. The present study investigated requirements for successful intercultural school development. The study used investigative group discussions, where the groups were composed of teachers and…

  11. Evolving Ideologies of the Intercultural in Australian Multicultural and Language Education Policy

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J.

    2009-01-01

    Australia's language and multicultural policies have constructed the intercultural dimension of Australian identity and practice in a number of different ways relating to different community groups. This paper traces the evolution of multicultural policy from the 1970s until the present through the main national policy documents in order to…

  12. Developing a Portfolio of Intercultural Competences in Teacher Education: The Case of a Finnish International Programme

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    Dervin, Fred; Hahl, Kaisa

    2015-01-01

    The concept of intercultural competences is contested, although it is omnipresent in varied fields of research and practice. Its assessment is also questioned: how can it be done? By whom? When? Should assessment be summative or formative-or both? In order to be able to assess anything, learning and teaching objectives must be clear, coherent, and…

  13. Deflating the "Confucian Heritage Culture" Thesis in Intercultural and Academic English Education

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    O'Dwyer, Shaun

    2017-01-01

    This paper develops an interdisciplinary critical perspective on the concept of "Confucian Heritage Cultures" (CHC), used in intercultural and English language teaching theory to explain the supposed culturally distinct learning habits, expectations and schemas many Asian students bring to academic classrooms in English-speaking…

  14. Educação escolar e o multiculturalismo intercultural: crítica a partir de Simone de Beauvoir School education and the intercultural multiculturalism: critique from Simone de Beauvoir

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    Full Text Available O objeto de crítica deste artigo diz respeito a uma das perspectivas teóricas presentes no atual debate educacional: o multiculturalismo crítico ou intercultural. Analisamos o caráter sedutor do seu discurso para a educação escolar. A partir da contribuição teórica de Simone de Beauvoir, desvelamos que, apesar de seu ideal democrático, essa perspectiva desqualifica a escola e a intervenção dos professores, além de esfacelar o currículo escolar.This article approaches one of the theoretical perspectives of the contemporary educational debate: the critical or intercultural multiculturalism. It is here analysed the seductive character of its discourse for school education. Based on Simone de Beauvoir's theoretical contribution, this paper points out that, despite its democratic intentions, the critical or intercultural Multiculturalism disqualifies the school and the teachers' intervention, besides damaging the school curriculum.

  15. Building communities through performance: emerging approaches to interculturality.

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    Parent, Roger

    2009-08-01

    Changing definitions of culture are modifying approaches to intercultural education and training. This paper outlines the principal features of these emerging models for innovation and capacity building in communities. Semiotics provides a theoretical frame for the interdisciplinary analysis of research on cultural competency, especially regarding recent studies on "cultural intelligence", performance and creativity. Interdisciplinary research on cultural literacy is shifting from cultural knowledge to intercultural know-how. This know-how translates into the individual's capacity to innovate and illustrates the influence of culture on individual and group performance. Research on cultural intelligence, performance and creativity provides promising new models for capacity building in communities. These approaches constitute a synthesis of previous research on cultural competency and provide new avenues for innovative social action through intercultural exchange.

  16. Students' Intercultural Development through Language Learning in Vietnamese Tertiary Education: A Case Study on the Use of Film as an Innovative Approach

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    Truong, Le Bach; Tran, Ly Thi

    2014-01-01

    Vietnam's open-door policy, its socialist-oriented market economy, recent growth in cross-border education and skills mobility, regionalisation and globalisation have created an increasing demand for Vietnamese graduates to develop not only their English language but also their intercultural competence. This paper discusses the issue of student…

  17. Intercultural Bilingual Educational Policies for Transnational Indigenous Communities: School Experiences of the Wichí-Weenhayek People on the Argentinean-Bolivian Border

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    Gates, Zaynab; Román, Diego X.; del Rosal, Karla

    2016-01-01

    Utilizing Ruiz's (1984, 1995) language orientation and language policy work, this ethnographic study compared two intercultural bilingual education (IBE) schools located in two Wichí-Weenhayek communities on both sides of the Argentinean-Bolivian border. We examined Wichí-Weenhayek and non-Indigenous teachers' profiles, teacher-student…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. Linking Trajectories: On-Line Learning and Intercultural Exchanges

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    Levinson, Nanette; Davidson, Kaitlin E.

    2015-01-01

    There has been tremendous growth both in study abroad and intercultural exchange options in the United States and also in on-line learning options in higher education. Reviewing 91 cross-cultural experiences with at least one type of formal on-line component, this paper provides an overview and categorization of these offerings as well as a…

  1. 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.

  2. The Relationships Among Personality, Intercultural Communication, and Cultural Self-Efficacy in Nursing Students.

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    Chan, Joanne Chung-Yan; Sy, Po Yi

    2016-12-01

    The demand for nurses to provide transcultural nursing care is rising. However, little is known about the relationships among the dimensions of nurse personality, intercultural communication, and cultural self-efficacy in the provision of this care. The aims of this study were to examine the associations among personality, intercultural communication, and cultural self-efficacy in nursing students and to compare intercultural communication and cultural self-efficacy between first-year and third-year nursing students. One hundred twenty-six Chinese students completed a questionnaire that consisted of three scales that were designed to measure intercultural communication, cultural self-efficacy (cultural concepts, transcultural nursing functions, and cultural knowledge related to South Asians), and personality, respectively. Intercultural communication correlated positively with the three subscales of personality, agreeableness (r = .22, p students in terms of intercultural communication, self-efficacy in knowledge of cultural concepts, self-efficacy in the skills needed to perform key transcultural nursing functions, or self-efficacy in the cultural knowledge related to South Asians. Personality assessments should be included in the nursing student recruitment process. Furthermore, nurse educators should focus greater attention on enhancing the cultural self-efficacy and intercultural communication skills of their students.

  3. 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…

  4. Intercultural Sensibility in Online Teaching and Learning Processes

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    Torras, Eulalia; Bellot, Andreu

    2017-01-01

    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…

  5. 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....

  6. 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…

  7. POLITENESS IN REQUESTS: SOME RESEARCH FINDINGS RELEVANT FOR INTERCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS

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    Aura CODREANU; Alina DEBU

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The major aim of this article is to analyze the relationship between indirectness and politeness in requests. The research project supporting the findings of the paper was undertaken in order to find out to what extent politeness and indirectness are viewed as overlapping or mutually excluding categories by Romanians compared to other nationalities, such as the British and the Hebrew. Another inherent goal of the paper is to provide an example of the socio linguistics instruments that can be employed in the investigation of the differences and similarities likely to emerge in intercultural encounters. Thus, we believe that only through similar research undertaken in the fields contributing to the emerging field of interculturality one can actually trespass the theoretical assumptions and move on to the identification of the right tools and means through which intercultural discourse to be approached at a pragmatic level and thus better understood and taught in educational establishments.

  8. 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.

  9. CONTINUING EDUCATION TEACHER OF INDIGENOUS AND NON-INDIGENOUS MEDIATED SOCIAL NETWORK ON THE INTERNET: A PERSPECTIVE INTERCULTURAL

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    Maria Cristina Lima Paniago Lopes

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    Full Text Available This research aims to analyze continuous training of teachers indigenous and non-indigenous, mediated by a social network on Ning called Internet under an intercultural perspective. This social network has come up as a virtual community as they have been established emotional ties, webs of connections and relationships between its participants. This is a qualitative research and collaborative in the sense that the experiences of researchers and teachers are valued and shared within a social context. The results show that participants in the group continuing of education, despite their difficulties using the technology itself and with little technological infrastructure, they see these virtual spaces as a possibility for new discoveries, creations and knowledge production, not forsaking the customs, traditions and their own culture.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

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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 ...

  13. O discurso curricular intercultural na educação de jovens e adultos e a produção de subjetividades The intercultural curriculum discourse in the education of youngsters and adults and the production of subjectivities

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    Rosângela Tenório de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available O discurso pela interculturalidade, ao contrapor-se às formas homogeneizadoras de diferentes processos educativos, apresenta uma vontade de poder-saber e problematiza experiências dominantes de currículos monoculturalistas, ao mesmo tempo em que produz subjetividades multidimensionais de classe, gênero, raça, etnia, geração. Sob o enfoque da análise foucaultiana do discurso, desenvolveu-se um estudo sobre o eixo pedagógico e as regras de normalização da formação discursiva da interculturalidade no campo da educação de jovens e adultos, com vistas a analisar os enunciados que conformam o sujeito da interculturalidade. Para tal análise, foram selecionados, no discurso pela interculturalidade, enunciados que delineiam modos de abordar as práticas de objetivação do ser jovem e adulto na sociedade e em relação a si próprio, isto é, enunciados que indicam processos de governamentalidade - técnicas de si - dos sujeitos da educação. Examinou-se o jogo de poder-saber subjacente às verdades apresentadas no discurso pela interculturalidade, as quais afirmam o cidadão coletivo e/ou multicultural. Em relação à produção de subjetividades no discurso curricular, pode-se considerar, a partir de uma perspectiva nietzscheana, que, ao dizer-se da interculturalidade em substituição à homogeneização cultural, diz-se também daquilo que se é.The discourse for interculturality, by going against the homogenizing forms of different education processes, describes a will to power-knowledge and problematizes dominant experiences of monoculturalist curricula, whilst producing multidimensional subjectivities of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and generation. Under the approach of the Foucauldian analysis of discourse, a study was developed here of the pedagogical line and rules of normatizing of the discursive formation of interculturality in the field of the education of youngsters and adults, with a view to analyze the statements that

  14. Intercultural competence in medical education - essential to acquire, difficult to assess.

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    Hamilton, John

    2009-09-01

    Determining student acquisition of intercultural competence (awareness, skills, knowledge and attitudes) is necessary in medical courses. However, addressing students' learning needs and developing effective tools to measure development of intercultural competence is challenging. Where this is done inadequately, skills may be overlooked or simplistic, one dimensional notions of culture be reinforced. This article examines aspects of the OSCE station development process, raising questions about how and when to assess acquisition of IC in undergraduate medical courses. It cautions against development of assessment tools which may lack authenticity and require students to engage in interactions which are unnatural. It argues for skills consistent with IC to be viewed as part of, and not separate from, the broad spectrum of skills which are a feature of any sensitive and appropriate doctor-patient interaction. Finally it advocates careful consideration of the optimum time to assess students' capacity to demonstrate IC in their interactions with patients, peers and staff, suggesting that this should come in later rather than earlier years, following theoretical, experiential and reflective learning.

