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Flensner, Karin K.; Von der Lippe, Marie – Intercultural Education, 2019
Safe space, used in educational settings as a metaphor, stresses the importance of the classroom being a learning environment characterised by respect and safety. Based on examples from Swedish and Norwegian classroom research, this article problematises and discusses the complexity in the discourse on safe space by asking the critical questions:…
Descriptors: School Safety, Figurative Language, Classroom Environment, Prosocial Behavior
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Bråten, Oddrun M. H.; Everington, Judith – Intercultural Education, 2019
The Council of Europe's 2008 'Recommendation' advocates the study of 'non-religious convictions' in schools in addition to religions. In 2018, there is evidence of growing academic interest in the inclusion of non-religious worldviews in the school curriculum, but few European countries include such a study within religious education. The guidance…
Descriptors: Religious Education, World Views, Educational Policy, Curriculum Development
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Britton, Thérèse Halvarson; Jørgensen, Camilla Stabel – Intercultural Education, 2019
Field visits to churches, mosques, temples or other buildings used by religious groups, are often valued by students of religious education as an opportunity to engage with the 'reality' of the subject: religions as they exist in the world. The Council of Europe text "Signposts" specifies field visits as an important contributor to the…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Education, Buildings, Books
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Spencer-Oatey, Helen – Intercultural Education, 2018
Many universities in different parts of the world are seeking to enhance the cultural diversity of their staff and student body and yet repeated studies have shown that good integration can be difficult to achieve. Although several studies have examined the reasons why such integration is difficult, there has been very little research into the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Integration, Multicultural Education, Interpersonal Communication
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Pastoor, Lutine de Wal – Intercultural Education, 2017
This article explores unaccompanied young refugees' participation in various learning contexts beyond school. Drawing from a qualitative study based on interviews with unaccompanied young refugees, educators and social workers in Norway, the findings emphasise the need for a holistic approach to refugee education in and across contexts of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Context Effect, Migrant Education, Relocation
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Avery, Helen – Intercultural Education, 2014
Libraries are critical learning spaces and may play a significant role in intercultural education initiatives, particularly in Sweden where the national curriculum ascribes central functions to libraries for learning activities. Unfortunately, the ways in which teachers and librarians may collaborate to leverage mutual resources is not fully…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Reflection, Multicultural Education
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Tonne, Ingebjorg; Pihl, Joron – Intercultural Education, 2012
The topic of this paper is literacy education and reading engagement in multilingual classes. What facilitates reading engagement in the language of instruction in multilingual classes? In this paper, we analyze reading engagement in a literature-based literacy program in Norway (2007-2011). The design was a research and development project in…
Descriptors: Literature, Recreational Reading, Language Minorities, Research and Development
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Andersen, Fred Carlo; Ottesen, Eli – Intercultural Education, 2011
In this article we explore school leaders' responses to challenges of inclusion in two Norwegian upper secondary schools. The empirical data are interviews with principals, deputies and social advisers in the two schools. We use multicultural education and inclusive leadership as theoretical lenses in the analysis. The results show that while the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Instructional Leadership, Ethnic Diversity, Secondary Schools
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Engen, Thor Ola – Intercultural Education, 2010
By focusing on different subsequently implemented strategies for literacy teaching in the Norwegian primary and lower secondary schools, this paper offers a historical overview of some important aspects of learning conditions for minority children. On this basis, the paper addresses the interrelationship between different strategies of literacy…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Minority Group Children, Foreign Countries, Social Mobility
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Biseth, Heidi – Intercultural Education, 2009
This paper investigates how education legislation in Denmark, Norway and Sweden define democracy, especially in relation to a complex society with diverse linguistic, religious and cultural practices. What tasks are assigned to educators through education policy documents pertaining to democratic values? The analysis points out that the designated…
Descriptors: Democracy, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Educational Legislation
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Mandt, Gunnar – Intercultural Education, 2008
The quality framework summarises and elaborates on the provisions in the Education Act and its regulations, including the National Curriculum, and must be considered in light of the legislation and regulations. The quality framework helps to clarify the responsibilities the school owners (the local and county administration authorities in…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, School Administration, Apprenticeships, Quality Control
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Schleicher, Andreas – Intercultural Education, 2006
This report examines how immigrant students performed, mainly in mathematics and reading, but also in science and problem-solving skills in the PISA 2003 assessment, both in comparison with native students in their adopted country and relative to other students across all countries covered in the report (the "case countries"). In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, First Generation College Students, Immigrants
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Bezemer, Jeff; Wold, Astri Heen; de Wal Pastoor, Lutine; Kroon, Sjaak; Ryen, Else – Intercultural Education, 2005
In this paper, multicultural primary school classes in Norway and the Netherlands are compared in terms of language teaching and learning. Drawing on observations, interviews, and school and policy documents, four dimensions of comparison are discussed. First, we deal with the different ways in which separate language classes for language minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education