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Intercultural Horizons: Intercultural Strategies in Civic Engagement

Intercultural Horizons: Intercultural Strategies in Civic Engagement (Hardback)

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This volume features a collection of papers from the second annual Intercultural Horizons conference held in October 2012 in New York City (USA). The 2012 conference was the second in what is becoming an annual series of meetings, and the present volume therefore is a companion to one issued last year by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Intercultural Horizons: Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development, 2012). The papers included in this volume reflect a diversity of approaches both to intercultural education in the North American setting and to its application in service-learning and related contexts in diverse cultural settings in other nations. Our authors provide faculty and student perspectives, primarily from the level of postsecondary education but including a look as well at intercultural education at the primary level. Many of the papers focus in one way or another on issues of curriculum, teaching and learning in relation to developing intercultural competence in students in North American colleges and universities, particularly though not exclusively through the use of service-learning.

All of the papers touch in one way or another on another important development now affecting almost all institutions of higher education in North America and, increasingly, in other nations worldwide-that of the university's engagement with the community. During the past thirty years, such engagement has moved from the periphery to the core of many North American colleges and universities. Similar efforts are now emerging among many Asian universities and in Europe as well. The paper in this volume on the Polisocial initiative at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy is a good example of how the theme of university-community engagement is taking hold in a city and nation facing similar intercultural and economic challenges to those in North America-and serves as a preview of themes the International Center for Intercultural Exchange hopes to explore in its future conferences.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/11/2013 ISBN-13: 9781443851626  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Lavinia Bracci is founder and director of Siena Italian Studies (SIS) and the International Center for Intercultural Exchange. She is co-author of L'educazione riflessiva interculturale: L'approccio FICCS allo studio della lingua e cultura italiana, a book on the FICCS (Full-Immersion: Culture, Content and Service) instructional approach that she developed with the core team of instructors at SIS for the development of reflective intercultural competence. She has also published articles on language learning and intercultural competence development, as well as an Italian language text called Dimmi Tutto! Nevin C. Brown has worked with several US-based education organizations in the fields of urban and international education as well as urban policy. He has also recently served in leadership roles for the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership. Nevin has published numerous articles in the areas of higher education, global civic engagement and service-learning. As Senior Fellow at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange, he contributes to the development of publications, conferences and related initiatives regarding intercultural exchange and service-learning. Eliza J. Nash is a founding partner of Nove Culturae Ventures LLC, and the Associazione Culturale Ulisse, both of which collaborate with the International Center for Intercultural Exchange to organize study and cultural experiences in Siena, Italy. She is currently Intercultural Development Coordinator at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange, working on the development and implementation of future study programs, conferences and publications. She has most recently co-authored and published an article with Lavinia Bracci regarding intercultural competence development.

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