  15. Perspectives on the Formation of Indigenous Teachers for an Intercultural Teacher Education in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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    Morales, Manual Rios; Caballero, Juan Julian

    2002-01-01

    Provides a philosophical/theoretical contextualization of how two movements (the Zapatista social mobilization uprising and the constitutional reforms and state decrees on education, culture, and customs) impacted the formation of Indigenous Teachers in Mexico, examining the considerations needed and pitfalls encountered by social activists,…

  16. Intercultural communication

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    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.

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

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      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...

  18. 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.

  19. Audiences and Providers of Distance Education

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    Nazarinia Roy, R. Roudi; Schumm, Walter R.

    2011-01-01

    As noted by Moore (2007, xxiii), the fifth section of the second edition of the "Handbook of Distance Education" focused on "some of the main consumers and suppliers of distance education programs," including elementary and secondary education, community colleges, universities, the corporate sector, continuing professional…

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Educacion intercultural

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    2005-01-01

    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...

  3. 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…

  4. La superación del profesorado en educación intercultural: una propuesta para la universidad cubana actual / Teacher’s upgrading on intercultural education. A proposal of the cuban contemporary university

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    Cabrera Ruiz, Isaac Iran

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La internacionalización de la cultura como rasgo de la época actual enfrenta a los sistemas educativos ante el antagonismo dialéctico de la tendencia a la universalización de la cultura, de los valores y de la producción, frente al particularismo y a la reivindicación de las especificidades de grupo, etnia o nación. Diferentes modelos y proyectos, representativos de las sociedades particulares a las que se dirigen, y fundamentadas desde diversas posturas filosóficas, han intentado dar respuesta a la atención a la diversidad cultural desde la educación. En ellos es reconocida la preparación del profesorado para asumir la demanda intercultural.El artículo presenta un diplomado para la superación en educación intercultural del colectivo pedagógico del año académico, dirigido a la formación del profesorado, utilizando como vía la superación profesional en la forma organizativa básica en la educación superior cubana, para derivar las estrategias de la carrera universitaria y desarrollar la dirección educativa. La propuesta se caracteriza por su flexibilidad, vínculo con las tecnologías de la información, contextualización, y que es concebida desde la semipresencialidad como modalidad. Propuesta que es el resultado de una investigación realizada en la Universidad Médica de Villa Clara entre los años 2006 y el 2007.Abstract: Culture internationalization as a distinctive trait of the contemporary epoch faces the educational systems to the dialectical antagonism of the trend to universalize culture of values and production versus individuality and the specificities of ethnic groups or nations. Different representative models and projects from distinct societies to which they are directed derived from different philosophical assumptions, have tried to give an answer to cultural diversity from the educational institutions due to the recognized formation of its staff members to cope with intercultural demands. In this

  5. 'Education for Democracy': A New Analysis of an Example of Intercultural Influence.

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    Fretloh-Thomas, Sigrid

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    Examines the attempts by the British to democratize post-war Germany through educational reform focusing on the controversy over 're-education' as opposed to 'educational reconstruction' as applied to German universities and their connection to adult education. Highlights approaches towards educational policy and cultural assumptions. Indicates…

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

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    Liu Kai Li

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    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.

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

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    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.

  8. 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…

  9. The Challenge of Providing Gifted Education

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    Sharon Dole

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    Full Text Available Introduction to Volume 4, No of Global Education Review Although there is a lack of universal consensus on a definition of giftedness there is some agreement that giftedness involves multiple qualities, not just intellectual ones. Gifted education programs vary both among and within countries and who is served in these programs depends largely on the definitions used. The topics explored in this issue include perceptions and policies of gifted education in cultures and countries across the globe; the presumed dichotomy of equity and excellence in countries as different in ideologies as the United States and China; underrepresentation of culturally diverse students, a problem that has plagued the field for decades; gifted education in rural communities; and using a virtual environment for students to pose and share mathematical problems.

  10. Competencies in Community Instructors who Provide Service to the Indigenous Peoples of the State of Chiapas

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    Marcela Georgina Gómez Zermeño

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    Full Text Available This article shows the results of an exploratory-descriptive study on intercultural competencies in community instructors of the National Council for Educational Development (CONAFE providing service in the Modality of Educational Attention to the Indigenous Population (MAEPI in the region of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. It describes the historical background of Indian education in Mexico, and the contributions to community education, and develops concepts regarding intercultural education and intercultural competencies. The research methodology adopted a mixed method based on a non-experimental, trans-sectional and naturalistic ethnographic design of convergent triangulation. The conclusions outline the need to strengthen teacher training so as to build an educational model that would fully incorporate the intercultural approach.

  11. THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN INTERCULTURAL FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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    Durrotul Mas'udah

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    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.

  12. Researching Identity and Interculturality

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    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....

  13. CREATIVE PRACTICES IN DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE

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    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.

  14. 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…

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

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

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    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…

  16. Intercultural Communication and Teaching Russian to International Students at Language Summer Courses

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    provides not only a strong uptake of linguistic material by international students and considerable improvements in their level of proficiency in the Russian language, but also a significant enhancement of the intercultural competence of the trainees on the basis of a variety of teaching techniques and active intercultural communication of international students with native Russian language speakers when working in tandem. The practical significance of the study is determined by the fact that the proposed approach to Russian as a foreign language teaching may find wide applicatio n in the training of foreigners at language summer courses; research perspectives are determined by the continuous development of this form of education and the increased importance of intercultural compete nce in the practice of cultural interaction.

  17. Globalizing English through Intercultural Critical Literacy

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    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...

  18. Manuel Quintín Lame’s intercultural educational project, social development and social configurations in Colombia at the early 1900’s

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    Richard Ducón Salas

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    Full Text Available This paper picks up the discussion on Norbert Elias’ social development concept, as a theoretical model which may contribute to the sociologic and historical studies on indigenous peoples in Latin America. Highlighting the case of Manuel Quintín Lame in Colombia, overcoming the traditional visions of social scientists and aiming at new cognitive instruments is suggested here, in order to achieve a reading in the light of notions of figuration, process continuity and intercultural education. The aim is to go beyond the genealogic explanations with the subsequent search of alternatives in process sociology.

  19. Benchmarking Intercultural Communication Competence Assessment Tools for ESP Teaching

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    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 ...

  20. 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

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    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…

  1. Intercultural Competence: Another Challenge

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    Norma Barletta Manjarrés

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    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.

  2. A interculturalidade no cotidiano educativo de professores do ensino médio / Interculturality in the educational day-to-day of teachers in high school

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    Gilberto Ferreira da Silva

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    Full Text Available Por intermédio de narrativas de professores do ensino médio de escolas públicas da Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre, este texto busca capturar marcas e ações pedagógicas queperpassam o cotidiano do fazer educativo. Na análise das entrevistas, sustentado por um perscrutar do discurso produzido pelos professores, procura-se localizar expressões culturais que permitam dar sustentação à construção de uma proposta de educação intercultural, compreendida como processo carregado de intencionalidade em um dado contexto constituído multiculturalmente. Preconiza-se que tais expressões possam, na potencialização da diferença, reconhecer e valorizar a diversidade constitutiva da realidade escolar em meios populares. Esse processo desencadeia resultados híbridos e fluidos, configurando outras produções culturais compreendidas sob a égide da interculturalidade.Abstract The present work aims to capture, by means of the speech of high school teachers from public institutions of the Great Porto Alegre metropolitan area, marks and pedagogical actions that pervade the educational day-to-day practice. The analysis of the interviews - which tries to carefully read the discourse produced by the teachers - seeks to locate cultural expressions which would support the developing of an intercultural education proposal, understood here as a process charged with intentionality in a given multiculturally-constituted context. What is claimed here is that the afore mentioned speeches - by potentializing the differences - may recognise and value the intrinsicdiversity of the reality of a school in (suburban environments. Such process triggers mixed and fluid results, constituting other cultural productions which are included under the title 'Interculturality'.

  3. Integrating Intercultural and Communicative Objectives in the Foreign Language Class: A Proposal for the Integration of Two Models

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    Borghetti, Claudia

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    The "intercultural turn" of the 1990s brought about the introduction of the terms "Foreign Language Education" and "Intercultural Foreign Language Education" (IFLE) in place of "language teaching". These terms broaden the aims of language education to include students' intercultural competence (IC),…

  4. The Significance of the Interculturally Competent School Psychologist for Achieving Equitable Education Outcomes for Migrant Students

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    Lanfranchi, Andrea

    2014-01-01

    This article examines procedures and processes that result in the over-referral of migrant students to separate special education programmes and, as a consequence, their exclusion from general education. The particular focus is on the role of the school psychologist in this process. The empirical study is a comparison of Swiss teachers' and school…

  5. Intercultural and Media Literacy: Global Tendencies in Metacontent of Teacher Education in Latvia

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    Belousa, Inga; Stakle, Alnis

    2010-01-01

    Under the influence of processes of globalisation, higher education in the countries of Europe, including Latvia, has been reshaped, restructured, re-evaluated and reoriented towards the establishment of a European higher education area. New issues have emerged at both the content and metacontent level, the most significant of which are…

  6. The Perceptions of High-Level Officers in Cyprus about Intercultural Education and Their Underlying Assumptions

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Neophytou, Lefkios; Angelides, Panayiotis

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    Since 2004, the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus has launched an educational reform. The Ministry highlighted Cyprus' participation in the European context and, by extension, the turning-into-multicultural character of the Cypriot society as the most important reasons, which necessitated such a reform. This paper seeks to examine the…

  7. EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AS A FACTOR OF QUALITY IN AN INTERCULTURAL UNIVERSITY

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    Ivan Noel Alvarez Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Education is taken by international organizations as a variable to measure the economic development of a country, where through its investigative, cooperative activities and social partnership with the higher education sector is called to make a contribution of new roads for a better future of the society. In this context education management is analyzed as the main problems facing Indigenous Autonomous University of Mexico (UAIM to reach the levels of educational quality standards required by the Secretary of Higher Education, through this article we examine the educational management in its four dimensions: pedagogical, organizational, community and administrative, as well as the articulation of these to improve the functioning of the institution. The methodology has a descriptive approach we consider the most appropriate to analyze significant aspects of educational management. For this purpose, a questionnaire was applied to 25 workers UIAM results being obtained that shows that 75.% Have perceived the benefits that educational management within the daily activities of the institution.

