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Intercultural Policies and Education

Susana Gonçalves and Markus A. Carpenter

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.

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245 Author’s biographical notes SUSANA GONÇALVES Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Department of Education and UIDEF (Research Unit for Education and Training (University of Lisbon) Coimbra, Portugal Susana Gonçalves is an Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic of Coimbra/Department of Education and a researcher at the UIDEF (Research Unit for Education and Training (University of Lisbon). She obtained her PhD graduation in Psychology and her teaching activities are divided between Educational Psychology and Intercultural Communication/ Education. She is the Director of the Centre for the Study and Advancement of Pedagogy in Higher Education (CINEP)/Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC), a structure aiming to promote good work in university teaching and learning. From 2006 to 2010 she was the coordinator for the Undergraduate Programme of Primary School Teachers and she was International Coordinator until February 2011. She is the Secretary General of the academic European Erasmus network CICE (Chil- dren’s identity and Citizenship in Europe) and a founding member of the European Asso- ciation CiCea. She authored and co-authored books, book chapters and articles on the subjects of diversity, citizenship and educational psychology. She cooperates with the na- tional governmental structure ACIDI (High Commissionaire for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue) for the purpose of developing projects on inclusion, diversity and intercultural education and with the Council of Europe (as a trainer at the Programme Pestalozzi). MARKUS A. CARPENTER Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra Portugal Markus A. Carpenter graduated from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio in 1985 with a degree in Sociology & Religion. Following...

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