ICC Intercultural Learning in Bilingual Institutions Ute Massler & Lydia Gerlich Structure of presentation What is my understanding of culture and intercultural competence? When and how do children develop awareness for diversity?
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"... culture should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, and that it encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs".
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2002)
must be studied and taught (!)"indirectly" by looking at behaviour, customs, material culture (artefacts, tools, technology), language, etc.
(Wagner 2001: 2 ff)
Minority children are in danger of:
Majority children are in danger of:
(Dennis, 1981; Derman-Sparks, 1989; Miel, 1976; Wagner 2001)
Activities about "other" cultures often exhibit the following problems: * Disconnection * Patronization * Trivialization
Teaching aims (Anti-Bias approach) => developing
(adapted from Derman-Sparks 1999; Ulich 1994, 1998; Ulich/Oberhuemer, 2003)
Principles and examples for activities in elementary school children?Anti-Bias programmes
Teachers need to know:
Thank you for elementary school children?
www.elias.bilikita.org elementary school children?
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