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Intercultural Education, Social Justice and Sustainability

Intercultural Teacher Education
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the concept of intercultural education. We will address the theoretical approaches in this field, as well as the impact of cultural differences in learning and the development of intercultural competences. The role of social justice and sustainability issues on education will also be analysed. Lastly, we will take into account the future prospects in this field.

Course Content

1. Introduction to intercultural education

2. Theoretical approaches on culture

3. Cultural differences in learning

4. Intercultural competences

5. Complex societies, common schools and curriculum

6. The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS)

7. The role of social justice and sustainability on education

8. Future prospects


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Carl A. Grant, Agostino Portera - Intercultural and Multicultural Education: Enhancing Global Interconnectedness (Routledge Research in Education) - Routledge (2010)

Coleman, James (1968) "The Concept of Equality of Opportunity" Educação, Sociedade e Culturas.

Cushner, K. (Ed.), (1998). International perspectives on intercultural education. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Suzanne Majhanovich, Christine Fox (auth.), Suzanne Majhanovich, Christine Fox, Adila Pašalić Kreso (eds.) - Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue - Springer Netherlands (2009)