Intercultural Approaches to Education
From Theory to Practice
CollectionSwiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
This open access book provides an analysis of contemporary societies and schools shaped by cultural diversity, globalization and migration. This diversity is necessarily reflected in education systems and requires the promotion of intercultural approaches able to improve learning processes and the quality of education. From an international and comparative perspective, this book first presents theoretical and conceptual foundations for seriously considering cultural diversity. The book also compares intercultural approaches and debates generated in countries as diverse as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland and France. For each national context, the book addresses both the historical roots of intercultural approaches and the concrete initiatives driven by educational policies for their implementation in schools and classrooms. Finally, the book presents discussions surrounding the treatment of linguistic or religious diversity in schools, the emergence of global citizenship education and the key role of teachers in intercultural approaches. This is an open access book.
KeywordsMulticultural Education; Intercultural Education; Diversity in Education; Ethnic Groups in Education; Racism and Education; Ethnocentrism in Education; Integration and Education; Assimilation through Education; Social Justice and Education; United States and Intercultural Education; Canada and Intercultural Education; France and Intercultural Education; Switzerland and Intercultural Education; Brazil and Intercultural Education; Bilingual Education; Multilingualism and Education; Religious Diversity; Global Citizenship Education; Teacher Education; Open Access
Publication date and placeCham, 2022
Educational strategies & policy