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Intercultural Teacher Training in Europe

The positive recognition of the role and value of diversity by intercultural educationists and policymakers—together with the elaboration of an educational discourse that is actively engaged with the social transformations and cultural complexities of contemporary nation-states—has from the beginning been accompanied by the awareness that intercultural teacher-training programs are needed to achieve the aims of this innovative educational perspective. Intercultural education is often considered the answer to the educational needs of immigrants' children and youth enrolled in schools in the various European nation-states. Intercultural experts both agree and stress that intercultural training also is equally important for all of Europe. Educating all to live peacefully and constructively in the multicultural European environment (as argued in the 2008 White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue issued by the ...

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