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

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    Richards, Claire A; Doorenbos, Ardith Z

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    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.

  9. "La competencia intercultural en el plan de estudios de Graduado en Maestro de Educación Infantil en la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha" [The intercultural competence in the curriculum design of teacher in early childhood education in Castilla-La Mancha

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    Pedro Gil Madrona

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN:El presente artículo pretende analizar y describir el diseño del plan de estudio del título de Grado de Maestro(a en Educación Infantil. Para conocer su contribución, en la formación de la competencia intercultural de los futuros maestros. Se llevó a cabo una revisión de las concepciones del pensamiento del profesorado, el modelo de formación por competencia, y la competencia intercultural. A partir de estos referentes, se realizó el análisis de contenido al plan de estudio, explorando las dimensiones cognitiva, emotiva y pedagógica de la competencia intercultural, en los objetivos, competencias generales, los módulos, las materias, competencias específicas, contenidos y en las estrategias. Se describieron y representaron los resultados, evidenciándose que en el plan de estudio, no está explícita la competencia intercultural, que han de alcanzar los futuros maestros, no se considera el carácter transversal y globalizado de dicha competencia en las asignaturas, detectándose insuficiencias formativas. Finalmente se plantea una propuesta de innovación didáctica orientada a la puesta en práctica del proceso formativo, y al diseño del plan de estudio. ABSTRACT:This research aims to analyze and describe the curriculum design of Teacher (a in Early Childhood Education, to know to what extent contributes to the formation of intercultural competence. To know to what extent it contributes to the formation in the intercultural competence. To achieve it, it was made a review of teachers' conceptions of thought, training and competency, and intercultural competence. A content analysis was carried out, from the cognitive, emotional and pedagogic dimension, following the structure of the curriculum design: its goals, general competences, modules, matters, subject, content and strategies. Were Described and presented results, it was found out that the intercultural competence which the teachers-to-be have to get is not explicit

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

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    Grimminger, Elke

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    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…

  11. 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"…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Assessing Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: Existing Research and Future Directions. Research Report. ETS RR-16-25

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    Griffith, Richard L.; Wolfeld, Leah; Armon, Brigitte K.; Rios, Joseph; Liu, Ou Lydia

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    The modern wave of globalization has created a demand for increased intercultural competence (ICC) in college graduates who will soon enter the 21st-century workforce. Despite the wide attention to the concepts and assessment of ICC, few assessments meet the standards for a next-generation assessment in areas of construct clarity, innovative item…

  15. Providing Educationally Relevant Occupational and Physical Therapy Services

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    Laverdure, Patricia A.; Rose, Deborah S.

    2012-01-01

    As defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, occupational and physical therapists provide services to support students to access, participate, and progress in their educational program within the least restrictive educational environment. Educationally relevant occupational and physical therapy services in school…

  16. 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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    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

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

  19. Beyond the Story Itself: Narrative Inquiry and Autoethnography in Intercultural Research in Higher Education

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    Sheila Trahar

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    Full Text Available STENHOUSE's (1981 differentiation between research on education and research in education contributed much to the development of practitioner research in educational settings, yet exemplars of university teachers researching their own practice are rare. Even rarer, in spite of pleas from "international students" for reciprocal dialogue with local academics and students to recognise the value of many different realities and knowledges (KOEHNE, 2006, are practitioners who reflect critically on the personal and professional impact of cultural diversity in higher education (BRUNNER, 2006. In this article, I critique how a narrative inquiry paradigm supported and challenged me to explore different realities and knowledges about learning and teaching in a UK higher education context in my doctoral research with postgraduate students from many different cultures. Practitioner research is, inevitably, an iterative process—research and practice are inextricably linked and continuously evolving. Thus, through the autoethnographic exploration of my own practice, my "subject positions, social locations, interpretations, and personal experiences" continue to be examined "through the refracted medium of narrators' voices" (CHASE, 2005, p.666, glimpses of which will be seen as the article unfolds. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0901308

  20. How Are We to Understand the "Intercultural Dimension"? An Examination of the Intercultural Dimension of Internationalisation in the Context of Higher Education in Australia

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    Crichton, Jonathan; Scarino, Angela

    2007-01-01

    The internationalisation of education has become a major focus of international, national and institutional attention, reflected in a substantial and expanding literature on how internationalisation is manifested, how it might be promoted, its implications for areas such as government policy, strategic planning and management, educational quality,…

  1. Educación, interculturalidad y ciudadanía Educacão, interculturalidade e cidadania Education, interculturality and citizenship

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    Juan Cornejo Espejo

    2012-03-01

    cultural e diversidade. Isto é, a escola deveria promover uma "cidadania intercultural", que não é outra coisa que uma cidadania consoante com a democracia pluralista que inclui a diversidade cultural. Ela supõe o recíproco reconhecimento igualitário de todos os sujeitos de direitos capazes de participação política que convergem no espaço público como espaço de todos, sobre o que gravitam as instituições da democracia. Uma das condições básicas da educação intercultural é que todos os processos devem ser contextualizados e elaborados conjuntamente com todos os agentes. Assim, a educação intercultural não só deveria plasmar-se naqueles estabelecimentos com presença de estudantes de origens ou sensibilidades diversas, senão que deveria constituir-se numa necessidade indispensável, evitando a homogeneização cultural. Pois a grande tarefa das novas gerações deveria ser aprender a viver não só num mundo tecnológico em permanente transformação, senão ser capazes, ao mesmo tempo, de manter e renovar nossas culturas locais; além de ser crítico com as crenças e modos de ser próprios.The struggle between the own identity and that one which comes from diffuse transnational system, interrelated and interdependent seems to be the hallmark of the new Latin-American scenarios due to globalization. In this context of tensions, one of the great challenges of educational activities should be the creation of a citizenship as an area of participation, in such a way to reconcile cultural identity and diversity. That is, the school should promote an "interculturality citizenship" which is not another thing that a consonant citizenship with the pluralist democracy which includes the cultural diversity. It implies a mutual recognition of all the subjects of rights, capable of political participation which converges in public space as space of all on which gravitate the institutions of the democracy. One of the basic conditions of the intercultural

  2. Competencia intercultural de estudiantado de educación superior: Un estudio en la Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla. Colombia) / Intercultural Competences of higher education students at Universidad del Norte

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    John Cano Barrios; Carmen Ricardo Barreto; Francisco Del Pozo Serrano

    2016-01-01

    ... (La Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla), donde existe gran diversidad multicultural y pluriétnica. El objetivo general es analizar el nivel de desarrollado de la competencia intercultural de estudiantado virtual en los programas de grado...

  3. Developing Intercultural Adaptability in the Warfighter: A Workshop on Cultural Training and Education

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    an evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation must be clear: to make decisions, to get feedback, to have relevancy, or to use in marketing . The value...principles of instruction. Education Technology, Research, and Development, 50, 43-59. Orvis, K., Horn, D., & Belanich, J. (2006). Videogame -based

  4. Scientific and Cultural Knowledge in Intercultural Science Education: Student Perceptions of Common Ground

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    Gondwe, Mzamose; Longnecker, Nancy

    2015-01-01

    There is no consensus in the science education research community on the meanings and representations of western science and indigenous knowledge or the relationships between them. How students interpret these relationships and their perceptions of any connections has rarely been studied. This study reports student perceptions of the meaning and…

  5. Promoting Sustainable Development through Whole School Approaches: An International, Intercultural Teacher Education Research and Development Project

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    Shallcross, Tony; Loubser, Callie; Le Roux, Cheryl; O'Donoghue, Rob; Lupele, Justin

    2006-01-01

    This paper focuses on a British Council funded Higher Education Link project involving three institutions--Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK and two South African institutions, the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Rhodes University. The link is a research and development project that has three main research strands:…

  6. From Inclusion to Integration: Intercultural Dialogue and Contemporary University Dance Education

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    Robinson, Danielle; Domenici, Eloisa

    2010-01-01

    It was not until the 1980s, more than half a century after modern dance became the centre of university dance programmes, that dance educators began writing about diversity issues. While some authors have addressed the importance of diversifying curricula and others have written specifically about classes they re-visioned in a more multicultural…

  7. The Application of General Education and Intercultural Communication in a "News-Listening" Class

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    Wang, Tiao

    2014-01-01

    General education (GE) is a new fashion in Chinese university courses, as can be seen by the fact that a GE curriculum has been set in several high-ranking universities in China recently. These courses include knowledge of history, arts, science, society, law and medicine, etc., and require English as the bridge between Chinese cultures and…

  8. Intercultural Philosophy and Education in a Global Society: Philosophical Divides Are Dotted Lines

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    Schepen, Renate

    2017-01-01

    This paper is concerned with ways to make our education system more inclusive, to stimulate a more tolerant and democratic attitude among students, and to equip them to deal with complex issues in our society. Trying to understand and master plural viewpoints is more effective than applying the mainstream western perspective to relate to a…

  9. Intercultural Philosophy and the Nondual Wisdom of "Basic Goodness": Implications for Contemplative and Transformative Education

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    Eppert, Claudia; Vokey, Daniel; Nguyen, Tram Truong Anh; Bai, Heesoon

    2015-01-01

    Radical personal and systemic social transformation is urgently needed to address world-wide violence and inequality, pervasive moral confusion and corruption, and the rapid, unprecedented global destruction of our environment. Recent years have seen an embrace of intersubjectivity within discourse on educational transformation within academia and…

  10. Moving out of Conflict into Reconciliation--"Bildung" through Philosophical Dialogue in Intercultural and Interreligious Education

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    Helskog, Guro Hansen

    2014-01-01

    The empirical basis of this article is the reconciliation process in a destructive conflict between students of different cultural and religious backgrounds in upper secondary education in Norway. The Dialogos approach to dialogical philosophizing was tried out through an action research process in order to bring about reconciliation, letting the…

  11. Face-to-Face Contact in Blended Learning for Intercultural Education: The Role of Teachers

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    Austin, Roger; Rickard, Angela; Reilly, Jacqueline

    2017-01-01

    In societies experiencing or emerging from conflict, teachers often deliver educational programmes designed to build community cohesion. We report on research which examined teachers' views of the implementation of a programme involving both face-to-face and online contact between pupils. Findings suggest that this blended approach is highly…

  12. "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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Provider documentation of patient education: a lean investigation

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    Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The study evaluates how providers give patient education materials and identifies improvements to comply with Meaningful Use (MU requirements. Methods: Thirty-eight patient-provider interactions in two health care outpatient clinics were observed. Results: Providers do not uniformly know MU patient education requirements. Providers have individual preferences and find gaps in what is available. Accessing and documenting patient education varies among providers. Embedded electronic health record (EHR materials, while available, have technical access barriers. Conclusions: Providers’ EHR skills and knowledge levels contribute to non-standardized patient education delivery.

