Bringing together multicultural awareness and citizenship in post graduate teacher education

Part of : Το βήμα των κοινωνικών επιστημών ; Vol.ΙΔ, No.55, 2009, pages 247-259

Multicultural awareness relates to the common world of experiences, values and knowledge at the individual and/or group level which highlights the concepts of identity and diversity. Multiculturalism deals with the recognizing the principles and practices of “accommodating diversity" in ways that guarantee interconnectedness is the area that multiculturalism deals with. Including diversity and specifically multiculturalism is important as teachers need to work successfully with diverse learners at the ideological level, practical level, political level and methodological level. For the purposes of this article we will focus on: how Greek Master’s degree candidates taking a Multicultural Education course understand the diversity around him and how it influences identity and citizenship. From the analysis we note that an opportunity for focused, organized and active participation and reflection can positively influence the multicultural awareness of post graduate education students.
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Περιέχει βιβλιογραφία, Το άρθρο περιέχεται στο special issue: from a national identity to a European one, J. A. Spinthourakis & I. Kamarianos, guest editors