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See detailCultural Awareness in Multilingual Education
Byram, Michael UL

in The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2012)

“Cultural awareness,” as a quick Internet search will show, is a widely used phrase and consequently has no single precise meaning. It is used to refer to awareness of diversity within a society and among ... [more ▼]

“Cultural awareness,” as a quick Internet search will show, is a widely used phrase and consequently has no single precise meaning. It is used to refer to awareness of diversity within a society and among societies. It is often associated with “training,” involving specific activities which draw attention to diversity and encourage and deliberately develop positive attitudes and understanding. Such training is directed at adults in their professional and working lives. It is linked through this to “intercultural competence” which is based in part on heightened cultural awareness and which is itself fundamental to “intercultural communication.” This field of activity and study is well enough established to have spawned “handbooks” (e.g., Straub, Weidemann, & Weidemann, 2007; Deardorff, 2009) and many textbooks (e.g., Holliday, Hyde, & Kullman, 2004; Jandt, 2004; Chen & Starosta, 2005). [less ▲]

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See detailCultural conditions in the adaptation of a global ideology: New Maths reform in Luxembourg in the 1960’s and 1970’s
Nadimi Amiri, Shaghayegh UL

Scientific Conference (2015, June 26)

The idea that the modern mathematics can help pupil to become more intelligent or rational as the future citizens, was initiated in the United States after the WWII and accelerated after the launch of ... [more ▼]

The idea that the modern mathematics can help pupil to become more intelligent or rational as the future citizens, was initiated in the United States after the WWII and accelerated after the launch of Sputnik by the USSR. As a part of martial plan, the United States introduced this idea in Europe through the so-called Royaumont Seminar in 1959. The seminar with the title “New thinking in school mathematics” was organized by the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC) and chaired by the American mathematician Dr. Marshall Stone in Royaumont Abbey in Paris. This seminar recommended its member countries to proceed with a reform in their mathematics teaching. Dr. Stone expressed the need for this reform “deep and urgent” (OEEC, 1961, p. 29). Luxembourg was also one of the first nations to participate in these international curricular activities including the Royaumont Seminar (OECD, 1961, p. 215). The development of maths and sciences education became an issue for the country to such an extent that Pierre Frieden, the prime minister of Luxembourg in 1958, proclaimed: “Those, who have the best scientists will win the Cold War … [and] the economic war!” (LW February 27, 1958, p. 3), thus underscoring the need for Luxembourg’s to participate in the reform movement. This paper is part of a research project that studies how New Math was adapted for Luxembourgish primary schools. It works to reveal how a ‘globally’-disseminated idea about how mathematics relates to the ideology of the rational and critical citizen has been implemented in Luxembourg by translating it into its cultural idiosyncrasy. Many Luxembourgian mathematicians attempted to adapt conceptions of the new mathematics for the elementary levels during the 1960s and 1970s. Alongside, these mathematicians were also active in participating and even hosting conferences focusing on the subject of New Maths reform in that era. However, despite all these efforts, the new mathematics officially entered Luxembourg’s primary school textbooks twenty years after the Royaumont seminar. The research data is drawn from relevant archival records including reports, correspondences, teachers’ journals, local newspaper articles, texts of laws, non-official and official relevant school-books of the era in Luxembourg. In addition, I also look at the handbooks of the new mathematics conceptions suggested in the US, in order to have a comparison to see how the suggested conceptions were adapted to serve values and expectations in Luxembourg. My study shows that in one hand, Luxembourg had a very tight cooperation with OEEC/OECD, and on the other hand, there was the local culture and beliefs about the role of mathematics and the expectation from the future citizens. Besides the restriction that multilingualism made for preparing textbooks, moral and religious values also played their tremendous roles. In that situation, Luxembourgian educational-policy makers had to go through many delicate and time-consuming dialogues which are an interesting area of study. In this paper, I study how the ideology of New Math has been justified and adapted to be acceptable in the Luxembourgish culture.   [less ▲]

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See detailCultural differences in creativity: The role of immigration
de Vries, Herie; Kirsch, Christiane Jeanne UL; Furnham, Adrian

in International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity (2014)

This study analyses the relationship between creativity and personality in different cultural contexts. A multivariate approach to creativity implies that personal and contextual characteristics influence ... [more ▼]

This study analyses the relationship between creativity and personality in different cultural contexts. A multivariate approach to creativity implies that personal and contextual characteristics influence creative performance. Is the relationship between creativity and personality the same in different cultural contexts? Within education the cultural factor might have more impact than in other environments because of assimilationism of migrant students. This study is carried out in London and the Greater Region of Luxembourg. The sample consists of 243 participants (199 women, 44 men, MAge = 20.35, SD = 1.56, age range: 18-32 years). Whereas the correlation between creativity and openness is positive for non-immigrants (European), it is negative for immigrants (non-European). This highly surprising exploratory result can be related to migration. A possible mediator between creativity and openness might be individual differences linked to migration, i.e. uncertainty avoidance. Implications of results will be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCultural European Heritage and Music (Education)
Sagrillo, Damien UL

Scientific Conference (2015, May 13)

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See detailCultural Heritage, Diversity, Functionality, Education of Music in a European Context
Sagrillo, Damien UL

in Buzás, Zsuzsanne; Brusniak, Friedhelm; Marshall, Nigel (Eds.) et al Music Education in the Focus of Historical Concepts and New Horizons (2019)

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See detailCultural phenomenology and social relevance
Valsiner, Jaan UL

in Omi, Yasuhiro; Rodriguez, Lilian Patricia; Peralta-Gómez, María Claudia (Eds.) Lives and relationships: Culture in transition between social roles (2014)

