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Intercultural Education is a global forum focusing on educational issues concerning communities and their diversities.

IAIE members receive six issues a year as part of their membership dues, plus any supplemental issues that appear. Readers will find theoretical articles, empirical articles as well as best practice articles, which center on intercultural and multicultural education and the various themes, which influence its effective development and implementation.

Themes include, but are not limited to, social justice, human rights, inequality and equity issues, pluralism in post-colonial, post-conflict and post-communist countries, active citizenship, anti-racist education, migration and indigenous minority issues, feminist and queer theory, bilingual and multilingual language issues, school curriculum, school-parent relations, (dis)ability issues, interfaith dialogue, genocide and Holocaust education, and critical pedagogy.
The journal focuses on both formal and non-formal education settings, as well as all levels of schooling, from pre-school to lifelong learning processes. The following are abstracts of articles that have recently appeared in Intercultural Education. The full pre-publication versions of these articles are available for members in the member section (those that appeared more than 18 months ago due to rights issues). Recent Abstracts
The following publication was created in the spring of 2020 as a support document for the
PICELS Project (Promoting Inclusion to Combat EarLy School leaving), PROJECT NUMBER - 2019-1-ES01-KA201-065362
Mexican Intercultural Education in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is the preliminary draft of an article planned for mid 2021. It will be updated close to the publication date.
COVID-19 and Risks for Disadvantaged Students: A Media Coverage Analysis from a Cultural Psychology Perspective

This article is a research note of media coverage related to school disengagement and early school leaving, planned for late 2020. It will be updated close to the publication date.

The Big Myth

The Big Myth is an interactive, community-building learning website and CD-ROM, presenting a collection of 25 creation myths from around the world using animation, storytelling, sound and music to tell the stories. It is available in English, German and Dutch and designed for group learning for ages 7-14.

The myths themselves are the central focus of the site, but the entire environment is made up of six sections, including a Teacher’s Guide, Discussion Forum, Write Your Own Creation Myth area and Library.

The Big Myth is a fully-integrated educational website that fits in with the classical mythology or world cultural studies program of the common international curriculum, as well as within religious studies and ancient history. It can also be integrated into remedial English, German or Dutch language classes.

One of the most important aspects of this site is to introduce children and teachers to the web, and allow them to feel comfortable with the internet as a tool for research, inspiration and creative learning. The educational methodology behind The Big Myth – Complex Instruction – is especially inspired by the research conducted by Elizabeth Cohen (Cohen, 1994). One of the basic assumptions of Complex Instruction is that learning happens through interaction and group dynamics. By implementing co-operative learning, teachers provide opportunities for interaction and equal access to participation in the interaction.

The Big Myth is free for all: www.bigmyth.com

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