Purpose and benefit of intercultural education in Macedonian society

Koceva, Daniela (2017) Purpose and benefit of intercultural education in Macedonian society. Education and Research across Time and Space. pp. 950-956. ISSN 978-9989-100-50-5

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Abstract

In this paper I will briefly outline the objectives and the positive benefits of intercultural education in the educational system of the country. Starting from the basic commitment to multiculturalism and the current multicultural education to the contemporary need for interaction, and therefore the actualization and realization of a new situation, a new movement - interculturalism and intercultural education. Today more than ever, we are faced daily with global issues, the world is increasingly felt need expressed mutual communication, which forces us to be more open and willing acceptance of other cultures.That intercultural education is one which should contribute to personal growth and success in every sense of the word, building figures that are complete with all the necessary knowledge, skills to face the challenges. Intercultural education is an approach to teaching that is based on democratic values that promote cultural pluralism in culturally diversified societies. The intercultural dimension of education is particularly important in multicultural societies, such as Macedonian society in which coexistence of people of different cultures have deep historical roots.Indeed , education should be what will be directed to the development of intercultural skills, values and attitudes of all participants in the educational process, enabling thus finding the optimal ratio between cultural diversity and social cohesion. Key words: Culture , multiculturalism , intercultural education , interaction

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Daniela Koceva
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2018 12:59
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 12:59
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19253

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