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Comenius Project <ul><li>Gijón, Asturias </li></ul><ul><li>November, 2008  </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
Intercultural Dialogue
INTERCULTURAL DiALOGUE <ul><li>To attain a positive view of cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>An attempt to know “the o...
<ul><li>It implies an appeal to equality and respect among all human beings </li></ul><ul><li>A demand for justice </li></...
cultural diversity IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
Kinds of cultural diversity <ul><li>National diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Underprivilege...
Past and present of our country Cultural Diversity in Spain
Medieval Spain <ul><li>Jews, Arabs and Christians lived together in the same territory.  </li></ul><ul><li>The Catholic Ki...
1936-1975 <ul><li>Franco´s dictatorship imposed a model of state: monolithic, centralized and unitarian, persecuting all k...
TODAY´S DIVERSITY NATIONAL DIVERSITY: GALICIA, BASQUE COUNTRY, CATALONIA... THE GIPSY COMMUNITY  (500.000 PEOPLE) IMMIGRAT...
TODAY´S DIVERSITY SOCIAL CLASS SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER
IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 AS AN EXAMPLE: THE CHALLENGES OF IMMIGRATION
IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 THE CHALLENGE OF IMMIGRATION <ul><li>We were a nation of immigrants: </li></ul><ul><li>19th a...
DATA FROM THE 2003 REGISTER 2.000.000 IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
TOTAL: 4.192.835 IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
THE CHALLENGE OF IMMIGRATION ACCEPTING THE OTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR DIFFERENCE LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER
What can schools do about it? Schools faced to minorities
IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 LA ESCUELA ANTE LAS MINORÍAS SCHOOLS FACED TO MINORITIES  
IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 <ul><li>1ST TASK:  </li></ul><ul><li>WELCOME THE OTHER </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>socializ...
IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 <ul><li>2ND TASK:  </li></ul><ul><li>AVOID DISCRIMINATION AND PREJUDICE </li></ul><ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>THE EDUCATION  </li></ul><ul><li>OF THE  </li></ul><ul><li>NATIVE POPULATION   </li></ul>
<ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the other </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate their cultural features </l...
<ul><li>SHOW DIVERSITY AS A RICHNESS </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural difference can be  </li></ul><ul><li>the object of learnin...
<ul><li>WHY IS THE TOPIC  </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIALLY RELEVANT? </li></ul>
IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 <ul><ul><li>We come from societies that have taken pride in homogeneity </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
Los hombres son todos semejantes por su naturaleza. Se diferencian por las costumbres que adquieren  Confucio, siglo VI  a...
INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ETHNOCENTRISM <ul><li>ETHNOCENTRISM </li></ul><ul><li>One´s own culture is the...
Relativism versus Universalism <ul><ul><ul><li>Universalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultures are diffeent among them, ...
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Italy's presentation on international dialogue presented as part of the Comenius project in Italy 2009.

