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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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Berglund, Jenny; Gent, Bill – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article focuses on the reported experiences of Muslim students that regularly shift between Muslim 'supplementary education' (including its traditional confessional focus on learning to read Arabic and then memorise and recite the Qur'an) and mainstream school education (including its 'inclusive' form of religious education'). The aim has…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Muslims, Educational Experience
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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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Schwieter, John W.; Ferreira, Aline; Miller, Paul Chamness – Intercultural Education, 2018
English-speaking learners of L2 Spanish who were taking part in a four-week study abroad program in Spain and Japanese-speaking learners of L2 English who were individually studying in year-long abroad experiences participated in the present study. Quantitative and qualitative data from language questionnaires and contact profiles along with…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning
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López-Bech, Laura; Zúñiga, Rodolfo – Intercultural Education, 2017
As new stories from asylum seekers and refugees permeate the reality of European societies today, a whole new set of challenges and opportunities arise for building a common sense of belonging. Spaces for intercultural dialogue become crucial in connecting us all in a way that allows us to discover "the other" through our own process of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Refugees, Sense of Community, Intercultural Programs
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Rosvall, Per-Åke – Intercultural Education, 2017
There is little research into the career trajectories and occupational aspirations of rural youth with immigrant backgrounds in Europe. This article presents new research based on field observations and interviews with five young immigrants of Persian descent in one rural town in Sweden. The findings highlighted gender differences in how the…
Descriptors: Career Development, Immigrants, Rural Areas, Youth Opportunities
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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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Rosvall, Per-Åke; Öhrn, Elisabet – Intercultural Education, 2014
In this article, we use ethnographic data to explore school-based perceptions of racism. We draw on the findings of a one-year study conducted in two upper secondary classes in a Swedish school. The starting point of the analysis was student discussions of racism in the school and the surrounding neighbourhood, which prompted an examination of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Teacher Attitudes
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Catarci, Marco – Intercultural Education, 2014
The article focuses on some findings of a comparative study carried out by a network of scholars and researchers who are active in the field of intercultural education in the European context in the main "old immigration countries" (United Kingdom, France and Germany), "new immigration countries" (Italy, Spain and Greece) and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Bohlin, Henrik – Intercultural Education, 2013
The concept of "Bildung", sometimes translated as self-cultivation, is located at the core of an influential tradition of educational thought. A key question concerns the relationship between "Bildung" and interculturality. Drawing on Wilhelm von Humboldt and Hans-Georg Gadamer, and on the so-called transformative learning…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Correlation, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories
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Strandberg, Max; Lindberg, Viveca – Intercultural Education, 2012
This article focuses on teaching "about" and "for" cultural diversity. More specifically, we look at the manner in which different types of teacher feedback either support or hinder student interaction and student learning. We identified seven types of feedback that were used in classroom discussions with 14-15-year-old…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Homework, Discussion, Cultural Pluralism
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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
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von Bromssen, Kerstin; Olgac, Christina Rodell – Intercultural Education, 2010
The aim of this paper is to discuss two perspectives in relation to intercultural education and diversity in Sweden. One of the perspectives concerns the historical and current situation of the five Swedish national minorities with a special focus on education. The second perspective is related to religious diversity and education, as connected to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Minority Groups
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Johansson, Gunilla – Intercultural Education, 2009
This study focuses on parental involvement in Sami schools when developing a culturally sensitive school curriculum. The research recognizes a number of competing and complementary interests that play a role when constructing structures and policies in curriculum development. Two Sami schools in Sweden with 115 pupils, their parents and 27…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Elmeroth, Elisabeth – Intercultural Education, 2009
The aim of the research reported in this paper was to study and analyse student attitudes towards ethnic diversity and their expectations regarding the school in creating positive attitudes. The results show that the majority of the students embrace a positive attitude towards multicultural society. However, this attitude varies when the variables…
Descriptors: Role Models, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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