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Cross-Cultural Learning and Citizenship

Author(s) Berg, W., & Gonçalves, S.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper explains the premises underlying the workshop facilitated by the authors at the 9 European CiCe Conference. We first thargue why, for both Portugal and Germany, citizenship education has to include a type of intercultural training. We explain the competences that are needed to manage culturally ambiguous situations, and how these competences can be acquired or learnt. In the main part of the paper, we present examples of training units (in comprehension, cultural awareness and coping with diversity) which can be practiced by participants. We evaluate these and suggest how cross-cultural training can be implemented in domestic systems of citizenship education.

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