Interculturality in Education

A Theoretical and Methodological Toolbox

  • Fred Dervin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 109-120

About this book


This book explores the decades-long use of the notion of interculturality in education and other fields, arguing that it is now time to move beyond certain assumptions towards a richer and more realistic understanding of the ‘intercultural’. Many concepts such as culture, identity and intercultural competence are discussed and revised. Myths about interculturality are also unpacked and dispelled. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, this book proposes a very useful framework to address theoretical and methodological issues related to interculturality. This somewhat provocative book will be of interest to anyone who wrestles with this knotty but central notion of our times. 


Migration Diversity Intercultural competence Human Rights Culture Identity

Authors and affiliations

  • Fred Dervin
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54543-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54544-2
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