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Haenni Hoti, Andrea; Wolfgramm, Christine; Müller, Marianne; Heinzmann, Sybille; Buholzer, Alois – Intercultural Education, 2019
The present study examined what impact various constellations of acculturation orientations of immigrant students and their teachers have on the students' school adjustment. For this purpose, the study analysed the acculturation orientations of 1106 5th graders and their class teachers in Switzerland. Using multiple regression analysis, we found…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Adjustment, Acculturation
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Van Driel, Barry – Intercultural Education, 2018
This article examines two best practices of intercultural education in Portugal. The Intercultural School Seal in Portugal aims to identify schools that stand out in their promotion of projects that recognise and appreciate diversity as an opportunity and source of learning for all. This initiative comprises a contribution to the work of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Vieira, Ana; Marques, José Carlos; Gomes, Miguel Prata; Vieira, Ricardo – Intercultural Education, 2017
The intensification of different types of migration movements during the last decades is an expression of growing interconnections at the global level. The so called "refugee crisis" is the most visible sign of this intensification. It currently challenges societies to rethink the processes of integrating those fleeing from humanitarian…
Descriptors: Refugees, Inclusion, Social Integration, Foreign Countries
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Almeida, Joana; Fantini, Alvino E.; Simões, Ana Raquel; Costa, Nilza – Intercultural Education, 2016
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…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Exchange Programs, Cultural Awareness, Intervention
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Goncalves, Susana – Intercultural Education, 2011
This paper focuses on intercultural competence and dialogue across cultural borders between university students from different Portuguese-speaking countries. Various principles and strategies for intercultural education are summarised, and the project "cultures@esec", based on such principles and strategies, is described. The project was…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication, Cooperation, Active Learning
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Corte-Real, Maria de Sao Jose – Intercultural Education, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Theater Arts, Role
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Pratas, Maria Helena – Intercultural Education, 2010
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…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Models
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Jaurena, Ines Gil – Intercultural Education, 2010
This paper examines educational practices in Spain and in particular Madrid. With this contextual frame as the starting point the following issues are discussed: the "official" conceptualization of cultural diversity, educational policies and resolutions related to cultural diversity, and school programs and resources facilitated by…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational Practices, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Marchand, Helena; d'Orey, Ines – Intercultural Education, 2008
The aim of this research was to identify continuities/discontinuities in the values of Portuguese mothers with kindergarten children belonging to high and low socio-cultural backgrounds, mothers from different cultures and kindergarten teachers. The sample was composed of sixty-five mothers (fourteen Roma, fifteen Indian, twelve African, and ten…
Descriptors: Mothers, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Young Children
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Kjellin, Margareta Sandstrom; Stier, Jonas – Intercultural Education, 2008
The aim of the paper is to present and discuss a Report from a Comenius 2.1 project, aimed at developing teachers' interpersonal, intercultural, social and civic competence. The study presented in the report was a multiple case study, and the methods for collecting data were focus group dialogues (with 34 teacher students), one video recording in…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Hortas, Maria Joao – Intercultural Education, 2008
This article presents the responses given in several schools of the 1st Cycle of the Basic Education Level (children aged 6 to 10 years) of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon relating to the issue of integration of immigrant children and children of immigrant descent. The goal was to establish the relationship between the geographical context where…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Social Attitudes
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Lopes da Silva, Joao; Villas-Boas, Maria Adelina – Intercultural Education, 2006
Taking UNESCO's proposal "learning how to live together" as a starting point, we examined to what extent visual education can be used as a tool to promote the aims of intercultural education. We analyzed the power of using artistic images from different cultures to change students' perception of cultural differences, thereby facilitating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Art Education, Cultural Differences
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Cabral, Maria – Intercultural Education, 2005
This exploratory study aims to investigate the attitudes and motivation of four English-speaking students in two Portuguese public schools towards their Portuguese and English language classes. Our research revealed that that the needs of these students were not met in their Portuguese language classes nor their English language classes. This can…
Descriptors: Portuguese, Foreign Students, English, Student Attitudes