Journal article

Identifying and developing effective approaches to foster intercultural understanding in schools

J Walton, N Priest, Y Paradies

Intercultural Education | Published : 2013

Abstract

This paper provides a systematic review of education literature focused on identifying school-based approaches for developing students' intercultural understanding. Studies were assessed using selection criteria and then critically appraised for study quality. A key finding from the review is that developing students' intercultural understanding beyond cultural awareness requires students and teachers to take a critical approach toward cultural diversity, as well as the opportunity for ongoing intercultural and intergroup contact. Studies reported that only building cultural awareness and knowledge is not enough to promote long-term changes in attitudes. There is a need for more rigorously e..

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