Multicultural education: Concepts and Methods Handbook

Memeti, Memet and Damovska, Lena and Mirascieva, Snezana and Atanasovska, Tatijana and Muhikj, Maja and Kochoska, Jasminka and Koceva, Daniela and Ahmeti, Kustrim and Tasevska, Alma (2020) Multicultural education: Concepts and Methods Handbook. In: Multicultural education, Concepts and Methods: Handbook. Centre for Balkan Cooperation, LOJA. ISBN 978-608-66247-2-9

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The Multicultural Education, Concepts and Methods handbook emerged as a result of the cooperation initiated by Centre
for Balkan Cooperation LOJA, where experts from various universities in the Republic of North Macedonia, in
cooperation with the facilitators in the area of non-formal education, elaborate various topics in the field of multicultural
For the first time, this publication has brought together representatives from various universities, who are unique
regarding their geographic, ethnic and linguistic aspect. At the same time, this publication has enabled a closer cooperation
between the professors and experts in the field of educational methodologies in non-formal education in the Republic of
North Macedonia.
The need for this kind of handbook derives from the multicultural and multi-linguistic character of our society, which is
an asset that should be cultivated further.
Considering the fact that the respect for difference, as a concept and philosophy, is a key value that should be promoted
in a multiethnic and democratic society, this handbook aims at overcoming the basic barriers (communication, violence,
prejudices and stereotypes, discrimination, perceptions, identities, gender roles etc.) in order to promote multiculturalism
in the society.
Overcoming these barriers individually is the starting point for a change in the society. The very insistence on non-formal
methodology to tackle these concepts represents an added value to this handbook, since it creates a window that not only
offers more opportunities to gain knowledge, competences and skills, but it offers a possibility to implement this
methodology within the formal educational institutions.
The handbook encompasses specific themes that are main subjects of the university professors who are experts in their
field, and within each theme/chapter there are activities and exercises introduced to implement various methods in the
non-formal learning process, such as brainstorming, group work, presentations etc. prepared by certified facilitators in
the field of non-formal methodology.
This handbook is intended to serve as an unconventional resource for students at pedagogy faculty, aiming to help future
educators to understand the importance of multicultural education, and implement this concept in their teaching practice
in order to improve the knowledge and the competences in the multicultural values of the new generations. Moreover,
this handbook can be used as a teaching resource at a university level, where the problem of intercultural diversity is
The language and the contents of the handbook are also adequate as a resource for various groups with different
educational levels.
This publication aims at meeting the requirements for such resources in Albanian, Macedonian and English language for
the readers, facilitators, and teachers in the primary, secondary and higher education, in order to help them build the
capacities in relation to the multicultural diversity, and promote this concept in the society as a precondition not only for
individual growth, but for the benefit of the whole society.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Social Sciences > Media and communications
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Daniela Koceva
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 16:29
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 16:29

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