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Pedagogical Research, Vol.8 No.1 May 2011. -

P edagogy today faces numerous challenges one of which concerns the development of a positive attitude towards those diff erent from us. The growth of a knowledge-based society and the existing processes of globalisation create new requirements when preparing education-related documentation. The contemporary approach to the making of a curriculum is increasingly more democratic, emphasizing a need for changes to the educational system, especially on the level of teachers, tutors, pedagogues, expert associates, and parents – the intercultural educational community. A curriculum structured in this manner recognises social and cultural diff erences and includes all areas of school activity: acquisition of fundamental humanistic values, curricular and extracurricular activities, school culture, and inclusion of minority pupils. Th e concept of intercultural curriculum is based on an academic approach and pedagogical competence and aims towards avoiding prejudice and stereotype, ethnocentrism and hierarchy among different cultures. In order to help the inclusion of intercultural aspects into the existing curricula, schools need to work alongside families and local communities for the purpose of achieving the aims of intercultural education.

intercultural curriculum; intercultural education; democratisation of education; intercultural educational community

Author: Marija Sablić - ; Učiteljski fakultet Sveučilišta J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku



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