  18. 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...

  19. Yes, You Can!: A Critical Questions Approach for Developing and Incorporating Intercultural Sensitivity Efforts into ANY Classroom

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    Osborne, Randall

    2016-01-01

    The educational literature has blossomed with information on becoming interculturally sensitive (e.g., Bennett, 2004, 2009), discussions on theory and practice for education aimed at enhancing intercultural sensitivity in students (e.g., Bleszynska, 2008), or how to identify and assess intercultural sensitivity as a learning outcome (e.g.,…

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Levels of Interaction Provided by Online Distance Education Models

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    Alhih, Mohammed; Ossiannilsson, Ebba; Berigel, Muhammet

    2017-01-01

    Interaction plays a significant role to foster usability and quality in online education. It is one of the quality standard to reveal the evidence of practice in online distance education models. This research study aims to evaluate levels of interaction in the practices of distance education centres. It is aimed to provide online distance…

  3. Intercultural and interdisciplinary experiences, challenges and outcomes from joint field courses conducted between Danish, southeast Asian and southern African universities on sustainable land use and natural resource management

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    Magid, Jakob; de Neergaard, Andreas; Birch-Thomsen, Torben

    2005-01-01

    Globalization, higher education, natural resource management, inter-cultural, interdisciplinary, problem oriented learning processes......Globalization, higher education, natural resource management, inter-cultural, interdisciplinary, problem oriented learning processes...

  4. [Education on medical anthropology and intercultural health in Mexico: from the 20th century cultural indigenism to the 21st century interculturality].

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    Campos-Navarro, Roberto

    2010-03-01

    The study of the health/disease/healthcare process from the socio-medical aspect is the field of the medical anthropology. In Mexico, this medical specialty had its origins at the end of the 19th century. Since then, many educational reforms occurred associated to the political processes and the recognition and better understanding of Mexican pluricultural society; allowing expansion, diversification and consolidation of medical anthropology as an specialty. This review presents the historical evolution of the academic courses on this field, the educators that influenced its consolidation, and the current situation of the available academic programs on medical anthropology. The diversity of specialties from those health sciences that are associated to medical anthropology is emphasized.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Scientific and Cultural Knowledge in Intercultural Science Education: Student Perceptions of Common Ground

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    Gondwe, Mzamose; Longnecker, Nancy

    2015-02-01

    There is no consensus in the science education research community on the meanings and representations of western science and indigenous knowledge or the relationships between them. How students interpret these relationships and their perceptions of any connections has rarely been studied. This study reports student perceptions of the meaning and relationship between scientific and cultural knowledge. Personal meaning maps adapted for small groups were conducted in seven culturally diverse schools, school years 7-9 (with students aged 12-15 years) ( n = 190), with six schools in Western Australia and one school in Malawi, Africa. Of the six Australian school groups, two comprised Australian Aboriginal students in an after-school homework programme and the other four schools had a multicultural mix of students. Students in this study identified connections between scientific and cultural knowledge and constructed connections from particular thematic areas—mainly factual content knowledge as opposed to ideas related to values, attitudes, beliefs and identity. Australian Aboriginal students made fewer connections between the two knowledge domains than Malawian students whose previous science teacher had made explicit connections in her science class. Examples from Aboriginal culture were the most dominant illustrations of cultural knowledge in Australian schools, even in school groups with students from other cultures. In light of our findings, we discuss the construction of common ground between scientific knowledge and cultural knowledge and the role of teachers as cultural brokers and travel agents. We conclude with recommendations on creating learning environments that embrace different cultural knowledges and that promote explicit and enquiring discussions of values, attitudes, beliefs and identity associated with both knowledge domains.

  8. Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Sensitivity: A Cross-Cultural Examination of American Domestic Students and Japanese Exchange Students

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    Sakurauchi, Yoko Hwang

    2014-01-01

    Global student mobility has become a dynamic force in American higher education. Integrating international students into diverse campus environments provides domestic as well as foreign students with enriched learning opportunities. However, a diverse campus climate itself will not make college students interculturally competent. Intentional…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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",…

  12. 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…

  13. Statistics Report on TEQSA Registered Higher Education Providers, 2016

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    This Statistics Report is the third release of selected higher education sector data held by the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for its quality assurance activities. It provides a snapshot of national statistics on all parts of the sector by bringing together data collected directly by TEQSA with data…

  14. Statistics Report on TEQSA Registered Higher Education Providers

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    This statistics report provides a comprehensive snapshot of national statistics on all parts of the sector for the year 2013, by bringing together data collected directly by TEQSA with data sourced from the main higher education statistics collections managed by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The report provides…

  15. Interculturalism, Democracy and Values Training in Mexico

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    Silvia Schmelkes del Valle

    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...

  16. A Preliminary Study of Taiwanese NNETs' Self-Assessment of Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Language Teaching

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    Chao, Tzu-Chia

    2016-01-01

    In the context of globalisation, intercultural teaching has been suggested as an objective in English as lingua franca (ELF) education, which has challenged English teachers in acquiring the intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in English language teaching (ELT). However, empirical research exploring the intercultural capabilities and…

  17. Electronic consultation system demonstrates educational benefit for primary care providers.

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    Kwok, Jonas; Olayiwola, J Nwando; Knox, Margae; Murphy, Elizabeth J; Tuot, Delphine S

    2017-01-01

    Background Electronic consultation systems allow primary care providers to receive timely speciality expertise via iterative electronic communication. The use of such systems is expanding across the USA with well-documented high levels of user satisfaction. We characterise the educational impact for primary care providers of a long-standing integrated electronic consultation and referral system. Methods Primary care providers' perceptions of the educational value inherent to electronic consultation system communication and the impact on their ability to manage common speciality clinical conditions and questions were examined by electronic survey using five-point Likert scales. Differences in primary care providers' perceptions were examined overall and by primary care providers' speciality, provider type and years of experience. Results Among 221 primary care provider participants (35% response rate), 83.9% agreed or strongly agreed that the integrated electronic consultation and referral system provided educational value. There were no significant differences in educational value reported by provider type (attending physician, mid-level provider, or trainee physician), primary care providers' speciality, or years of experience. Perceived benefit of the electronic consultation and referral system in clinical management appeared stronger for laboratory-based conditions (i.e. subclinical hypothyroidism) than more diffuse conditions (i.e. abdominal pain). Nurse practitioners/physician assistants and trainee physicians were more likely to report improved abilities to manage specific clinical conditions when using the electronic consultation and/or referral system than were attending physicians, as were primary care providers with ≤10 years experience, versus those with >20 years of experience. Conclusions Primary care providers report overwhelmingly positive perceptions of the educational value of an integrated electronic consultation and referral system. Nurse

  18. Understanding the repercussions of intercultural communicative competence: a study on the degree of students’ cultural awareness, social and communication skills

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    Malissa Maria Mahmud; Shiau Foong Wong

    2016-01-01

    Demographic change is transforming the way we communicate. In many parts of the world, the society has become increasingly multicultural and multi-ethnic. In this context, intercultural cognizance is one of the pivotal facets for intercultural communication. The recent years has seen the emergence of the intercultural communicative competence (ICC) concept permeating the education field thereby a large and growing body of literature has commenced to investigate the concept of intercultural co...

  19. ENHANCING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE THROUGH PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

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    Anna Horňáková

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, contacts between people from diverse cultural backgrounds are becoming more frequent and much closer. Highly developed skills in intercultural communication have a significant bearing on the quality of relationships between people from different cultures and nationalities. A recent rapid development in multicultural relationships therefore puts new demands also on university graduates. They need to be adequately prepared for new social situations and future job opportunities in their home country and also abroad. Achievement of communication competence is the principal objective in foreign language teaching and therefore intercultural competence is incorporated into the university curriculum. The findings of our survey Implementation of Modern Technologies in Professional Language Teaching (a part of a research project funded by the Kultúrna a edukačná grantová agentúra (KEGA of the Slovak Ministry of Education, no. 049PU4/2012 highlighted the importance of professional communication teaching and emphasized intercultural competence as one of the key priorities in the university education. We used a specially designed questionnaire to find out if our respondents (students in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Prešov, Slovakia are sufficiently prepared to provide a proper care to clients/patients from different cultures. Our study showed that the language most used in professional practice was English, and that most respondents did not have any difficulty in communication with clients from different cultures. Sixty percent of the respondents also used non-verbal communication if verbal communication failed, and respected the cultural differences and individuality of patients; a small number of the respondents did not respect these factors. However, our findings also showed that there are still some language barriers between future healthcare professionals and clients/patients from diverse cultures, and that more

  20. The intercultural component in Business English textbooks

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    M. Carmen Lario de Oñate

    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.

  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. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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,…

  6. Turkey: Socio-Cultural Information. The Education of Migrant Workers' Children: Dossiers for the Intercultural Training of Teachers.

