Listening to children’s voices on intercultural education policy and practice

Christina Hajisoteriou, Panayiotis Angelides

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Abstract

The overarching purpose of this research is to investigate native and immigrant children’s experiences of intercultural pedagogical practices in Cyprus schools. It also explores their suggestions for the improvement of policies and practices for intercultural education. Last but not least, it examines whether Cypriot and immigrant students share similar or different conceptualisations and understandings regarding the above aspects. To this end, interviews were carried out with 40 pupils, aged 11–12, of five primary schools, which presented high concentrations of immigrant students. On the basis of our analysis of our data, the children appeared to perceive intercultural education in terms of culturally responsive discussions, collaborative learning and language learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-130
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • children's voices
  • Cyprus education
  • intercultural education

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