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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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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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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