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Portera, Agostino – Intercultural Education, 2014
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…
Descriptors: Counselor Qualifications, Cultural Awareness, Counseling Techniques, Psychotherapy
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Portera, Agostino – Intercultural Education, 2008
This article analyses the role of educational opportunity in a time of globalisation, a new economy and life in a multicultural society, and gives an epistemological and semantic account of the concept "intercultural education", distinguishing it from multicultural and transcultural education. Starting with a historic overview of various…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Semantics, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Portera, Agostino – Intercultural Education, 2004
The concepts of intercultural education developed in Europe during the early 1980s, following a proposal submitted by the European Council in response to immigration. The concept of intercultural education is now quite common in Italy, not only in books, but also in the area of school legislation. Sometimes, however, even in the field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Multicultural Education