April 22, 2012

Book: Intercultural Dialogue in Practice

From http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847697240

Intercultural Dialogue in Practice: Managing Value Judgment through Foreign Language Education
By Stephanie Houghton
Published by Multilingual Matters

Summary: The term intercultural dialogue has become a buzzword at policy level, but there is a pressing need to synchronize the terminology of policymakers with that of academics. An overarching aim of this book is to explore the wide-ranging terminology relevant to intercultural dialogue in order to promote clearer consideration of the underlying issues. More specifically, this book reports the findings of a research project conducted in Japan that brought teaching practice to bear upon some of the main conflicting theoretical perspectives on how value judgment should be managed in foreign language education. At the heart of this issue lies the management of prejudice, which is a key dynamic in intercultural dialogue that brings many other factors into play.

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