Intercultural Policies and Education

by Susana Gonçalves (Volume editor) Markus A. Carpenter (Volume editor)
©2012 Edited Collection 255 Pages


Intercultural Policies and Education is concerned with educational challenges in multicultural societies. Educational policies, practices and strategies for fruitful coexistence in the multicultural school and classroom are explored and analysed through a collection of chapters designed and selected to provide readers with international, multidisciplinary and multidimensional perspectives on the topic.
The first section of the book is focused on intercultural policies, pedagogy and curriculum, addressing aspects of interest to school management, like teacher recruitment, the internet, intercultural communication at school from a philosophical point of view. Further, the first part deals with the influence of phenomena such as globalization and includes an analysis of universalism and cosmopolitanism. The second part entails more specific approaches to education, the school and coexistence, by addressing a number of cases from European schools and results from educational projects, thus complementing the theoretical and conceptual framework presented in the first section.
This collection of essays and case studies presents a reasonably comprehensive picture of the situation in Europe and contributes to a better understanding of pluralism in society and especially in school.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2012 (June)
Intercultural Education Educational Planning Politics and Education Cultural Sociology European Community
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 255 pp.

Biographical notes

Susana Gonçalves (Volume editor) Markus A. Carpenter (Volume editor)

Susana Gonçalves is a researcher at the R&D Unit for Education and Training (University of Lisbon) and Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic of Coimbra (Portugal). She directs the Centre for the Study and Advancement of Pedagogy in Higher Education (CINEP) and is Secretary General of the academic network CICE (Children’s identity and Citizenship in Europe). She has authored books, book chapters and articles on the subject of diversity, citizenship and educational psychology. Markus A. Carpenter works as a tutor of English, translator and reviser of texts mainly for the Polytechnic of Coimbra. He has published articles in the U.S, Portugal and Turkey and earned a Master in Postcolonial Literature. He is presently working on a dissertation on the cinematic adaptations of author Ray Bradbury.


Title: Intercultural Policies and Education