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  1. 1. Comenius Project <ul><li>Gijón, Asturias </li></ul><ul><li>November, 2008 </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  2. 2. Intercultural Dialogue
  3. 3. INTERCULTURAL DiALOGUE <ul><li>To attain a positive view of cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>An attempt to know “the other” and its culture (s) </li></ul><ul><li>With a critical view about ourselves and others </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming negative stereotypes and prejudice </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  4. 4. <ul><li>It implies an appeal to equality and respect among all human beings </li></ul><ul><li>A demand for justice </li></ul><ul><li>To find and defend some basic values for living together </li></ul><ul><li>And an ethic of minimum values </li></ul>
  5. 5. cultural diversity IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  6. 6. Kinds of cultural diversity <ul><li>National diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Underprivileged social groups </li></ul><ul><li>National minorities </li></ul><ul><li>Gipsies, immigrants,etc </li></ul><ul><li>Women, workers, homosexuals, the elderly…. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Past and present of our country Cultural Diversity in Spain
  8. 8. Medieval Spain <ul><li>Jews, Arabs and Christians lived together in the same territory. </li></ul><ul><li>The Catholic King and Queen unify on the basis of Catholicism and expel the minorities. </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  9. 9. 1936-1975 <ul><li>Franco´s dictatorship imposed a model of state: monolithic, centralized and unitarian, persecuting all kinds of cultural differences. </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  10. 10. TODAY´S DIVERSITY NATIONAL DIVERSITY: GALICIA, BASQUE COUNTRY, CATALONIA... THE GIPSY COMMUNITY (500.000 PEOPLE) IMMIGRATION
  11. 11. TODAY´S DIVERSITY SOCIAL CLASS SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER
  12. 12. IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 AS AN EXAMPLE: THE CHALLENGES OF IMMIGRATION
  13. 13. IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 THE CHALLENGE OF IMMIGRATION <ul><li>We were a nation of immigrants: </li></ul><ul><li>19th and 20th centuries.- America </li></ul><ul><li>40´s and 50´s.- Internal (from the village to the city) </li></ul><ul><li>60´s and 70´s.- to France, Germany, Switzerland… </li></ul>
  14. 14. DATA FROM THE 2003 REGISTER 2.000.000 IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  15. 15. TOTAL: 4.192.835 IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  16. 16. THE CHALLENGE OF IMMIGRATION ACCEPTING THE OTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR DIFFERENCE LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER
  17. 17. What can schools do about it? Schools faced to minorities
  18. 18. IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 LA ESCUELA ANTE LAS MINORÍAS SCHOOLS FACED TO MINORITIES  
  19. 19. IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 <ul><li>1ST TASK: </li></ul><ul><li>WELCOME THE OTHER </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>socialize and integrate them </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provide means of acquiring the language </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>guarantee access to the curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>make school success possible </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 <ul><li>2ND TASK: </li></ul><ul><li>AVOID DISCRIMINATION AND PREJUDICE </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum (inadequate images or distorted vsions of their past or cultural tradition) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid reduction of their rights (different eating habits, clothing……) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Religiuos rights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Right to their native tongue </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>THE EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>OF THE </li></ul><ul><li>NATIVE POPULATION </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the other </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate their cultural features </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to welcome the other </li></ul><ul><li>Be active in the fight against discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Reject racism and xenofobia </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  23. 23. <ul><li>SHOW DIVERSITY AS A RICHNESS </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural difference can be </li></ul><ul><li>the object of learning for the other students </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  24. 24. <ul><li>WHY IS THE TOPIC </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIALLY RELEVANT? </li></ul>
  25. 25. IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008 <ul><ul><li>We come from societies that have taken pride in homogeneity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Europe is in a process of unity on the basis of the accptance of diversity </li></ul><ul><li>The Rights of minorities are expressly acknowledged </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to learn to live in diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination and inequality are to be avoided </li></ul><ul><li>Because we want to live in fair societies </li></ul>
  26. 26. Los hombres son todos semejantes por su naturaleza. Se diferencian por las costumbres que adquieren Confucio, siglo VI a. c <ul><li>Films and intercultural dialogue </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  27. 27. INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ETHNOCENTRISM <ul><li>ETHNOCENTRISM </li></ul><ul><li>One´s own culture is the best, the model and reference for the others </li></ul><ul><li>The solution to cultural diversity is assimilation </li></ul><ul><li>A dialogue among cultures must be encouraged, based on mutual respect </li></ul><ul><li>There are universal values and others particular to each culture </li></ul><ul><li>INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
  28. 28. Relativism versus Universalism <ul><ul><ul><li>Universalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultures are diffeent among them, each has its own values </li></ul><ul><li>All the cultures are equally valuable and their traditions and habits should be preserved </li></ul><ul><li>There are common elements to all cultures </li></ul><ul><li>There must be some values that should be respected by all cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Relativism </li></ul>IES PADRE FEIJOO. GIJON 2008
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