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    Binay, Hamdi

    The report provides information on the social situation, the family, and the educational system in Turkey. The social situation is discussed in terms of the history of the Turkish political system, forms of society and social stratification (including causes for migration of Turkish workers abroad), the linguistic situation, religions represented,…

  7. [Intercultural care].

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    Ntetu, A L; Fortin, J D

    1994-02-01

    Increased immigration into Canada over the last several years has created a country even more culturally diverse than before. And while multiculturalism is beneficial to Canadians, it can also present challenges. One of the main challenges is faced by health professionals daily: that of attempting to meet the various cultural needs of newly arrived immigrants. Essential to the task are relevant knowledge and appropriate attitudes and behavior. Toward these ends, the authors call for an increase in nursing research, and a focus on continuing education and nursing practice information--all relating specifically to multicultural issues.

  8. Education for ECMO providers: Using education science to bridge the gap between clinical and educational expertise.

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    Johnston, Lindsay; Williams, Susan B; Ades, Anne

    2018-01-11

    A well-organized educational curriculum for the training of both novice and experienced ECMO providers is critical for the continued function of an institutional ECMO program. ELSO provides guidance for the education for ECMO specialists, physicians and staff, which incorporates "traditional" instructor-centered educational methods, such as didactic lectures and technical skill training. Novel research suggests utilization of strategies that align with principles of adult learning to promote active learner involvement and reflection on how the material can be applied to understand existing and new constructs may be more effective. Some examples include the "flipped classroom," e-learning, simulation, and interprofessional education. These methodologies have been shown to improve active participation, which can be related to improvements in understanding and long-term retention. A novel framework for ECMO training is considered. Challenges in assessment and credentialing are also discussed. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. 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…

  10. New Educational Environments Aimed at Developing Intercultural Understanding While Reinforcing the Use of English in Experience-Based Learning

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    2012-10-01

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    New learning environments with communication and information tools are increasingly accessible with technology playing a crucial role in expanding and reconceptualizing student learning experiences. This paper reviews the outcome of an innovative course offered by four universities in three countries: Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Course objectives focused on broadening the understanding
    of indigenous and non-indigenous peoples primarily in relation to identity as it encouraged students to reflect on their own identity while improving their English skills in an interactive and experiential manner and thus enhancing their intercultural competence.


    Cada vez es más fácil tener acceso a nuevos entornos de aprendizaje que utilizan herramientas de comunicación e información en las que la tecnología desempeña un papel crucial en la expansión y la reconceptualización de las experiencias de aprendizaje del estudiante. En este artículo se revisa el resultado de un curso innovador que se ofreció en cuatro universidades de tres países: Canadá, Estados 
    Unidos y México. Los objetivos del curso se centraron en ampliar la comprensión de los pueblos indígenas y no indígenas, en particular en relación con la identidad. Esto alentó a los estudiantes a reflexionar sobre su propia identidad, a la vez que mejoraban sus habilidades del inglés de una manera interactiva y experimental, logrando así mejorar su competencia intercultural.

  11. Models of Intercultural Communication

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    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...

  12. 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.

  13. Promoting Intercultural Understanding among School Students through an English Language Based Reading Programme

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    Full Text Available Malaysian intercultural society is typified by three major ethnic groups mainly Malays, Chinese and Indians.  Although education system is the best tool for these three major ethnic groups to work together, contemporary research reveals that there is still lack of intercultural embedding education context and national schools are seen as breeding grounds of racial polarisation.  In Malaysian context, there is a gap in research that focuses on the design of a proper intercultural reading framework for national integration and such initiatives are viable through schools.  The main objective of this conceptual paper is to introduce the English Language Intercultural Reading Programme (ELIRP in secondary schools to promote intercultural understanding among secondary school students.  The proposed framework will facilitate the acquisition of intercultural inputs without being constrained by ideological, political, or psychological demands.  This article will focus on elucidating how ELIRP could affect cognitive (knowledge and behavioural transformations to intercultural perceptions harboured by selected Form 4 students of 20 national schools in Malaysia. Keywords: behavior, knowledge, intercultural reading framework, intercultural understanding, English Language Intercultural Reading Programme, secondary school students

  14. 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…

  15. EDUCAÇÃO DAS RELAÇÕES ÉTNICO-RACIAIS: UM CAMINHO ABERTO PARA A CONSTRUÇÃO DA EDUCAÇÃO INTERCULTURAL CRÍTICA. EDUCATION OF ETHNIC AND RACIAL RELATIONS: AN OPEN PATH TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CRITICAL INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION

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    Full Text Available Este artigo, fruto do diálogo entre uma pesquisa de Mestrado e uma de Doutorado, baseia-se nos Estudos Pós-Coloniais Latino-Americanos (QUIJANO, 2005, 2007; MIGNOLO, 2005, 2011; WALSH, 2008; SARTORELLO, 2009 e versa sobre a Educação das Relações Étnico-Raciais, partindo do questionamento da cosmovisão da sociedade moderna, a qual está pautada na herança colonial (MIGNOLO, 2005, 2011. A partir da problematização da matriz colonial da raça e do racismo vamos interrogando a geopolítica do conhecimento e discutindo os processos de decolonialidade protagonizado pelos Movimentos Sociais Negros. Nossos objetivos são: a apresentar como os Movimentos Sociais Negros no Brasil vêm participando de forma proativa das possibilidades de mudanças na estrutura da educação, dentre elas na proposição e na formulação de políticas de ações afirmativas; b analisar como estas políticas de ações afirmativas no âmbito educacional têm influenciado as Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais (DCN; c e analisar a relação entre estas políticas e a Educação Intercultural Crítica. Para tanto, a partir dos critérios da Análise de Conteúdo (BARDIN, 2004, selecionamos o corpus e procedemos à análise documental das Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais promulgadas no período 2001-2011. As análises mostram que a política curricular nacional apresenta elementos que abrem caminhos para a construção de uma Educação Intercultural Crítica e uma Pedagogia Decolonial Antirracista.This article, the result of a dialogue between a Master’s and a Doctorate researches, is based on the Latin American Postcolonial Studies (QUIJANO, 2005, 2007; MIGNOLO, 2005, 2011; WALSH, 2008; SARTORELLO, 2009 and it discusses the Education of Ethnic and Racial Relations, starting from an enquiry of modern society’s cosmovision, which is based on the colonial heritage (MIGNOLO, 2005, 2011. From the colonial matrix problematization of the race and racism we are

  16. Providing Access to Electronic Information Resources in Further Education

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    This article aims to provide a baseline for future studies on the provision and support for the use of digital or electronic information services (EIS) in further education. The analysis presented is based on a multi-level model of access, which encompasses access to and availability of information and communication technology (ICT) resources,…

  17. Continuing education in geriatrics for rural health care providers in ...

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    Population trends in developing countries show an increasing population of older adults (OAs), especially in rural areas. The purpose of this study was to explore the geriatrics continuing education needs of health care providers (HCPs) working in rural Uganda. The study employed a descriptive design to collect data from ...

  18. Developing Intercultural Competencies using activities with different media

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    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.

  19. 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...

  20. 041. Intercultural differences and health impacts

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    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

  1. Multicultural Group Work on Field Excursions to Promote Student Teachers' Intercultural Competence

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    Brendel, Nina; Aksit, Fisun; Aksit, Selahattin; Schrüfer, Gabriele

    2016-01-01

    As a response to the intercultural challenges of Geography Education, this study seeks to determine factors fostering intercultural competence of student teachers. Based on a one-week multicultural field excursion of eight German and eight Turkish students in Kayseri (Turkey) on Education for Sustainable Development, we used qualitative interviews…

  2. Building Hybrid Knowledge at the Intercultural University of Veracruz, Mexico: An Anthropological Study of Indigenous Contexts

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    Mendoza Zuany, Rosa Guadalupe

    2009-01-01

    The "interculturalization" of educational institutions designed for, and sometimes by, indigenous peoples has reached the realm of higher education. In Mexico, "intercultural universities or colleges" are being created either by state governments, NGOs and community organizations or by academic institutions. In this paper, one…

  3. Promoting Intercultural Understanding among School Students through an English Language Based Reading Programme

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

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    Malaysian intercultural society is typified by three major ethnic groups mainly Malays, Chinese and Indians. Although education system is the best tool for these three major ethnic groups to work together, contemporary research reveals that there is still lack of intercultural embedding education context and national schools are seen as breeding…

  4. Information environment as the intercultural communication space

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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.

  5. THE STRUCTURE OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE OF FOREIGN STUDENTS FUTURE MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

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    Наталія Калашнік

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available On the basis of anaysis of contemporary psychologica and -pedagogical literature the structure of intercultural competence of the foreign medical students as a pedagogical category has been defined. The structure of intercultural communicative competence consists of verbal and cognitive component, linguistic component, verbal and communicative component, metacommunicative component.The six interrelated components of the intercultural communicative competence development: linguistic, thematical, sociocultural, discourse, compensatory, educational have been distinguished.

  6. The Internet: friend or foe when providing patient education?

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    Anderson, Amy Shelton; Klemm, Paula

    2008-02-01

    The Internet has changed how patients with cancer learn about and cope with their disease. Newly diagnosed patients with cancer often have complex educational and informational needs related to diagnosis and treatment. Nurses frequently encounter time and work-related constraints that can interfere with the provision of patient education. They are challenged to educate patients in an environment of rapidly expanding and innovative computer technology. Barriers that hinder nurses in integrating educational Internet resources into patient care include lack of training, time constraints, and inadequate administrative support. Advantages of Internet use for patient education and support include wide-ranging and current information, a variety of teaching formats, patient empowerment, new communication options, and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pitfalls associated with Internet use for patients with cancer include inaccurate information, lack of access, poor quality of online resources, and security and privacy issues. Nurses routinely use computer technology in the workplace and follow rigorous security and privacy standards to protect patient information. Those skills can provide the foundation for the use of online sources for patient teaching. Nurses play an important role in helping patients evaluate the veracity of online information and introducing them to reliable Internet resources.

  7. Actualization of the intercultural dialogue in the Internet

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    M E Lipatova

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    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.

  8. 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…

  9. Managing intercultural conflict effectively

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    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.

