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1st Edition

Children and Interculturality in Education

ISBN 9781032245782
Published January 9, 2023 by Routledge
118 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is unique in presenting new perspectives on how to introduce interculturality to children. It proposes critical ideas for introducing sensitive topics around culture, race and intersectionality. The book develops the reader’s criticality and reflexivity, providing original and concrete tools to introduce interculturality to children and to make children aware of how intercultural issues matter in their lives and in the world at large. It includes case studies of children’s realities from across the world, and provides insights into how to approach sensitive topics such as culturalism, discrimination, inequality and racism in relation to diversity in different contexts.

Written in the spirit of critical interculturality, the book will be of great interest to researchers and students in the field of intercultural studies, global childhood and early childhood education, as well as trainee teachers and educators.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why children and interculturality?

1. Every child is an interculturalist… the problem is: How to remain one?

Fred Dervin

2. Interculturality and children: A global film and media perspective

Andreas Jacobsson

3. Interculturality, race and inequality in early years

Heidi Layne

Conclusion: Who are the real ‘interculturalists’?

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Andreas Jacobsson is Senior Lecturer in Child and Youth Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Heidi Layne is Lecturer of Sustainable and Global Education at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland.