2016-04-04

Compétences pour une culture de la démocratie

By ,
  • Full Title : Compétences pour une culture de la démocratie
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 9287182698
  • Pages : 76
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  • Language : English
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Un nouveau cadre de référence des compétences nécessaires à une culture de la démocratie! Les sociétés européennes contemporaines sont confrontées à de nombreux défis : des taux de participation électorale en baisse, une défiance croissante à l’égard des responsables politiques, une forte prévalence des infractions motivées par la haine, de l’intolérance et des préjugés à l’égard des groupes ethniques et religieux minoritaires, ainsi qu’un soutien croissant à l’extrémisme violent. Ces défis menacent la légitimité des institutions démocratiques et la coexistence pacifique au sein des pays européens. L’éducation formelle est un outil essentiel pour répondre à ces défis. Une offre et des pratiques éducatives appropriées peuvent stimuler la participation démocratique, réduire l’intolérance et les préjugés, et diminuer le soutien à l’extrémisme violent. Toutefois, pour atteindre ces objectifs, il faut que les éducateurs comprennent parfaitement quelles compétences démocratiques doivent être acquises dans le cadre du programme d’études. Cet ouvrage propose un nouveau modèle théorique des compétences qui permettent aux citoyens de participer à une culture de la démocratie et de vivre ensemble en paix dans des sociétés culturellement diverses. Deux années de travail intensif ont été nécessaires pour élaborer ce modèle, qui a été massivement entériné par d’éminents spécialistes de l’éducation lors d’une consultation internationale. L’ouvrage décrit le modèle de compétences dans le détail ainsi que les méthodes utilisées pour le mettre au point. Le modèle offre un cadre conceptuel solide pour l’élaboration future de programmes d’études, de pédagogies et de systèmes d’évaluation dans le domaine de l’éducation à la citoyenneté démocratique et aux droits de l’homme. En l’appliquant, les systèmes éducatifs pourront être mis au profit de la démocratie en préparant les élèves à devenir des citoyens engagés et tolérants. L’ouvrage constitue la première composante d’un nouveau cadre de référence des compétences nécessaires à une culture de la démocratie du Conseil de l’Europe. Il devrait être lu par tous les décideurs politiques en matière d’éducation et les professionnels de l’éducation à la citoyenneté démocratique, de l’éducation aux droits de l’homme et de l’éducation interculturelle.


2012-01-01

Intercultural Competence for All

By Josef Huber,Council of Europe
  • Full Title : Intercultural Competence for All
  • Author : Josef Huber,Council of Europe
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 9789287173560
  • Pages : 121
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  • Language : English
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Education which helps citizens live together in our diverse societies is a matter of urgency. We all need to develop the ability to understand each other across all types of cultural barriers; this is a fundamental prerequisite for making our diverse democratic societies work. This publication looks at the development of intercultural competence as a key element of mainstream education. It stresses the need firstly for an appropriate education policy which puts intercultural competence at the heart of all education and, above all, for the development, on an everyday basis, of the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge needed for mutual understanding. Without these, no sustainable societal change is possible.


2007-01-01

Developing and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

By Ildikó Lázár,Michaela Čaňková,European Centre for Modern Languages
  • Full Title : Developing and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence
  • Author : Ildikó Lázár,Michaela Čaňková,European Centre for Modern Languages
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 9789287162250
  • Pages : 43
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  • Language : English
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The aim of this publication is to assist teacher educators and language teachers in shifting the focus from linguistic competence to intercultural communicative competence. The printed booklet of the present guide contains the introductions to: definitions of key terms in intercultural communication; planning and designing intercultural communication courses and workshops; teaching/training methods and materials; and assessing intercultural communicative competence. The materials on the accompanying CD-ROM include: the theoretical background to teaching language and culture; detailed workshop and course planning guidelines; teaching materials and activities based on literature, films and songs; guidelines and tasks for assessment and descriptors of competences; intercultural communication workshop reports; and our research articles about the intercultural dimension of foreign language teaching (FIT).--Publisher's description.


