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Intercultural Competence in Education

Alternative Approaches for Different Times

Editors: Dervin, Fred, Gross, Zehavit (Eds.)

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  • Explores the concept of intercultural competence and its place in the global community
  • Stresses the importance of intercultural competence in education
  • Highlights the variety of interpretations of intercultural competence which can be developed
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This book explores the concept of intercultural competence, focusing specifically on education. Intercultural competence can vary depending on the field of research or the context of application and has therefore developed over recent decades. As the world becomes increasingly global intercultural competence has become even more important but it is still not practiced satisfactorily. This book highlights views which are at odds with official and orthodox positions on intercultural competence to encourage fresh approaches to intercultural competence. It will be invaluable for researchers, practitioners and students interested in the global possibilities of education. 

About the authors

Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He also holds professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Sweden. He is one of the most critical voices on the meanings of interculturality in education today. 
Zehavit Gross is the chair holder of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Human Values, Tolerance and Peace and the Head of the graduate programme of Management and Development in Informal Education Systems in the School of Education, Bar-Illan University, Israel.    

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Towards the Simultaneity of Intercultural Competence

    Pages 1-10

    Dervin, Fred (et al.)

  • Meta-pragmatic Awareness and Intercultural Competence: The Role of Reflection and Interpretation in Intercultural Mediation

    Pages 13-30

    McConachy, Troy (et al.)

  • Intercultural Competence in Host Students? A Study of Danish Students Facing China at Home

    Pages 31-50

    Egekvist, Ulla Egidiussen (et al.)

  • From ‘Intercultural Speaker’ to ‘Intercultural Reader’: A Proposal to Reconceptualize Intercultural Communicative Competence Through a Focus on Literary Reading

    Pages 51-71

    Hoff, Hild Elisabeth

  • Competences for Active Communication and Participation in Diverse Societies: Views of Young People in Iceland

    Pages 73-93

    Ragnarsdóttir, Hanna

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Competence in Education
Book Subtitle
Alternative Approaches for Different Times
Editors
  • Fred Dervin
  • Zehavit Gross
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58733-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58733-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58732-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 261
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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