Engaging with diversity: the construction of policy for intercultural education in Italy

Liddicoat, Anthony J. and Diaz, Adriana (2008) Engaging with diversity: the construction of policy for intercultural education in Italy. Intercultural Education, 19 2: 137-150. doi:10.1080/14675980801889666


Author Liddicoat, Anthony J.
Diaz, Adriana
Title Engaging with diversity: the construction of policy for intercultural education in Italy
Journal name Intercultural Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-5986
1469-8439
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14675980801889666
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 137
End page 150
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Italy has become a destination for immigration, and this has had an impact on the linguistic and cultural diversity of school populations. In response to this changing profile, Italy has developed a series of language‐in‐education policies for meeting the needs of immigrant children. This paper traces the development of these policies and examines the ways in which the linguistic and cultural education of immigrants has been conceptualized. It traces a movement from policies relating to language and integration to intercultural education with a focus on developing the intercultural abilities of the entire population. At the same time, Italy’s language‐in‐education policies, while responding to the changed social profile resulting from immigration, have marginalized some aspects of immigrant children’s educational needs.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
 
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