2016-04-04

Competences for democratic culture

By Council of Europe
  • Full Title : Competences for democratic culture
  • Author : Council of Europe
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 928718304X
  • Pages : 76
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  • Language : English
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A new Council of Europe reference framework of competences for democratic culture! Contemporary societies within Europe face many challenges, including declining levels of voter turnout in elections, increased distrust of politicians, high levels of hate crime, intolerance and prejudice towards minority ethnic and religious groups, and increasing levels of support for violent extremism. These challenges threaten the legitimacy of democratic institutions and peaceful co-existence within Europe. Formal education is a vital tool that can be used to tackle these challenges. Appropriate educational input and practices can boost democratic engagement, reduce intolerance and prejudice, and decrease support for violent extremism. However, to achieve these goals, educationists need a clear understanding of the democratic competences that should be targeted by the curriculum. This book presents a new conceptual model of the competences which citizens require to participate in democratic culture and live peacefully together with others in culturally diverse societies. The model is the product of intensive work over a two-year period, and has been strongly endorsed in an international consultation with leading educational experts. The book describes the competence model in detail, together with the methods used to develop it. The model provides a robust conceptual foundation for the future development of curricula, pedagogies and assessments in democratic citizenship and human rights education. Its application will enable educational systems to be harnessed effectively for the preparation of students for life as engaged and tolerant democratic citizens. The book forms the first component of a new Council of Europe reference framework of competences for democratic culture. It is vital reading for all educational policy makers and practitioners who work in the fields of education for democratic citizenship, human rights education and intercultural education.


2009-08-31

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence

By Darla K. Deardorff
  • Full Title : The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence
  • Author : Darla K. Deardorff
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483342891
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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Bringing together leading experts and scholars from around the world, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theories and research on intercultural competence. It will be a useful and invaluable resource to administrators, faculty, researchers, and students.


2010-10-06

Accompagner la performance des managers

By Catherine Pompeï
  • Full Title : Accompagner la performance des managers
  • Author : Catherine Pompeï
  • Publisher : Dunod
  • ISBN Code : 2100561502
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Coaching, Formation, Conseil, Outplacement, Bilande compétences, ... abus de langage? beaucoup ont tendance à tout abriter derrière le mot coaching. Il convient donc de définir, repérer les caractéristiques, les limites et les frontières communes de ces différentes prestations. Ce livre a pour ambition de repérer les pratiques des entreprises dans ces domaines, depuis les critères de choix d'une intervention,d'un intervenant, la mise en oeuvre jusqu'à l'évaluation et le suivi de ces prestations. Il propose aussi , à travers des cas d'entreprise, un guide de navigation déontologique entre les différentes pratiques.


2010-09-15

Handbook of Intercultural Communication and Cooperation

By Alexander Thomas,Eva-Ulrike Kinast,Sylvia Schroll-Machl
  • Full Title : Handbook of Intercultural Communication and Cooperation
  • Author : Alexander Thomas,Eva-Ulrike Kinast,Sylvia Schroll-Machl
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN Code : 364740327X
  • Pages : 412
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  • Language : English
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The ability to communicate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds is becoming increasingly important. Many employers consider intercultural competence to be a key criterion for selecting qualified candidates. The authors discuss practical approaches for designing and conducting intercultural trainings, methodology, and evaluation procedures based on current research. They explore the intercultural factor within corporations particularly as it relates to human resource development, negotiating, dealing with conflict, and project management. Thoughts on developing an overall strategy for interculturality round off this handbook.


2016-03-23

Intercultural Management

By Christoph Barmeyer,Peter Franklin
  • Full Title : Intercultural Management
  • Author : Christoph Barmeyer,Peter Franklin
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN Code : 113702738X
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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How can organizations and individuals manage intercultural challenges and benefit from diversity? Intercultural Management is about managing across cultures: the difficulties and opportunities it brings and the competencies needed to handle the situations and create solutions. Applying a constructive approach, this book demonstrates how cultural diversity can be used as a resource to generate synergy and complementarity. Bringing together a collection of innovative case studies on a wide range of management topics it examines the issues in international management, helping the reader to explore theory in the context of real-life situations. Key features: • Includes contributions from leading academics and practitioners. • Helps the reader develop core management competencies. • Presents authentic international case studies from a range of countries including central and Eastern Europe as well as the Asian economies. • User-friendly structure with solutions on a dedicated companion website.


2016-09-29

Intercultural Competence in Education

By Fred Dervin,Zehavit Gross
  • Full Title : Intercultural Competence in Education
  • Author : Fred Dervin,Zehavit Gross
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137587334
  • Pages : 261
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  • Language : English
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This book explores the concept of intercultural competence, focusing specifically on education. Intercultural competence can vary depending on the field of research or the context of application and has therefore developed over recent decades. As the world becomes increasingly global intercultural competence has become even more important but it is still not practiced satisfactorily. This book highlights views which are at odds with official and orthodox positions on intercultural competence to encourage fresh approaches to intercultural competence. It will be invaluable for researchers, practitioners and students interested in the global possibilities of education.


