From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship: Essays and Reflections

Multilingual Matters, 27 may 2008 - 272 páginas
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This collection of essays analyses the evolution of theory of intercultural competence and its relationship to education for citizenship. It does so by analysing the concepts of intercultural competence, including the notion of the intercultural speaker, by discussing the ways in which language education policy develops and by comparing the theories and purposes of foreign language education and education for citizenship.

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Foreign Language Education 5
Purposes for Foreign Language Education 21
Acting Interculturally or Being
Foreign Language Educators 105
National and International Identities 114
Languages and Identities in the Curriculum 121
Ethical Dimensions of Education for Intercultural Citizenship 173
Policies for Intercultural Citizenship Education 191
Curricula for Intercultural Citizenship Education 205
Assessment andor Evaluation of Intercultural Competence
Conclusion 227
Sources for Teacher Training for Intercultural
Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters 240
References 258

Foreign Language Teaching as Political Action 145
Intercultural Citizenship Education 155

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Michael Byram is Professor of Education at Durham University, England. He studied French, German and Danish at King's College Cambridge, and wrote a PhD on Danish literature. He then taught French and German at secondary school level and in adult education in an English comprehensive school. Since being appointed to a post in teacher education at Durham in 1980, he has carried out research into the education of linguistic minorities, foreign language education and student residence abroad. His books include Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (1997) and he is the editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning. He is also an Adviser to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division.

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