International Congress Theory & Practice in Intercultural Education (InterEdu08)

Venue: Warsaw School of Social Psychology

Location: Varsaw, Poland

Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 03, 2008
Registration Date: Jul 01, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2008
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The congress will address contemporary issues and problems in Intercultural Education, its theories and practice in the context of social change from the local to the global level

Sessions proposed:

1. Intercultural Education and Social Change

Issues to be discussed: A) Political determinants of Intercultural Education; B) Intercultural Education as a factor and outcome of social change; C) Intercultural Education and Global Society; D) Intercultural Education in the context of global migrations; E) Intercultural Education in postmodern, post-communist, post-conflict and developing societies.

2. Interdisciplinary background of Intercultural Education

Issues to be discussed : A) Political Sciences and Intercultural Education; B) Psychology and Intercultural Education; C) Sociology and Intercultural Education; D) Philosophy of Intercultural Education; E) History of Intercultural Education.; F) Anthropology and Ethnography in Intercultural Education; G) Methodology of Intercultural Education; H) Intercultural Education in Theories of Education.

3. Special issues in Intercultural Education

Issues to be discussed : A) Intercultural Education, Social Conflict and Peace Education; B) European dimension in Intercultural Education; C) Regional and local dimensions in Intercultural Education; D) Religion and belief dimension in Intercultural Education; E) Intercultural Education as a mean with engagement with xenophobia, racism, ethnic prejudices, religious intolerance and ethno-nationalism.; F) Gender and sexuality issues in Intercultural Education; G) Special educational needs and disability issues in Intercultural Education;

4. Practice of Intercultural Education

Issues to be discussed : A) Education and socialization in transnational communities and ethnic enclaves; B) Teaching immigrants and refugees; C) Culturally sensitive school management, curricula, teaching and evaluation; D) Culturally sensitive counseling and social services; E) Mass media and Intercultural Education; F) Building cross-cultural social capital; G) Developing intercultural competencies.

5. INTER Network.Intercultural Education: teacher training and school practice.