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Speaking across borders : the role of higher education in furthering intercultural dialogue

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Council of Europe higher education series ; no.16, Council of Europe Pub., Strasbourg, p.197 (2010)

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Cubb LB2341.8 .E85 S63 2010



Education, Eğitim, Yüksek--Avrupa, Higher--Europe, Intercultural communication, Kültürlerarası iletişim


Contents: I. The political context: intercultural dialogue for a humane society -- The role of higher education in fostering a culture of peace and understanding -- Intercultural dialogue and higher education: a Council of Europe view -- The role of higher education in fostering intercultural dialogue and understanding -- II. Setting the scene: from dialogue on campus to dialogue in society -- Intercultural dialogue on the university campus -- Universities as actors of intercultural dialogue in wider society -- III. Higher education as an actor of intercultural dialogue -- Higher education "as" free dialogue: pedagogy in a global age -- Developing attitudes to intercultural dialogue: the role of higher education -- Intercultural competence in higher education and intercultural dialogue -- Students and intercultural dialogue: more than just talk -- The role of public authorities in promoting intercultural dialogue -- A broad approach: beyond training professionals to educating responsible citizens -- IV. Higher education for intercultural dialogue: examples of practice -- The university as an actor of intercultural dialogue: an example from north Caucasus -- Has dialogue contributed to conflict management, conflict avoidance or conflict resolution in the Lebanese crisis? -- Cultural pluralism as a challenge to the effectiveness of university education in fostering dialogue and understanding -- For a culture of dialogue and mutual understanding: a Lebanese case -- Internationalisation and intercultural understanding through higher education: the Chinese experience -- Intercultural dialogue as an element of the internationalisation of education; Summary: "Our ability to relate to and interact with those whose cultural backgrounds differ from our own will be among the determining factors for the future of our societies. For most people, regardless of whether they aim for international careers or life in their local communities, intercultural dialogue will become a fact of life rather than an option. Education will need to play a key role in developing the ability to conduct intercultural dialogue, which is an integral part of developing democratic culture.; Summary: This book, edited jointly by the Council of Europe and the International Association of Universities (IAU), explores the role of higher education in developing intercultural dialogue in society at large. It complements Intercultural dialogue on Campus (Higher Education series No. 11) and the issue of the IAU journal Higher Education Policy on the same topic, and includes contributions by prominent authors from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. The book sets out the political context for intercultural dialogue and explores how universities can move from dialogue on campus to dialogue in society, and hence to become actors of intercultural dialogue. It also offers examples of good practice from various parts of the world."--pub. desc.

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