Intercultural Competence in Education

Alternative Approaches for Different Times

  • Fred Dervin
  • Zehavit Gross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Adding to Previous Perspectives: Making IC More Effective?

  3. Renewing Intercultural Competence: Beyond Established Models?

  4. Renewed Intercultural Competence in Practice

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book


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. 


Culture Identity Communication Interculturality Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred Dervin
    • 1
  • Zehavit Gross
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Bar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58732-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58733-6
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