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Interculturalism, Education and Dialogue - Global Studies in Education 13 (Paperback)
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Interculturalism, Education and Dialogue - Global Studies in Education 13 (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 13/04/2012
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Intercultural dialogue is a concept and discourse that dates back to the 1980s. It is the major means for managing diversity and strengthening democracy within Europe and beyond. It has been adopted by the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe as the basis for interreligious and interfaith initiatives and has become increasingly associated with a liberal theory of modernity and internationalism that presupposes freedom, democracy, human rights and tolerance. It is now the dominant paradigm for `cultural policy' and the educational basis for the development of intercultural understanding. Governments have placed their hope in intercultural education as the way to avoid the worst excesses of globalization, especially exclusion and marginalization, and the problems of xenophobia and racism that afflict European societies. Interculturalism, Education and Dialogue is an international collection by renowned scholars who examine the ideological underpinnings of the European model and its global applications. It explores the historical, philosophical and educational dimensions of intercultural dialogue.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433115141
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition


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"Tina Besley and Michael A. Peters have provided us with an excellent and timely book. It is useful for understanding the value of education in our globalized world with an increasingly growing interdependence among states, cultures and people. It addresses important issues and provides the reader with insightful and critical discussion on theoretical views on interculturalism, education and dialogue. It also offers critical analyses of the role and function of education within countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, and the extent to which the educational systems within these countries respond to the challenges posed by social diversity. Anyone concerned with the discussed challenges can benefit from reading it." (Klas Roth, Stockholm University)
"This is a timely anthology of essays on some of the philosophical, sociological and historical underpinnings of intercultural dialogue in Europe and the wider world. This edited collection is intended to contribute to the cultivation of diversity and democracy in pluralist societies. The volume will indeed centrally contribute towards minimising some of the excesses of globalisation such as escalating levels of xenophobia, exclusion and marginalisation, and racism. As the world is constantly seeking for solutions to bridge the widening gap among different cultures, the contributors reaffirm the different philosophical strands of dialogue that can become an authoritative intellectual resource for readers serious about extending the intertwined theoretical and practical nexus between interculturalism, education and dialogue. Here is a collection most appropriately situated within leading contemporary debates about democratic action, citizenship rights and responsibilities, and cosmopolitan imaginings." (Yusef Waghid, Professor of Philosophy of Education, Stellenbosch University)
"Tina Besley and Michael A. Peters have provided us with an excellent and timely book. It is useful for understanding the value of education in our globalized world with an increasingly growing interdependence among states, cultures and people. It addresses important issues and provides the reader with insightful and critical discussion on theoretical views on interculturalism, education and dialogue. It also offers critical analyses of the role and function of education within countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, and the extent to which the educational systems within these countries respond to the challenges posed by social diversity. Anyone concerned with the discussed challenges can benefit from reading it." (Klas Roth, Stockholm University)
"This is a timely anthology of essays on some of the philosophical, sociological and historical underpinnings of intercultural dialogue in Europe and the wider world. This edited collection is intended to contribute to the cultivation of diversity and democracy in pluralist societies. The volume will indeed centrally contribute towards minimising some of the excesses of globalisation such as escalating levels of xenophobia, exclusion and marginalisation, and racism. As the world is constantly seeking for solutions to bridge the widening gap among different cultures, the contributors reaffirm the different philosophical strands of dialogue that can become an authoritative intellectual resource for readers serious about extending the intertwined theoretical and practical nexus between interculturalism, education and dialogue. Here is a collection most appropriately situated within leading contemporary debates about democratic action, citizenship rights and responsibilities, and cosmopolitan imaginings." (Yusef Waghid, Professor of Philosophy of Education, Stellenbosch University)

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