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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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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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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