2013-05-16

Language Conflict in Algeria

By Prof. Mohamed Benrabah
  • Full Title : Language Conflict in Algeria
  • Author : Prof. Mohamed Benrabah
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1847699669
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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This is a book about the use of languages as a proxy for conflict. It traces the history of Algeria from colonization by the French in 1830 to the celebration of 50 years of independence in 2012, and examines the linguistic issues that have accompanied this turbulent period. The book begins with an examination of 'language conflict' and related concepts, and then applies them to both the French colonists' language policies and the Arabization campaigns which followed independence. This is followed by an analysis of the rivalry between the English and French languages in independent Algeria. The book concludes with a study of the language choices made by Algerian writers and the complex tensions which arose from these choices among intellectuals in the colonial and post-colonial periods.


2004-10-03

Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind

By Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede
  • Full Title : Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind
  • Author : Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN Code : 0071505687
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.


2014-01-01

The linguistic integration of adult migrants: from one country to another, from one language to another

By ,
  • Full Title : The linguistic integration of adult migrants: from one country to another, from one language to another
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 928717962X
  • Pages : 56
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  • Language : English
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The linguistic integration of migrants affects every aspect of settling in a new country (employment, health, etc.). The aim of this collection of texts is to propose a number of specific measures member states can take to help adult migrants become acquainted with the language of the host country. The main focus is on organising language courses that meet migrants’ real communication needs. It is not enough for authorities simply to consider the technical aspects of such courses, they should also design and conduct them in accordance with the fundamental values of the Council of Europe. A number of issues concerning the linguistic integration of adult migrants are presented here, beginning with the notion of linguistic integration itself. Family reunion, the nature of citizenship and the function of language tests, among others, are dealt with from the point of view of language and language use. Readers are invited to reflect on the type of language competences that need to be acquired as well as an appropriate use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The collection also sets out approaches and instruments designed to assist in implementing effective policies.


2011-03-21

The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication

By Thomas K. Nakayama,Rona Tamiko Halualani
  • Full Title : The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication
  • Author : Thomas K. Nakayama,Rona Tamiko Halualani
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781444390674
  • Pages : 648
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  • Language : English
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The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication aims to furnish scholars with a consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of the field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities. A consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of this developing field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities Traces the significant historical developments in intercultural communication Helps students and scholars to revisit, assess, and reflect on the formation of critical intercultural communication studies Posits new directions for the field in terms of theorizing, knowledge production, and social justice engagement


2006-12-18

Cross-linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning

By Dr. Håkan Ringbom
  • Full Title : Cross-linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning
  • Author : Dr. Håkan Ringbom
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1788920740
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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This book explores the importance of cross-linguistic similarity in foreign language learning. While linguists have primarily focussed upon differences between languages, learners strive to make use of any similarities to prior linguistic knowledge they can perceive. The role of positive transfer is emphasized as well as the essential differences between comprehension and production. In comprehension of related languages, cross-linguistic similarities are easily perceived while in comprehension of distant languages they are merely assumed. Production may be based on previous perception of similarities, but frequently similarities are here merely assumed. Initially, effective learning is based on quick establishment of cross-linguistic one-to-one relations between individual items. As learning progresses, the learner learns to modify such oversimplified relations. The book describes the ways in which transfer affects different areas of language, taking account of the differences between learning a language perceived to be similar and a language where few or no cross-linguistic similarities can be established.


2013-07-24

Cross-Cultural Management

By Jean-François Chanlat,Eduardo Davel,Jean-Pierre Dupuis
  • Full Title : Cross-Cultural Management
  • Author : Jean-François Chanlat,Eduardo Davel,Jean-Pierre Dupuis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135076464
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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All cultures appear to share the belief that they do things ‘correctly’, while others, until proven otherwise, are assumed to be ignorant or barbaric. When people from different cultures work together and cannot take shared meanings for granted, managers face serious challenges. An individual’s parsing of an experience and its meaning may vary according to several cultural scales – national, professional, industrial and local. Awareness of cultural differences and the willingness to view them as a positive are therefore crucial assets. This edited textbook sets itself apart from existing cross-cultural management texts by highlighting to the reader the need to avoid both ethnocentrism and the belief in the universality of his or her own values and ways of thinking: the success of international negotiations and intercultural management depends on such openness and acceptance of real differences. It encourages the development of ‘nomadic intelligence’ and the creative use of a culture’s resources, according to a symbolic anthropology perspective. Through the essays and case studies in the chapters, readers will become aware of the intercultural dimension of business activities and better understand how they affect work. Cross-Cultural Management will help interested parties – students of business management, international relations and other disciplines, and business managers and other professionals – develop their ability to interact, take action and give direction in an intercultural context.