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See detailCultural psychology and its future: Complementarity in a new key
Valsiner, Jaan UL

in Wagoner, Brady; Chaudhary, Nandita; Hviid, Pernille (Eds.) Cultural psychology and its future: Complementarity in a new key (2014)

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See detailCultural psychology of transgenerational family relations: Investigating ambivalences
Albert, Isabelle UL; Abbey, Emily; Valsiner, Jaan UL

Book published by IAP (2018)

The present volume deals with the experience of ambivalence in family relations - a well-known phenomenon that has inspired more and more research and theorizing in the last years but that is however ... [more ▼]

The present volume deals with the experience of ambivalence in family relations - a well-known phenomenon that has inspired more and more research and theorizing in the last years but that is however sometimes difficult to capture. Bringing together junior and senior researchers from different parts of the world, ideas on theory and research are elaborated following qualitative and quantitative approaches. This book thus contributes to theory-building as well as outlining research results and helping to develop measurement in interpersonal and intergenerational relations. [less ▲]

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See detailCultural realities of being: Abstract ideas within everyday lives
Valsiner, Jaan UL; Chaudhary, Nandita; Anandalakshmy, S.

Book published by Routledge (2014)

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See detailThe cultural transmission of Environmental preferences: Evidence from International Migration
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Litina, Anastasia UL; Moriconi, Simone

E-print/Working paper (2014)

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See detailThe Cultural Transmission of Environmental Preferences: Evidence from International Migration
Litina, Anastasia UL; Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Moriconi, Simone

Scientific Conference (2014, June 30)

This paper investigates both theoretically and empirically the hypothesis that individual environmental attitudes can be partly accounted for by a cultural component. To empirically identify this ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates both theoretically and empirically the hypothesis that individual environmental attitudes can be partly accounted for by a cultural component. To empirically identify this component, we exploit variation associated with international migration flows. We find that the environmental attitudes of migrants, while being resilient to environmental conditions, also embed a cultural component, which persists till the second generation migrants. Our results suggest that, in the presence of multiple environmental problems that require collective action, comprehending the driving forces behind the formation of an environmental culture is critical to design effective policies. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Cultural Transmission of Environmental Preferences: Evidence from International Migration
Litina, Anastasia UL; Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Moriconi, Simone

Scientific Conference (2014, July 15)

This paper investigates both theoretically and empirically the hypothesis that individual environmental attitudes can be partly accounted for by a cultural component. To empirically identify this ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates both theoretically and empirically the hypothesis that individual environmental attitudes can be partly accounted for by a cultural component. To empirically identify this component, we exploit variation associated with international migration flows. We find that the environmental attitudes of migrants, while being resilient to environmental conditions, also embed a cultural component, which persists till the second generation migrants. Our results suggest that, in the presence of multiple environmental problems that require collective action, comprehending the driving forces behind the formation of an environmental culture is critical to design effective policies. [less ▲]

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See detailCultural Values, CEO Risk Aversion and Corporate Takeovers
Lehnert, Thorsten UL; Frijns, Bart; Gilbert, Aaron et al

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailLa culture à la télévision
Fickers, Andreas UL

Presentation (2018, March)

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See detailCulture and values in Family Business – A review and suggestions for further research
Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL; Melin, Leif; Gimeno, Albert

in Journal of Family Business Strategy (2012), 3/4

This article provides a review of key literature in the field of culture, values and family business by addressing three key questions. First, what is culture in a family business context and how can it ... [more ▼]

This article provides a review of key literature in the field of culture, values and family business by addressing three key questions. First, what is culture in a family business context and how can it be defined and conceptualized? Second, what can culture do for the family business? And third, which factors or attributes shape culture in family business? The article presents several suggestions for future research and previews the four articles included in the special issue on culture and values in family businesses. [less ▲]

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See detailCulture as Intercultural Challenge
Wiegmann, Eva UL; Osthues, Julian UL; Heimböckel, Dieter UL et al

Presentation (2014, June 05)

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See detailCulture et droit civil en Luxembourg
Prüm, André UL; d'auteurs du groupe luxembourgeois de l'Association Henri Capitant, Collectif

in Droit et culture Journées louisianaises, Tome LVIII / 2008 (2010)

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See detailLa Culture et la Cité au début du XXe siècle
Jeusette, Julien UL

in Acta Fabula : Revue des Parutions en Théorie Littéraire (2014), 15(7),

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See detailCulture in the Act of Caring: Bringing Geropsychology, other gerosciences, and Cultural Psychology together
Boll, Thomas UL; Ferring, Dieter UL; Valsiner, Jaan

in Boll, Thomas; Ferring, Dieter; Valsiner, Jaan (Eds.) Cultures of care in aging (2018)

In the introduction of a multidisciplinary book on the role of culture in elder care the editors set the stage for a substantive integration of contributions from geropsychology, other gerosciences, and ... [more ▼]

In the introduction of a multidisciplinary book on the role of culture in elder care the editors set the stage for a substantive integration of contributions from geropsychology, other gerosciences, and cultural psychology. The authors present arguments for a life-span developmental perspective on care for the elderly and extend this to geropsychology as subsection of life-span developmental psychology. They further emphasize that these disciplines consider to some extent the role of cultural and other contextual factors and that other gerosciences specialized on historical, political, health-and nursing-related aspects of elder care can further supplement this effort. Then three major streams of cultural psychology are mentioned which are particularly relevant to topics of caring: Dialogical Self Theory, Theory of Social Representations, and Cultural Psychology of Semiotic Dynamics. The authors conclude that an increasing population aging and growing gaps between demand and supply of care create a serious practical need for an integration of geropsychology, other gerosciences, and cultural psychologies to achieve a better understanding of the individual, interpersonal, and macro social processes involved in elder care. [less ▲]

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