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Intercultural Education, 2018
This paper focuses on schools in the inner city of the Lisbon metropolitan area and a suburban neighbourhood located in the municipality of Sintra, where second generation Brazilian and Cape Verdean students adhere to different meanings of diversity and intercultural dialogue. Their experiences and interpretations were examined more closely…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Metropolitan Areas, Suburbs
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Eguren, Joaquín – Intercultural Education, 2018
The aim of this paper is twofold: (1) to describe the interplay between religious identification and Spanish educational policy by studying a targeted group of immigrant Moroccan children and young people in metropolitan Madrid and (2) to highlight how such experiences have resulted in the evolution of intercultural education in Spain. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors, Muslims
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Turcatti, Domiziana – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study focuses on life histories collected from Moroccan Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and describes their experiences in diverse programs of the Dutch secondary education system. The study questions whether the present Dutch educational system facilitates the 'gaining of place' for the youth within Dutch society or whether it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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Spencer-Oatey, Helen – Intercultural Education, 2018
Many universities in different parts of the world are seeking to enhance the cultural diversity of their staff and student body and yet repeated studies have shown that good integration can be difficult to achieve. Although several studies have examined the reasons why such integration is difficult, there has been very little research into the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Integration, Multicultural Education, Interpersonal Communication
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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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Agbaria, Ayman K. – Intercultural Education, 2018
Focusing on education policy and politics in Israel, this essay examines how ethnic segregation is established and sheds light on the latest curricular developments that place a heavy emphasis on Jewish identity. The first part of the paper underscores the rising influence of the radical right in Israel and it's political theology. The second part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Luna, Laura; Telechea, Consuelo; Caniguan, Natalia – Intercultural Education, 2018
The article analyses the Mapuche language and culture teaching practices of a rural school in the Chilean Araucanía region run by Mapuche teachers, aimed at reinforcing the language, culture and identity of children. Based on a comparative study of two school ethnographies, the article shows and discusses the ways children learn to be Mapuche by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Comparative Analysis, Epistemology
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Markovich, Dalya Yafa – Intercultural Education, 2018
Programmes based on intercultural encounters with the 'Other' place culture and cultural difference at their centre. 'Cultural discourse' has even been defined as a new epistemology and praxis that plays a key role in the process of recognition. In the light of these assumptions, this study used ethnographic field work to examine the ways culture…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Distance, Jews, Arabs
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Casinader, Niranjan – Intercultural Education, 2018
In school education, one of the few visible responses to increasing globalisation of educational practice has been the implementation of short-term experiential overseas student learning programmes. This paper analyses the results of a comparative research project on three Australian schools that offer such learning experiences. It argues that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Arphattananon, Thithimadee – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study examines multicultural education policy in Thailand. The researcher used the qualitative research methods of interviewing, observation and document examination to obtain data. Theory about multicultural education was used as a theoretical framework. The sites of study were eight primary schools that served students from diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Educational Policy, Qualitative Research
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Genç, Gülten – Intercultural Education, 2018
English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers, as the backbone of language teaching system, are expected to raise the awareness level of students' intercultural communication competence by helping them relate their own culture to foreign cultures, empathise with foreign cultures' perspectives and tolerate the ambiguities or differences. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Multicultural Education, Career Readiness
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Senyshyn, Roxanna M. – Intercultural Education, 2018
Fostering intercultural learning among preservice teachers has become increasingly important. This article describes the results of a three-year study of semester-long projects in which cohorts of undergraduate education majors (N = 41) engaged with first-semester international students and were asked to reflect on becoming involved participants…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Transformative Learning
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Madrid-Fernández, Daniel; Katz, Susan Roberta – Intercultural Education, 2018
This paper aims to study the perception of 208 students [37 "gitanos" (gypsies), 138 "payos" (non-gypsies), 22 mixed ethnicity ("gitano-payo"), and 8 other ethnicities] in areas and schools with gitano populations in the City and Province of Granada, Spain, considering nine factors related to the segregation,…
Descriptors: School Surveys, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes, Minority Group Students
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Mitchell, Lynne; Paras, Andrea – Intercultural Education, 2018
Why do some study abroad students improve their intercultural skills, while others revert to less sophisticated ways of making sense of cultural difference? Both intercultural competence theory and transformative learning theory attempt to explain why student intercultural learning occurs, but they only provide partial answers. Building on our…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Study Abroad, Cultural Differences, Transformative Learning
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Stout, Rebecca; Archie, Cephas; Cross, David; Carman, Carol A. – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study examines the relationship between faculty racial/ethnic diversity and graduation rates of undergraduate students, in particular those from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations. Using IPEDS data, the researchers calculated a Diversity Score for each institution. Findings suggest U.S. faculty diversity is lower than in…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Correlation
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