Diversity Management in Spain

Author: Ricard Zapata-Barrero
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526102811
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the current critical European dilemma as to whether to increase diversity policies or move towards an assimilationist policy, it is difficult to know what the Spanish approach is. Because immigration is relatively new, government policies are struggling to manage the diversity it entails. This book argues that Spain can be considered a context of "multiple diversity", where two frameworks interact: an old, unresolved one, arising from the democratic transition, and a new one due to immigration. This explains the Spanish practical approach, where recent past and its different traditions limit institutional innovation and structural change. The author proposes a heuristic model to better understand the current "Spanish laboratory of diversities". The author analyses in depth three case studies which have been at the forefront of the political and social agenda for decades: education, the workplace, and political rights. This book provides the reader with an updated overview on how Spain is managing diversity, empirically informed and theoretically founded, which highlights new dimensions and normative challenges. It will appeal to researchers in social science, graduate and postgraduate students, policy makers and international stakeholders.

Intercultural Education in the European Context

Author: Marco Catarci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317114663
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers a comparative analysis of the intercultural theories and practices developed in the European context. Bringing together work on the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands and Sweden, it examines specific approaches to intercultural education. Structured around a series of core questions concerning the main features of diverse groups of migrants present within a country and within schools, the major issues raised by scientific research on the presence of migrant students, and the adoption of relevant educational policies and practices to address these issues - together with examples of best practice in each case - Intercultural Education in the European Context explores the strengths and weaknesses of the intercultural education approach adopted in each context. Offering a broad framework for the study of intercultural education as adopted in European settings, the book highlights the contribution of education to the development of a fair, democratic and pluralistic Europe. As such, it will appeal to scholars and policy makers in the field of sociology, migration, education and intercultural relations.

La diversidad cultural en la pr ctica educativa

Author: Xavier Lluch i Balaguer
Publisher: Ministerio de Educaci├│n
ISBN: 9788436929539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Orienta al profesorado para que desde el centro escolar desarrolle acciones educativas que respondan a una realidad social y cultural diversa.

Pygmalion in the Classroom

Author: Robert Rosenthal
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 9781904424062
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This reissue of a classic book (the first edition of which sold 50,000 copies) explores the 'Pygmalion phenomenon', the self-fulfilling prophecy embedded in teachers' expectations.

Theorising Special Education

Author: Catherine Clark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134754787
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The field of special needs education is well established, and although it continues to develop in exciting and controversial ways, involving some of education's leading thinkers, many people feel it is lacking a coherent theoretical analysis of its own. Students and practitioners, looking for some solid theory to reinforce their own study or practice, commonly have to 'borrow' from other disciplines, such as psychology and sociology, since there has been no attempt to provide a theoretical foundation for the special needs community. This book does exactly that, bringing together contributions from key names in the field from UK and beyond. The book will establish itself as an essential text for students and teachers, as well as all those involved in special needs across the social sciences.