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chanicka, jeewan; Mahari de Silva, Renuka; Merkley, Kevin – Intercultural Education, 2018
In local, diverse learning communities in Ontario, educators may have to look closely at how engagement can be established in meaningful and authentic ways that encourage and foster student agency and democracy. As students are critically engaged and grasp the relevance of their learning within the context of their daily lives, learning in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Democracy, Trust (Psychology)
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Blasco, Maribel – Intercultural Education, 2012
This article explores how the concept of reflexivity is used in intercultural education. Reflexivity is often presented as a key learning goal in acquiring intercultural competence (ICC). Yet, reflexivity can be defined in different ways, and take different forms across time and space, depending on the concepts of selfhood that prevail and how…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Multicultural Education, Reflection, Intercultural Communication
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Chamberlin-Quinlisk, Carla; Senyshyn, Roxanna M. – Intercultural Education, 2012
This essay explores some of the areas in which language teaching and intercultural education overlap. We position language teaching as embedded within sociocultural practices and shaped by attitudes toward bilingualism and native vs. nonnative speaker status. Specifically, we question language practices that exclude or downplay the benefits of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Thomas, Emel – Intercultural Education, 2012
In England there are minority ethnic students with past family connections to the former British Empire, as well as recent Eastern European students, economic migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. One may wish to ask, do newly emerging racial identities conceptualise race and race relations in similar ways to existing minority ethnic communities?…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Racial Bias, Racial Relations
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Banks, James A. – Intercultural Education, 2012
Since the 1990s, ethnic studies and other components of multicultural education have been criticized by neo-conservative and assimilationist scholars who maintain that school diversity initiatives weaken national identity and fail to help students attain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to function effectively in the national mainstream…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Citizenship Education, Multicultural Education, Citizenship
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Banks, James A. – Intercultural Education, 2011
Immigration is increasing racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistics, and religious diversity in nations around the world, which is challenging existing concepts of citizenship and citizenship education. In this article, I challenge assimilationist conceptions of citizenship education and argue that citizenship education should be transformed so that…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Acculturation
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Coulby, David – Intercultural Education, 2011
In this essay I reflect on the role of intercultural education in an emerging global crisis. Education systems are characterised by both divergent and convergent impulses. Divergent impulses include tradition, nationalism and religion. Convergent impulses (isomorphism) include science and technology, culture (including the English language),…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Change, Climate, Political Power
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Wang, Ping – Intercultural Education, 2011
In this paper, I reflect on my experiences as a Chinese educator, attempting to take my previous experiences into a new situation: teaching in the UK. These reflections take me down a path that shows how my Chinese cultural background and experiences created both challenges and opportunities for my teaching. I attempt to show how important it is…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Awareness, Asians, Teaching Experience
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Renner, Adam; Brown, Milton; Stiens, Gina; Burton, Sonya – Intercultural Education, 2010
Dehumanizing tendencies within the present neo-liberal era provide the backdrop against which the authors have developed an 11-year partnership in the Global South. The economic context encourages competition over community and, while portending to bring people closer together through technological advances, it only facilitates the flow of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Global Education, Social Control
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Gorski, Paul C. – Intercultural Education, 2008
Despite unquestionably good intentions on the part of most people who call themselves intercultural educators, most intercultural education practice supports, rather than challenges, dominant hegemony, prevailing social hierarchies, and inequitable distributions of power and privilege. In this essay I describe a philosophy of decolonizing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Critical Theory
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Salomone, Rosemary – Intercultural Education, 2008
This essay examines education as a critical link to minority integration--one often lost in the debate over immigration on both sides of the Atlantic. It suggests that western European countries, in looking to the experience of the United States, should place the specific policies and practices in their historical context and sift through the…
Descriptors: Immigration, Immigrants, Integration Studies, Acculturation
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Barlas, Asma – Intercultural Education, 2007
In this article, the author shares the challenges she faced as a teacher who teaches "Understanding Islam: Religion and Politics." She shares that most of the strains she had experienced began to surface when her class came to the segments on jihad and Muslim women. She also relates that some of the tensions experienced by her students result from…
Descriptors: Females, Islam, Muslims, Islamic Culture
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Taylor, Lisa K. – Intercultural Education, 2007
The imperial hubris, insecurities and indifference of our bloody new millennium pose profound challenges to feminist anti-racist and anti-colonial educators. For those of us who turn to literature education to create spaces of sustained moral reflection, there is a particular challenge to think through the kinds of reading practices which might…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Empathy
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Davis, Hilary E.; Zine, Jasmin; Taylor, Lisa K. – Intercultural Education, 2007
In this article, an interview with Muslim author Mohja Kahf is presented. Kahf is the author of the novel "The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf" and "Emails from Scheherazad." During the interview, Kahf talked about how her religion has become the foremost factor in bringing her to her voice. She also related how she became dismayed with Islam being…
Descriptors: Audiences, Art Education, Interviews, Muslims
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Rana, Anniqua – Intercultural Education, 2007
What does it mean to be a Muslim woman? Even a basic understanding could help to dispel generalizations and stereotypes, especially in the context of education. With the controversies related to the wearing of the headscarf in educational institutions, to the general assumption that Muslim women are disempowered, this is even more important for…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Schools, Stereotypes
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