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Intercultural Education in Portugal: Policies and practices

Author(s) Pratas, M. H.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2010  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship  
Age group -  
Keywords/Abstract
Portuguese option regarding cultural diversity anchors on the principle of Interculturality: within the framework of mutual respect claims the value and richness of diversity and dialogue. This intercultural approach is embedded in the paradigm of an equal value of all cultures and cultural miscegenation, moving thus far beyond multicultural coexistence’s statement. This intercultural approach supposes more than simply accepting the ‘other’, it implies ‘hosting’ the ‘other’ within us and accept being transformed within that encounter. This paper analyses some hosting and integrating immigrants policies and measures on intercultural Education in Portugal. Key words: interculturality; inclusion; intercultural education; intercultural dialogue in Portugal
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