Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy, edited by Annemarie Profanter and Luisa Sevillano García.
The current societal and social reality in Europe is undergoing far-reaching changes due to the phenomenon of migration. Educational policy and pedagogical practice play a key role in the academic support of immigrant children in schools. In this volume, the connections between societal change and educational issues in relation to two southern European nations, Spain and Italy, are analyzed. The stories of intercultural communication and integration of these two case studies focus on five themes: linguistic diversity, the performance gap, teacher training programs and school culture, the role of music education in multicultural and multilingual contexts, and the development of a supranational education as an improvement for multicultural education. The volume is of particular relevance for educational researchers, as well as for the interested general reader. It takes the reader to public and private entities in Italy and Spain, where intercultural education is part of societal discourse, and serves as a sounding board for the discussion of developments in other parts of Europe with similar demographics.
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About the Editors
Annemarie Profanter is Associate Professor of Intercultural Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. She has held visiting fellowships at City University in Peshawar, Pakistan, at Dhofar University, Oman, and at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. Her research interests include the international relations of the Middle East, migration issues in Europe, intercultural education and intercultural discourses.
Luisa Sevillano García is Full Professor of Didactics and School Organization at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain. Her research interests are in ICT in education, higher education policies, media and didactics, and her publications have examined long-run trends in the impact of technologies on different educational stages. She has supervised more than 50 doctoral theses and she has conducted important research projects on ubiquitous learning mediated by digital mobile devices.