Intercultural Learning as Identity Negotiation

by Susanne Weber (Author)
©2005 Postdoctoral Thesis 306 Pages
Series: Berufliche Bildung im Wandel, Volume 8


This is a volume on problems and new solutions in the field of intercultural learning and development. Although it seems to be intuitively quite clear what is meant by intercultural learning and development, it quickly becomes vague and hard to grasp. Many isolated and diverse studies have been conducted, but demonstrate only minor effectiveness. A more promising framework, based on socio-cultural and historical activity theory and mindful identity negotiation, is presented here. It is tested for intervention purposes and empirically evaluated by means of a design experiment. This volume is addressed to professors, students, and professional practitioners, whether working in educational research or in practical course design and implementation in different fields, such as general education, business studies, management training, workplace learning, or in studies on diversity and modern language teaching.


ISBN (Softcover)
Socio-cultural theory Historical activity theory Design experiment Managment training Interkulturelle Erziehung Mindful identity negotiation Weiterbildung
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 306 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Susanne Weber (Author)

The Author: Susanne Weber studied, after several years of banking experience, Business and Economics Education, Political Economy, Business Theory, Commercial Law and Human Resource Management at the University of Göttingen, where she received her doctorate. Her Habilitation took place at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. The author is presently Privatdozentin at the Faculty of Philosophy IV at the Humboldt-University Berlin and at the Institute for Economics and Business Education and Management Training at the University of Göttingen. She just was appointed to a full professorship at the Munich School of Management. Her major research interest is developmental work research. In this field she has already published more than fifty publications.


Title: Intercultural Learning as Identity Negotiation