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Urban education: an intercultural, international case study

Urban education: an intercultural, international case study

Kinchington, Francia and Kruif, Gerard de (2007) Urban education: an intercultural, international case study. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 7 (4). pp. 41-49. ISSN 1447-9532

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An in-depth understanding and experience of multicultural urban education is viewed as critical in the preparation
of students in Higher Education who intend to train and work as teachers and social educators in inner city urban settings. The Hague University has since 1995 run a unique and successful Socrates funded programme, entitled ‘Urban Education’ which has attracted European and International students. This three month intensive programme has been reported as having a profound impact on the students involved, contributing to their knowledge and understanding of culture, religion, urban poverty and multicultural education; challenging pre-conceived ideas and beliefs and enabling them to work effectively with the complex issues prevalent in Europe currently. This case study explores the expectations and views of past and current students, the course and its context, offering a unique and positive contribution to European teacher education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban education, multicultural, teacher education, social educators, European
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
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