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Chronaki, Anna; Mountzouri, Georgia; Zaharaki, Maria; Planas, Núria – Intercultural Education, 2016
Based on an ethnographic study, we explore the potential of experimenting with multiple languages for number words as part of young children's mathematical activity. Data from a preschool classroom activity on "number words in 'other' languages" exemplify a complex process of discursive identity-work and dialogism amongst children,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Preschool Children, Class Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Martínez-Usarralde, María Jesús; Yanes-Cabrera, Cristina; Llevot-Calvet, Nuria – Intercultural Education, 2016
The Organic Law on the Improvement of the National Education Quality ("Ley Orgánica de Reforma de la Calidad Educativa") readdressed one of the most significant educational issues: educational policies related to immigrant students. Therefore, this is an appropriate moment to evaluate these types of policies in three singular Spanish…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Legislation, Immigrants, Qualitative Research
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Fokaidou, Marianna; Hadjitheodoulou-Loizidou, Pavlina – Intercultural Education, 2014
Within the framework of multicultural education, a school-based teacher training program was implemented in a public preschool in Nicosia, Cyprus, where a large number of migrant pupils were enrolled. The main goal of the program was to create a basis for reflection and interaction among the teaching staff about issues related to the social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Immigrants
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Murray, Jaclyn – Intercultural Education, 2012
This paper explores how early childhood development practitioners running centre-based programmes with children aged 3-6 years address the needs of an increasing number of children from diverse cultural backgrounds in their care. This is important as early childhood is a critical moment in which to create a positive awareness about diversity. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
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Stier, Jonas; Tryggvason, Marja-Terttu; Sandstrom, Margareta; Sandberg, Anette – Intercultural Education, 2012
Using the critical incident approach, preschool teachers at 10 preschools in Sweden were asked to describe their work with respect to ethnic and cultural diversity. The study attempted to provide insights that go beyond commonly used models of intercultural sensitivity and intercultural competence (e.g. Gudykunst and Kim; Landis, Bennett, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries