Tag: Education for intercultural communication,


Impact of Cultural Education on Social Cohesion after a Sudden Disaster: With Reference to Two Flood Affected Locations in Colombo

Unexpected disasters may destruct people’s day-to-day life. Recent history about disasters occurred in Sri Lanka shows that non-victims of disasters tend to sense that such situations as ‘our’ problem rather than ‘their’ problem. In order to create such shared collective feeling cultural teaching play noticeable role. During May 2016 Sri Lanka went through severe flooding


Learning Critical Incidents and Socio-Cultural Differences: An Interactive Tool of Reorienting Students in a Multicultural Classroom

This conceptual paper attempted to describe the significance of developing awareness and knowing socio-cultural differences and critical incidents in social educational participation experiences. Observe the nature of each country; diet, customs, the age of the patient; speech; manners; fashion; even his silence…One has to study all these signs and analyze what they portend (Hippocrates, 5th


Building People’s Awareness on Using the Outdoor Advertising for Tourism Promotion Case Study: Tourism-Content Billboards in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Currently, the out-of-home (outdoor) advertising is still used as a media campaign that gives many advantages for advertisers because of its benefits. The use of out-of-home advertising can be maximized on its use for the potential promotion of tourism in Yogyakarta, which is famous as the city of culture. The purpose of this study was


Melodious Sound of Saw Sam Sai

Saw sam-sai (Three strings-fiddle), a traditional instrument of Thailand, has an extraordinary appearance as well as a remarkable sound. Its construction process requires distinctive materials and a thorough method of craftsmanship. Saw sam-sai has its role in the royal court, serving in the royal ceremonies since the ancient times. Later, its role has expanded to


Students with Foreign Origins in Italian IVET – Initial Vocational Education and Training: Pathways for Integration

The article presents the results of the research: ‘Second-generation youth, vocational training, employability and active citizenship, 2013, developed through a quantitative survey with the self -administration of a questionnaire to an audience represented by 1840 pupils with foreign origins and 1835 native pupils, aged 14-19, in 124 Centers for Initial VET in Italy. The presence


Exchanging Knowledge and Building Communities via International Networking

This paper is linked to a doctoral study focusing on the impact of international networking and knowledge exchange on the professional identity of teachers. It explores the experience of teachers from the Balkans working with colleagues in the UK. However, its implications and relevance in terms of international networking are far broader. In this paper


Why Researchers Compared Education Internationally 1994 – 2009 and What This Tells Us about Why We Do This Today

This paper is a systematic literature into the recent history of international comparative education research. I review the reasons given for comparing education internationally in the fifteen years leading up to 2009, discuss the different types of research conducted and identify patterns in terms of research conducted in different locations. This historical review gives an


Promoting Self-Esteem Among Culturally Diverse Kinder Children by Exploring the Background of Their Names

Aim: This Names Project aimed to promote social interaction and positive self-identity, through sharing the background of names of culturally diverse children. Methods: Parents were engaged to provide an account on the background of their child__s name, including why they gave the child that particular name. They were encouraged to divulge details on what the name linguistically


Negotiating Gender Roles in Intercultural Communication in Qatar

This sociocultural linguistic study explores gender roles within the Qatari community emphasizing masculinity-femininity in terms of education, marriage, interdependence-independence and from different perspectives, including religion and traditions. More specifically, it focuses on the ways whereby gender roles associated with male and female Qatari students in intercultural communication courses in a university in Qatar are negotiated