Université de Fribourg

‘Taking culture seriously’: implications for intercultural education and training

Ogay, Tania ; Edelmann, Doris

In: European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016, vol. 39, no. 3, p. 388-400

Albeit indispensable to understanding human action, the concept of culture has suffered from excessive enthusiasm in the fields of intercultural education as well as in intercultural teacher training, leading too often to culturalist stances. These excesses of intercultural education and training as well as their contradictory message (between praising and minimising – even ignoring – culture...