  10. [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.

  11. Role of Teacher in Forming Experience of Intercultural Interaction in Students

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    Full Text Available The article considers the role of the teacher in the realization of one of the significant aspects of the problem of forming the experience of intercultural interaction in higher school students. The significance of personal and professional resources of the higher school teacher for the effective development in the future experts the requirement for intercultural interaction, the experience of intercultural interaction is revealed. The separate directions and forms of the activity of the teacher aimed at forming in students the experience of intercultural interaction in socially-educational space of the higher school are presented.

  12. HIV/AIDS EDUCATION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine perceptions of service providers in the healthcare on their awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, as well as the relationship of the above parameters and the existence of stigma and discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS. Method: The type of the study was a behavioral cross sectional study. The survey was conducted in 2012, on a representative sample of health workers in Montenegro. The main survey instrument was specifically designed questionnaire that consisted of six parts, out of which one was related to knowledge about HIV and AIDS. Data were analyzed by methods of inferential statistics. Results: More than four out of ten respondents have never attended educational workshops on HIV/AIDS. Research has shown that there is a highly significant statistical correlation between estimates of their own knowledge about HIV / AIDS and previous educations. Almost two-thirds of respondents, who attended some type of education in the field of HIV/AIDS, believe to have a satisfactory level of knowledge in the area. Conclusion: Health care service providers evaluate their knowledge of HIV/AIDS as insufficient.

  13. [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

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    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.

  14. Role of accrediting bodies in providing education leadership in medical education

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    2014-01-01

    Role of accreditation authorities: If accreditation authorities are to provide leadership in medical education they must undertake regular review of their standards. This should be informed by all stakeholders and include experts in medical education. The format of the standards must provide clear direction to medical schools. Accreditation should take place regularly and should result in the production of a publicly accessible report.

  15. ¿Educación intercultural o asimilación cultural? Una reflexión crítica a partir de la enseñanza de “habilidades sociales” en la escuela secundaria / Intercultural education or cultural assimilation? A critical reflection from teaching "social skills" at high school

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    Irina Rasskin Gutman

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: A través de este trabajo proponemos una mirada crítica sobre algunos de los retos fundamentales que la llegada de alumnado de origen inmigrante a nuestras aulas supone para la educación en general. Para ello, presentaremos datos procedentes de una investigación etnográfica realizada durante el periodo 2004-09 en un centro de educación secundaria público, situado en la periferia de la Comunidad de Madrid (CM. Concretamente, nos centraremos en tres sesiones sobre “habilidades sociales” impartidas durante la clase de Educación Compensatoria de 1º de la E.S.O (12-13 años. A partir de estos datos observaremos cómo, lejos de aprovechar dichos espacios para analizar las diferentes formas de proceder en distintas sociedades y comunidades, los docentes imponen aquellos modelos que consideran adecuados para conducirse “hábilmente” en la sociedad española actual. Dado que muchos de los programas de Educación Compensatoria de la CM se hallan conformados por estudiantes mayoritariamente de origen inmigrante, desde nuestro punto de vista, esta forma de orientar las clases encubre el aspecto convencional de toda norma social y desaprovecha las oportunidades para el desarrollo de una educación propiamente intercultural que busque la transformación mutua.Abstract: Through this paper we propose a critical look at some of the key challenges for the Educational System brought to the table by the arrival of immigrant students to our classrooms. To do this, we will present some data from an ethnographical research conducted from 2004 to 2009 at a public high school located on the outskirts of Madrid Region (Comunidad de Madrid. Specifically, we will focus on three sessions on "social skills" taught during the Compensatory Education Class inserted in the seventh grade of the Compulsory Secondary Education (12-13 years old. From these data we will observe that, far from taking advantage of these opportunities for exploring different

  16. Foreign-Born Instructors in the U.S.: Intercultural Competence, Teaching Strategies, and Job Satisfaction

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    Wasilik, Oksana

    2011-01-01

    This study examines intercultural competence, teaching strategies, and job satisfaction of foreign-born instructors in a small U.S. higher education institution. The research questions addressed by this study are: (1) How do foreign-born instructors score on intercultural competence? (2) How do foreign-born instructors' teaching strategies differ…

  17. A Working Model for Intercultural Learning and Engagement in Collaborative Online Language Learning Environments

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    Lawrence, Geoff

    2013-01-01

    Given the emerging focus on the intercultural dimension in language teaching and learning, language educators have been exploring the use of information and communications technology ICT-mediated language learning environments to link learners in intercultural language learning communities around the globe. Despite the potential promise of…

  18. What Kind of Intercultural Competence Will Contribute to Students' Future Job Employability?

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    Busch, Dominic

    2009-01-01

    This paper explores the potential benefits of education about intercultural issues for improving a student's future job employability. From the perspective of discourse theory, both job employability and intercultural competence as job qualifications may be taken as discursive constructions. This paper delineates understandings of these concepts…

  19. The Foreign Language and Intercultural Competence Teacher: The Acquisition of a New Professional Identity

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    Sercu, Lies

    2006-01-01

    It has now become commonplace to state that foreign language learning should be viewed in an intercultural perspective. The main objective of foreign language education is no longer defined strictly in terms of the acquisition of communicative competence. Teachers are now required to teach intercultural communicative competence. The aim of the…

  20. The Effect of Study Abroad on Intercultural Competence among Undergraduate College Students

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    Salisbury, Mark H.; An, Brian P.; Pascarella, Ernest T.

    2013-01-01

    International educators have long asserted that study abroad improves students' intercultural competence. However, the evidence is less clear than the rhetoric suggests. Examining longitudinal data from a national study of college students, this study explores the impact of study abroad on intercultural competence while accounting for a host…

  1. Definition of Intercultural Competence According to Undergraduate Students at an International University in Germany

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    Odag, Özen; Wallin, Hannah R.; Kedzior, Karina K.

    2016-01-01

    University graduates are required to possess intercultural competence in addition to strong academic skills in today's globalized world. Although such competence has been defined in various theoretical models by intercultural scholars, it remains unknown how the recipients of higher education (the students) define this concept. A total of 130…

  2. Effects of German Language Teacher Professional Development on Pupils' Learning Outcomes in Intercultural Competence

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    Golub, Ana Šenjug

    2014-01-01

    The development of intercultural competence is increasingly being perceived as a key goal in today's education. As a result of a strong emphasis on that competence in curricular documents, teachers are faced with demanding tasks. Confirming this, recent research in the field of intercultural competence in Croatian schools indicates the numerous…

  3. From Classroom to Boardroom and Ward: Developing Generic Intercultural Skills in Diverse Disciplines

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    Barker, Michelle C.; Mak, Anita S.

    2013-01-01

    A strategic approach to internationalize learning in higher education institutions is to use the curriculum and classroom cultural diversity to create opportunities to broaden students' intercultural perspectives, appreciate sociocultural variability in professional practice, and improve their intercultural interaction skills. There is no clear…

  4. "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…

  5. Meeting the continuing education needs of rural mental health providers.

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    Adler, Geri; Pritchett, Lonique R; Kauth, Michael R

    2013-11-01

    Historically, mental health clinicians at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) have not had the same access to continuing education (CE) as providers at VA medical centers. Mental health clinicians at CBOCs desire an opportunity for VA-sponsored CE, especially on topics and issues pertinent to rural mental healthcare. Since November 2011, VA CBOC mental health providers in 11 states have been offered a monthly live Web conferencing CE program. This article describes the program's development, implementation, and evaluation. Eleven CE programs have been offered to 397 unique participants. Participants have provided positive feedback about the topics and their impact on job performance. Most negative feedback has been related to technical and logistical problems with the Web conferencing platform. Although providers asked for reportable CE units for licensure, many did not complete the post-test, which is required to receive credit for completing the course. The Web conferencing format has been well received by participants. Despite technical issues, results show that the participants were satisfied with the content of the trainings and could apply the materials to their job. Although CE units were available, not all participants applied for credit. Efforts to improve technical support and the rate of post-test completion are discussed. Rural mental health providers often have limited access to training opportunities. The VA CBOC Mental Health Rounds, using an interactive Web conferencing platform, has been a successful modality for delivering CE to rural clinicians in the United States.

  6. A need for otolaryngology education among primary care providers

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    Hu, Amanda; Sardesai, Maya G.; Meyer, Tanya K.

    2012-01-01

    Objective Otolaryngic disorders are very common in primary care, comprising 20–50% of presenting complaints to a primary care provider. There is limited otolaryngology training in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education for primary care. Continuing medical education may be the next opportunity to train our primary care providers (PCPs). The objective of this study was to assess the otolaryngology knowledge of a group of PCPs attending an otolaryngology update course. Methods PCPs enrolled in an otolaryngology update course completed a web-based anonymous survey on demographics and a pre-course knowledge test. This test was composed of 12 multiple choice questions with five options each. At the end of the course, they were asked to evaluate the usefulness of the course for their clinical practice. Results Thirty seven (74%) PCPs completed the survey. Mean knowledge test score out of a maximum score of 12 was 4.0±1.7 (33.3±14.0%). Sorted by area of specialty, the mean scores out of a maximum score of 12 were: family medicine 4.6±2.1 (38.3±17.3%), pediatric medicine 4.2±0.8 (35.0±7.0%), other (e.g., dentistry, emergency medicine) 4.2±2.0 (34.6±17.0%), and adult medicine 3.9±2.1 (32.3±17.5%). Ninety one percent of respondents would attend the course again. Conclusion There is a low level of otolaryngology knowledge among PCPs attending an otolaryngology update course. There is a need for otolaryngology education among PCPs. PMID:22754276

  7. 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…

  8. 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....

  9. 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.

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

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    David Heredero Zorzo

    2016-01-01

    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...

  11. Módulo de didáctica general aplicada a la educación intercultural bilingüe

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    Paca Caguana, María Juana

    2001-01-01

    Introduction. Overview of teaching. Educational trends. Learning objective. Educational experiences - teaching of bilingual intercultural education in Ecuador. Proposal dela teaching methodology - didactics of intercultural bilingual education. Bibliography. Annexed. Glossary. Introducción. Generalidades de la didáctica. Corrientes pedagógicas. Objetivo de aprendizaje. Experiencias pedagógico - didácticas de la educación intercultural bilingüe en el Ecuador. Propuesta dela metodología peda...