2013-08-15

Cultural Consultation

By Laurence J. Kirmayer,Jaswant Guzder,Cécile Rousseau
  • Full Title : Cultural Consultation
  • Author : Laurence J. Kirmayer,Jaswant Guzder,Cécile Rousseau
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1461476151
  • Pages : 355
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  • Language : English
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Based on a recently completed project of cultural consultation in Montreal, Cultural Consultation presents a model of multicultural and applicable health care. This model used clinicians and consultants to provide in-depth assessment, treatment planning, and limited interventions in consultation with frontline primary care and mental health practitioners working with immigrants, refugees, and members of indigenous and ethnocultural communities. Evaluation of the service has demonstrated that focused interventions by consultants familiar with patients’ cultural backgrounds could improve the relationship between the patient and the primary clinician. This volume presents models for intercultural work in psychiatry and psychology in primary care, general hospital and specialty mental health settings. The editors highlight crucial topics such as: - Discussing the social context of intercultural mental health care, conceptual models of the role of culture in psychopathology and healing, and the development of a cultural consultation service and a specialized cultural psychiatric service - Examining the process of intercultural work more closely with particular emphasis oto strategies of consultation, the identity of the clinician, the ways in which gender and culture position the clinician, and interaction of the consultant with family systems and larger institutions - Highlighting special situations that may place specific demands on the clinician: working with refugees and survivors of torture or political violence, with separated families, and with patients with psychotic episodes This book is of valuable use to mental health practitioners who are working in multidisciplinary settings who seek to understand cultural difference in complex cases. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners, primary care providers and trainees in these disciplines will make thorough use of the material covered in this text.


2011-01-01

Intercultural Competences in Social Services

By Council of Europe. Directorate General III--Social Cohesion,European Commission. Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Full Title : Intercultural Competences in Social Services
  • Author : Council of Europe. Directorate General III--Social Cohesion,European Commission. Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 9789287171436
  • Pages : 138
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  • Language : English
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If we are to build an inclusive institutional culture within the increasingly pluralist societies of 21st century Europe, focusing solely on the development of skills and knowledge is not enough. There have to be changes in the way in which administrative authorities and the organisations providing services to the public view their role and in the action they take. While it is essential for migrants to learn the language of their host country, understanding the codes of conduct, standards, allegiances, rules and exceptions is perhaps an even greater challenge. This clearer understanding of the institutional fabric is an inevitable part of what is termed "integration" and also applies to minorities. Since this process does not occur unassisted, this guide puts forward a number of proposals to help acquire the institutional skills which are vital for understanding, dialogue, guidance, negotiation and conflict resolution, to name but a few. These are all aspects inherent in interaction processes and essential for respecting diversity. This guide is an indispensable tool for public and private operators, social workers, mediators and all other stakeholders aware of the need to incorporate these aspects into their exchanges, particularly when rights and human dignity are at stake. This will help nurture confidence in public institutions and avoid the development of fear or any other barrier which could lead to unequal access - or indeed no access - to social, health-care or other services. Through this work, the Council of Europe reminds us that in pluralist societies the most effective guarantee of successful integration and harmonious co-existence is social justice.


2016-10-24

The language dimension in all subjects

By Jean-Claude Beacco,Mike Fleming,Francis Goullier,Eike Thürmann,Helmut Vollmer,Joseph Sheils
  • Full Title : The language dimension in all subjects
  • Author : Jean-Claude Beacco,Mike Fleming,Francis Goullier,Eike Thürmann,Helmut Vollmer,Joseph Sheils
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 9287183678
  • Pages : 146
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  • Language : English
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Mastering the language of schooling is essential for learners to develop the skills necessary for school success and for critical thinking. It is fundamental for participation in democratic societies, and for social inclusion and cohesion. This handbook is a policy and working document which promotes convergence and coherence between the linguistic dimensions of various school subjects. It proposes measures to make explicit – in curricula, pedagogic material and teacher training – the specific linguistic norms and competences which learners must master in each school subject. It also presents the learning modalities that should allow all learners, and in particular the most vulnerable among them, to benefit from diversified language-learning situations in order to develop their cognitive and linguistic capacities.