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Educational Practices in Modern Multicultural Societies: The Substantial obstacle in Relation to Culture

Christos Govaris, Marianthi Kaplanoglou, Eleni Skourtou, Kostas Vratsalis.


These views are spread through the educational practices and form the pedagogical obstacle in learning. According to these views culture comprises of a static nucleus of cultural elements, which is unchangeable and timeless, while there are also changeable cultural elements surrounding the nucleus. In this way, these views often act as an alibi in promoting certain education policies especially towards immigrant students, which limit the possibilities of critical learning available in the present multicultural society.

As a starting point for this paper we use examples from our research and teaching experience in Greece.

Presenters

Christos Govaris  (Greece)
Lecturer in Intercultural Education
Department of Preschool Education and Educational Design School of Humanities
University of the Aegean

Dr. Christos Govaris is Lecturer in Intercultural Education, at the University of the Aegean, Department of Preschool Education and Educational Design. His main research areas are: multicultural society and identity, racism and social segregation.


Marianthi Kaplanoglou  (Greece)
Lecturer in Folklore
Department of Primary Education School of Humanities
University of the Aegean

Dr. Marianthi Kaplanoglou is Lecturer at the University of the Aegean, Department of Primary Education. Her research areas are: folk life and the history of popular culture, cultural transmission in the Greek, Broader Balkan and Asia Minor and folklore in education.


Eleni Skourtou  (Greece)
Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education
Department of Primary Education School of Humanities
University of the Aegean

Dr. Eleni Skourtou is Assistant Professor at the University of the Aegean, Department of Primary Education. Her research areas are: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Orality/Literacy/Multiliteracies, Bilingualism and Language Contact, Bilingualism and second language learning/teaching in an electronic environment


Kostas Vratsalis  (Greece)
Assistant Professor in Theories of Learning
Department of Primary Education School of Humanities
University of the Aegean

Dr. Kostas Vratsalis is Assistant Professor at the University of the Aegean, Department of Primary Education. His research areas are: Theories of Learning in the context of social sciences, Further Education of Teachers, Formation of Pedagogical Obstacles in Learning. He was responsible for a large-scale further education program for the primary school teachers in the island areas of South Aegean and the Kyclades in Greece.

Keywords
  • Multicultural Society
  • Identity
  • Pedagogical Obstacle
  • Folklore
  • Cultural Transmission
  • Language Diversity
  • Immigrant / Bilingual Students



(Virtual Presentation, English)