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Nikolaou, Georgios; Kaloyirou, Chrystalla; Spyropoulou, Antonia – Intercultural Education, 2019
This particular study investigated school bullying in relation to ethnic diversity in Cyprus. The research involved 469, 8-14¬†years old pupils of Cypriot origin and 83 pupils of non-Cypriot origin. Two different questionnaires, one for Cypriot and one for non-Cypriot students, were used and data was analyzed using the SPSS statistical package. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Student Diversity, Ethnic Groups
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Papamichael, Elena – Intercultural Education, 2017
To show the potential and limitations of pedagogies of discomfort and empathy in anti-racist and multicultural teacher education, this paper engages in an in-depth analysis of two "critical moments" that are drawn from a series of teacher workshops. The purpose of the analysis is to show how discomfort and empathy may be combined…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Workshops, Teacher Education, Multicultural Education
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Georgiou, Mary; Savvidou, Christine – Intercultural Education, 2014
This study explores the intercultural experiences of international students (IS) in Cyprus. While there is much research about IS' experiences in more traditional educational destinations, such as the UK, US and Australia, little is known about their experiences in Cyprus. Using semi-structured interviews and a focus group, the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Experience, Cultural Differences
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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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Hajisoteriou, Christina – Intercultural Education, 2012
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…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Intercultural Education, 2012
This article looks at the emotion discourses among 30 Greek-Cypriot children and youth interviewees when they describe their feelings about migrants in Cyprus. It looks at how migrant representations and narratives are highly emotional constructions that children and youth utilize to make sense of their views about how migrants are different or…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Fear, Empathy
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis; Costi, Andri; Hadjiaggeli, Maria – Intercultural Education, 2011
The development and implementation of inclusive practices can potentially enhance intercultural education. Through the case study of a primary school in Cyprus, we investigated the practices that were developed and applied by the school itself, which aimed to reduce the marginalisation of students who came from abroad. The practices relate to the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Theodosiou-Zipiti, Galatia; Lamprianou, Iasonas; West, Mel; Muijs, Daniel – Intercultural Education, 2011
The population in Cyprus, a recent European Union member, has become much more heterogeneous during the past decade. Here, we examine the attainment patterns of minority and native students enrolled in six secondary schools from different cities in Cyprus, and identify factors responsible for these patterns. The combination of examined factors has…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap
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Theodosiou-Zipiti, Galatia; West, Mel; Muijs, Daniel – Intercultural Education, 2010
This is the first study in Cyprus aiming to gain insight into the factors responsible for the low attainment of ethnic minority students observed in earlier studies. Teachers from different schools and cities on the island participated in a focus group discussion. Identified factors related to the child, parents, home environment, teachers,…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Teacher Attitudes, Focus Groups, Academic Achievement
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Koutselini, Mary – Intercultural Education, 2008
This paper presents a phenomenographic study that was carried out at the University of Cyprus Department of Education, aiming at the investigation of student teacher perceptions of citizenship, nationality, community and their relationship with human rights. The study showed a continuum of perceptions about citizenship, which are discussed in line…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Intercultural Education, 2007
This paper argues that using the notion of ambivalence in understanding ethnic hatred can be helpful to educators who struggle to address the pedagogical implications of students' feelings of hatred. It is suggested that, although hate feelings are difficult to change, unraveling the ambivalence in the affective politics of hatred creates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Student Attitudes, Social Bias
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Panayiotopoulos, Christos; Nicolaidou, Maria – Intercultural Education, 2007
This paper aims to explore the issue of multicultural education in Cyprus and how it is treated within school environments. It explores attitudes from and towards non-indigenous pupils and perceptions that exist within the indigenous population. A case study approach was used to achieve these goals. Teachers completed a semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Multicultural Education, Indigenous Populations
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Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James – Intercultural Education, 2004
In this paper, we attempt to answer the question: "is the Cypriot educational system a melting pot of every alien civilization and a kettle of cultural assimilation that perpetuates biases, cliches, racist behaviours and cultivates the idea that the different have no place among us?" We closely examine the case of a girl from Iran in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Naturalistic Observation, Multicultural Education