  12. A Study on the Level of Intercultural Knowledge among Malaysian Secondary School Students

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    Fatin Najwa Amelia binti Marsani

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Malaysia is typified by three major ethnic groups namely Malay, Chinese and Indian.  The evolution of national unity in Malaysia, which is based on acceptance and tolerance towards different cultures has been allowed to flourish in tandem with the realization of national aspirations.  Even though education system is seen to be the best tool to cultivate team work among these three major ethnic groups, contemporary research reveals that there is still a lack of intercultural embedment in both tertiary and non-tertiary settings.  Worst, non-tertiary setting national schools are seen as the breeding ground of racial polarization.  Thus, the main objectives of this research is to explore the level of intercultural knowledge that can enhance intercultural awareness among Malaysian secondary school students.  Data was collected using a structured survey questionnaire to elicit responses from Form Four students in one national secondary school in Penang, Malaysia on their level of intercultural knowledge.  The results of this study shows low level of intercultural knowledge among secondary school students and it indicates poor intercultural awareness among them in the contexts of intercultural knowledge.  This suggest that classroom intervention is needed to improve the students’ intercultural knowledge and at the same time improve their intercultural sensitivity towards other cultures.

  13. 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...

  14. FEATURES OF INFORMATIVE PROVIDING IN THE MODERN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS

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    Vladimir D. Secerin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The thesis of importance of informative constituent Comes into question as non-material assets in a postindustrial economy. Importance of limitations is shown in realization of technological processes to want of authenticity, objectivity and timeliness of actualization of knowledge of specialists. As recommendations on providing of accordance of actuality of on-line tutorial to the level of technological development on a production at the limitations determined by the system requirements of educational standard “From a teacher to a student”, the chart of forming of the creative thinking of student is offered as nooswear technologies are in organization of feed-back “From a student to a teacher “. 

  15. "Inclusion of Repatriated Greek and Foreign Immigrant Students in School Education": A Possible Good Practice for Intercultural Inclusion

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    Parthenis, Christos

    2010-01-01

    The development and implementation of the program "Inclusion of Repatriated Greek and Foreign Immigrant Students in School Education" (referred to as the "Program") by the University of Athens, in collaboration with the National Ministry of Education, initially formed an innovative, external support initiative to schools in the…

  16. Mobilizing Intercultural Education for Equity and Social Justice. Time to React against the Intolerable: A Proposal from Spain

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    Aguado-Odina, Teresa; Mata-Benito, Patricia; Gil-Jaurena, Inés

    2017-01-01

    Education is suffering from the consequences of strengthening neoliberal policies, which impose an education model that serves the interests of the hegemonic economic system. The market rationale is being implemented in schools, moving the interests from equity to efficiency, from equal opportunities to performance. Starting from setting out a…

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

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    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...

  18. The Religious Dimension to Intercultural Values and Citizenship ...

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    ... interpretive and religious literacy, this paper explores the religious dimension to intercultural, values and citizenship education. Although these concepts are related to several other disciplines such as philosophy, linguistics, anthropology and history, this study is solely interested in their relationship to religious education.

  19. Music and Intercultural Dialogue Rehearsing Life Performance at School

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    Corte-Real, Maria de Sao Jose

    2011-01-01

    The performing arts can play a key role in intercultural education in a variety of contexts. New creative initiatives are constantly developed, but there is still little theory to support such initiatives. The fusion of Ethnomusicology and Education offers a particularly fruitful perspective as a theoretical dimension to the work being done. This…

  20. The Obligation to Provide Free Basic Education in South Africa

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    main delivery system for the basic education of children outside the family is primary schooling." According to Sloth-Nielsen, primary education could be defined as the formal basic education given to children ...... 124 Governing Body of the Juma Musjid Primary School & Others v Essay N.O. and Others 2011 (7). BCLR 651 ...

  1. Learner Agency and Non-Native Speaker Identity in Pedagogical Lingua Franca Conversations: Insights from Intercultural Telecollaboration in Foreign Language Education

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    Kohn, Kurt; Hoffstaedter, Petra

    2017-01-01

    This article discusses insights gained from a case study on telecollaboration for intercultural communication in foreign language school contexts. Focus was on non-native English and German lingua franca conversations between pairs of students (aged 14-16, B1 level) from schools in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. Telecollaboration…

  2. "Musiques san frontieres (1987-88)": An Intercultural Competition. The CDCC'S Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."

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    Ducoli, Bruno; Berwart, Francoise

    The competition described in this paper "Musiques sans frontieres", was open to amateur musicians of all nationalities and idioms in Belgium. Because music is a universal language, it was hoped that the competition would help promote an intercultural process whereby the interdependence of multicultural groups is recognized. The main…

  3. The Analysis of Cultural and Intercultural Elements in Mandarin as a Foreign Language Textbooks from Selected Malaysian Public Higher Education Institutions

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    Fong, Chan Suet; DeWitt, Dorothy; Leng, Chin Hai

    2018-01-01

    Language cannot be taught outside the culture of the society. A foreign language learner needs to learn the context and the cultural elements to avoid conflicts and misunderstanding arising from differing values, beliefs, and customs. Hence, foreign language instruction needs to emphasise intercultural communicative competence and include cultural…

  4. Intercultural Education: Proceedings of the 2nd International Scientific Conference=Obrazovanje za interkulturalizam: Zbornik radova S.2 Medunarodne znanstvene konferencije

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    Peko, Andelka, Ed.; Sablic, Marija, Ed.; Jindra, Ranka, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    The democratic changes that occurred in Croatia within last two decades are oriented towards European values and multi-intercultural perspectives. Let us remember that, according to the census from 1991, Croatia was inhabited with people from 27 nations, with Croats being a majority. During the Homeland war, basically a defensive war against the…

  5. Professional Training of Future Teachers in Foreign Countries in Terms of Intercultural Interaction of Educational Space Objects

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    Tymofiy Desyatov

    2015-01-01

    .... It has been stated that the current stage of human civilization development which is defined as the transition to a knowledge society, is characterized by qualitatively new requirements to the development of education...

  6. La dimensión afectiva de la competencia comunicativa intercultural en la Educación Secundaria Obligatoria: escala de sensibilidad intercultural

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    Vilá Baños, Ruth

    2006-01-01

    To communicate as an enrichment and appreciating the cultural differences, supposes to have certain intercultural communication competence that has a special importance in secondary education. That’s why we pretend to evaluate the necessities of the students in this educational stage through intercultural sensitibity scale. This scale has been adapted at cultural linguistic level, as well as madurative level. The results obtained in this diagnosis in Baix Llobregat, show the necessity to deve...

  7. 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…

  8. THE USE OF ADVERTISING TEXTS AS THE METHOD OF FORMING THE INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE OF FUTURE TEACHERS OF FRENCH

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    Rusnak, Diana

    2016-01-01

    In the article methodology of teaching foreign languages and cultures is exposed to view new media technologies. The teaching of intercultural communication is the main object of university student’s study. The forming of intercultural competence is very important for the future French teacher’s education. It is possible with using of authentic media texts in the teaching process in university. The advertising text as an example of the modern aid of intercultural competence forming of future ...

  9. Problems of intercultural communication

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    Bekirova, K. V.

    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...

  10. intercultural communication; role of the translator-interpreter; interpreting; translation; T&I in the educational setting

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    María Inés Criado González

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available A large number of immigrant children arrive in Spain with no previous knowledge of Spanish and it can be very difficult for their teachers to relate to them and their families. Unable to overcome linguistic barriers, they are forced to rely on other forms of communication and this can often cause misunderstanding between the school staff and the immigrant family. We put forward, as a hypothesis, that the intervention of professional translators and interpreters is needed for immigrant pupils into the Spanish education system to ensure that the process is carried out in accordance with the professional principles of translation and interpreting in several educational centres of the south of Cadiz via a personal and professional analysis of the teachers. This analysis will be done through a survey which has been carried out in these educational centres of the municipalities in order to reach a conclusion which supports the hypothesis.

  11. Interculturality and Globalization

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    Cristina Sepsi Soare

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    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.

  12. The WCCES and Intercultural Dialogue: Historical Perspectives and Continuing Challenges

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    Bray, Mark

    2008-07-01

    The World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) has been strongly concerned with intercultural dialogue since the Council was created in 1970. Indeed advancement of education "for international understanding in the interests of peace, intercultural cooperation, mutual respect among peoples and observance of human rights" is one of the goals built into the WCCES Statutes. This paper begins with a focus on the origins and goals of the WCCES, noting in particular links with the mission of UNESCO. The paper then considers dimensions of evolution in the work of the WCCES in the domain of intercultural dialogue. It underlines the growth of the WCCES and the continuing challenges for securing balanced representation of voices and perspectives.

  13. 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...

  14. 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,…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. Transformational Experiences and Deep Learning: The Impact of an Intercultural Study Visit to India on UK Initial Teacher Education Students

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    Scoffham, Stephen; Barnes, Jonathan

    2009-01-01

    This paper documents the impact of a study visit to south India in 2007 on students following courses in initial teacher education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. The research was conducted by the two course leaders and employed a varied methodology, involving open-ended questionnaires, self-reporting of emotions, video diaries,…

  18. The Educational Aims of Primary MFL Teaching: An Investigation into the Perceived Importance of Linguistic Competence and Intercultural Understanding

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    Woodgate-Jones, Alex

    2009-01-01

    Since the publication in England of the National Languages Strategy, there has been much debate concerning the aims of primary modern foreign language (PMFL) teaching. This article presents research into the beliefs of tutors and pre-service teachers in training on Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) courses with a PMFL specialism in…

  19. Bilingual-Intercultural Education for Indigenous Children: The Case of Mexico in an Era of Globalization and Uprisings

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    Tinajero, Guadalupe; Englander, Karen

    2011-01-01

    The past 25 years have brought upheaval to the indigenous people of Mexico due to two opposing forces: modernization and globalization, on the one hand, and indigenous uprisings on the other. Suddenly, the topic of indigenous languages and education was brought into official discussions at the national level. This paper examines the tensions that…

  20. Keeping up Appearances before the "Other"? Interculturality and Occidentalism in the Educational TV-Program "Happy Chinese"

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    Dervin, Fred; Gao, Minghui

    2012-01-01

    "Happy Chinese" or kuaile hanyu is an educational melodrama produced by the Chinese TV channel CCTV in 2009. Aiming to improve foreign learners' Chinese language skills, the plot revolves around Susan, an American, staying with her former Chinese classmate's family. "Happy Chinese" proposes both language and cultural learning.…

  1. Exploring the Experiences of International Students in UK Higher Education: Possibilities and Limits of Interculturality in University Life

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    Schweisfurth, Michele; Gu, Qing

    2009-01-01

    This article is based on a two-year multi-method research project, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, investigating the experiences of international undergraduate students in UK higher education. In investigating the influences on their experiences and the strategies that students employ, the study has also revealed something…

  2. Providing An Appropriate Education Programme For Children With ...

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    ... special school, integrated school, special unit in regular schools and the new emphasis on inclusive education. The paper then emphasized the danger inherent in wrong education programme for the children with mental retardation. International Journal of Emotional psychology and sport ethics (IJEPSE) Vol. 7 2005: pp.

  3. 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...

  4. Polish Teenage Students' Willingness to Engage in On-Line Intercultural Interactions

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    Wach, Aleksandra

    2013-01-01

    Computer-based technologies, including various forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC), provide L2 users with opportunities to engage in intercultural interactions which may promote the development of their intercultural communicative competence. The article reports the findings of a study that investigated how beyond-the-classroom…

  5. Culture Shock or Challenge? The Role of Personality as a Determinant of Intercultural Competence

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    van der Zee, Karen; van Oudenhoven, J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper provides a theoretical basis for the empirical link between traits and intercultural success indicators relying on the A (Affect) B (Behavior) C (Cognition)-model of culture shock. With respect to affect, we argue that intercultural traits can be differentiated according to whether they

  6. Culture Shock or Challenge? The Role of Personality as a Determinant of Intercultural Competence

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    van der Zee, Karen; van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter

    This paper provides a theoretical basis for the empirical link between traits and intercultural success indicators relying on the A (Affect) B (Behavior) C (Cognition)-model of culture shock. With respect to affect, we argue that intercultural traits can be differentiated according to whether they

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

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    Wang, Li

    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. Effectiveness of Provider Education Followed by Computerized Provider Order Entry Alerts in Reducing Inappropriate Red Blood Cell Transfusion

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    Vijay M. Patel

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    Full Text Available To reduce the rate of inappropriate red blood cell transfusion, a provider education program, followed by alerts in the computerized provider order entry system (CPOE, was established to encourage AABB transfusion guidelines. Metrics were established for nonemergent inpatient transfusions. Service lines with high order volume were targeted with formal education regarding AABB 2012 transfusion guidelines. Transfusion orders were reviewed in real time with email communications sent to ordering providers falling outside of AABB recommendations. After 12 months of provider education, alerts were activated in CPOE. With provider education alone, the incidence of pretransfusion hemoglobin levels greater than 8 g/dL decreased from 16.64% to 6.36%, posttransfusion hemoglobin levels greater than 10 g/dL from 14.03% to 3.78%, and number of nonemergent two-unit red blood cell orders from 45.26% to 22.66%. Red blood cell utilization decreased by 13%. No additional significant reduction in nonemergent two-unit orders was observed with CPOE alerts. Provider education, an effective and low-cost method, should be considered as a first-line method for reducing inappropriate red blood cell transfusion rates in stable adult inpatients. Alerts in the computerized order entry system did not significantly lower the percentage of two-unit red blood cells orders but may help to maintain educational efforts.

  9. Professional Identity, Curriculum and Teaching "Intercultural Communication": An Indonesian Case Study

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    Gandana, Isti; Parr, Graham

    2013-01-01

    Influenced by contemporary research into the interconnectedness of language and culture, many Indonesian teacher education courses have introduced "new" subjects such as "Intercultural Communication" and "Cross-Cultural Understanding", hoping to unsettle their students' traditional assumptions that language is merely…

  10. Intercultural doctor-patient communication in daily outpatient care: relevant communication skills

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    INTRODUCTION: Intercultural communication (ICC) between doctors and patients is often associated with misunderstandings and dissatisfaction. To develop ICC-specific medical education, it is important to find out which ICC skills medical specialists currently apply in daily clinical consultations.

  11. New educational environments aimed at developing intercultural understanding while reinforcing the use of English in experience-based learning/Nuevos entornos educativos destinados a desarrollar la comprension intercultural y a reforzar el uso del ingles mediante el aprendizaje basado en experiencias

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    Bruguier, Leonard R; Amador, Louise M. Greathouse

    2012-01-01

    ... and Mexico, who used technological resources to create an intercultural community of mutual learning. With the aid of technology and telecommunications, the opportunity to create an intercultural classroom where learning networks were constructed became a reality. The overall aim of this project was to encourage students to reflect on th...

  12. Measuring Knowledge with Items in Ch’ol and Spanish in Elementary School Children with a Bilingual Intercultural Educational Model

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    José Bastiani Gómez

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available It is assumed that the preferential use of Spanish as language mediator in education, as opposed to an indigenous language, negatively impacts children’s learning. In this study we explore the learning problems that are engendered in children through the use of a language other than their mother tongue in school. A test was conducted in Spanish and Ch’ol, with ten items that focused on linguistic and cultural identity, logic, mathematics, Spanish, history, geography and geometry. Three possible answers were offered, only one of which was correct. The test was administered to 53 fifth-grade children and the same number of sixth-grade students in the Indigenous Education Schools of the Ch’ol region. Between 50 and 70% of the students in both grades obtained six or seven correct answers in both languages. The results suggest that there is a deficiency in the level of knowledge and while we conclude that language does not appear to be a major limitation to learning, nevertheless we cannot rule out that the use of the mother tongue as a means of communication during teaching processes could facilitate meaningful learning.

  13. Peering Beyond the Fence: Reviewing the Literature to Inform Dialogues and Practices for Improved Latino and Mexican Education at Hispanic Serving and Intercultural Universities

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    En los Estados Unidos los estudios sobre las poblaciones latinas e hispanas de las instituciones que atienden a los hispanos y que se dedican a los estu- dios mexicanos en los alumnos de las universidades interculturales, son de gran interés para los estudiosos de la educación posterior a la secundaria. Las instituciones que atienden a hispanos (Hispanic Serving Institutions) y las Universidades Interculturales (Intercultural Universities) son dependen- cias con fines especiales que se ven ob...

  14. 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.

  15. The Discourse of Interculturality and Its Transnational Migration: Towards a Comparative Analysis of Its Appropriation by Academic and Political Actors in the State of Veracruz

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    Cortes, Laura Selene Mateos

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyses the ways in which social and educational networks are being configured around the actors participating in the increasingly transnational field of intercultural education both at the Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural and the Veracruz State Ministry of Education. It starts by defining the notion of discursive migration as…

  16. Practice Teaching in Multicultural Contexts: Lessons to Training in Intercultural Teaching Skills

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    Cristina Escalante Rivera

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of a research project entitled Teaching Exercises in Multicultural Contexts: Lessons to Training in Intercultural Teaching Skills, which was conducted during 2011-2012 by the Department of Teaching Research and Studies from the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education (Escalante, Fernández and Gaete, 2012, in order to explore cultural diversity in classrooms and educational institutions in Costa Rica. This multicultural phenomenon has forced authorities to pay special attention to the educational services provided, particularly in elementary. In addition, it has sparked a discussion regarding the teachers’ conceptual and pedagogical void and a gap in their teaching skills to deal with student populations of different origins. Similarly, it leads to a reflection about the basic national educational curriculum. The research was conducted in 12 elementary schools from different educational districts, which have a high cultural diversity among students. Using qualitative research techniques, the opinions of principals, teachers and students regarding this topic are explored. The most important conclusion reached in this study is the absence of an intercultural pedagogy in the country’s classrooms and the need to prepare teachers in this respect.

  17. Intercultural competence: A key competence of The Third Millennium

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available For the professionals of education, in general, and for those that form teachers, particularly, appears the explicit concern about what interculturalism should represent within the personality profile of graduates of nowadays. We enrolled ourselves in this context because we are trainers of trainers; we conduct the initial training of teachers. The research presented in this paperwork is part of a more complex strategy; it has well defined stages, carried out over several years and succeeds to dovetail quantitative and qualitative dimensions. In the context of this paper we present the summary of the results emerged from an ascertaining research that aimed to establish the determinants of intercultural competence.

  18. The intercultural component in an EFL course-book package

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    Sándorová Zuzana

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Along with mastery of the grammar and vocabulary of a given language, contemporary students are also expected to acquire intercultural communicative competence (ICC, i.e., the ability to use the language efficiently with regard to the sociocultural background of the communicative situation. This requirement should also be reflected in FL course-books, which are considered to be fundamental didactic tools in FL education, even in an era of information communication technologies. Therefore, the aim of the present paper is to report the results of the research focused on the investigation of intercultural component in the New Opportunities Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate course-book packages.

  19. Continuing Education for Lay Ministry: Providers, Beliefs, Issues, and Programs.

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    English, Leona M.

    2002-01-01

    Responses from 23 of 35 leaders of lay minister education programs indicated liberal attitudes on some issues (social justice, women's ordination); 74% were hopeful about the church's future; 17% felt at risk because of their views; 32% experienced little or no congregational support; and 82% felt that the church needed to improve its acceptance…

  20. The Role of the Arts in Education for Peacebuilding, Diversity and Intercultural Understanding: A Comparative Study of Educational Policies in Australia and Spain

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    Cabedo-Mas, Alberto; Nethsinghe, Rohan; Forrest, David

    2017-01-01

    This article reviews and analyses educational policies and curricula for general education in Australian and Spanish systems, in relation to their concerns for arts education to contribute to values education and the acquisition of peaceful, social and civic competences in schools. The use of the arts to shape individual and community identities,…