Education for Intercultural Citizenship
Concepts and Comparisons
Edited by: Geof Alred, Michael Byram, Mike Fleming
- Hardback - 272 pages
- 12 Oct 2006
- Multilingual Matters
- 210 x 148 (A5)
- develops from a theory of interculturality a concept of intercultural citizenship - investigates if and how education systems in several countries are developing intercultural citizenship in young people
This book examines citizenship education from the perspective of interculturality in order to extend its meaning and significance within and beyond the nation state, and in education in the nation state. There are chapters which deal with theory and concepts and others which present country and international case studies.
This work is a thoughtful and well-written contribution to the literature, and the editors and authors have done a remarkable job of tying a number of complex and potentially frustrating issues together in a cogent and understandable manner.
Timothy Reagan, Central Connecticut State University, in Studies in Second Language Acquisition 30:1 (March 2008)
The editors are all members of the School of Education, Durham University, interested in interdisciplinary approaches to intercultural experience. Geof Alred is counsellor and counsellor trainer. His research interests include language in therapy, mentoring and intercultural experience, in particular student residence abroad.; Mike Byram studied languages and literature before becoming interested in the intercultural dimension of language education and ultimately in educational experience beyond the classroom. Mike Fleming is Director of Research. His research interests include arts education, the teaching of English and drama, and in particular the use of drama as a form of intercultural education.; Mike Fleming is Director of Research. His research interests include arts education, the teaching of English and drama, and in particular the use of drama as a form of intercultural education.
Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate