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Title: Migration related socio-cultural changes and e-learning in a European globalising society.
Authors: Leman, Johan ×
Trappers, Ann
Brandon, Emily
Ruppol, Xavier #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Studies in philosophy and education vol:27 pages:237-251
Abstract: OECD figures (1998-2002) reveal a sharply increasing flow of foreign workers into European countries. Ethnic diversification has become a generalized matter of fact. At the same time, rapidly developing technology and 'intellectual globalization' processes - the world wide web - have also become a reality. This complex cluster of changes has an impact on the perceptions of the self and the other. Multilayered belongings and paradoxical meanings enter into interethnic relations in sometimes most surprising and unpredictable ways from outside of the boundaries of local communities. But the developments also create new and very positive opportunities for education/schooling and social cohesion. The paper critically examines this changing context and also Europe's educational responses to the new challenges: the European Socrates programme, the initiatives in the field of intercultural citizenship education and the issue of combating deprivation.
ISSN: 0039-3746
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre
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