Intercultural competence for all: Preparation for living in a heterogeneous world
Council of Europe Pestalozzi Series No. 2

There is a keenly felt urgency for education which helps citizens live together in our diverse societies. We all need to develop the ability to understand each other across all types of cultural barriers; this is a fundamental prerequisite for making our diverse democratic societies work.

This publication looks at the development of intercultural competence as a key element of mainstream education. It stresses the need firstly for an appropriate educational policy which puts intercultural competence at the heart of all education and, above all, for the development, on an everyday basis, of the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge needed for mutual understanding. Without these, no sustainable societal change is possible.

Edited by
Josef Huber

Contents

Introduction........................................................................................................
Josef Huber

Chapter One: Towards a framework for intercultural education

The dimensions of intercultural education..........................................................
Gerhard Neuner

Indicators for intercultural education.................................................................
Katarzyna Karwacka-Vögele

Chapter Two: Exchanges, partnerships and recognition

Intercultural education and pupil exchanges.....................................................
Roberto Ruffino

Intercultural education and school partnerships...............................................
Rüdiger Teutsch

Intercultural education and the recognition of achievement............................
Francesca Brotto

About the contributors