Reference : Developing intercultural citizenship education in the language classroom and beyond
Scientific journals : Article
Arts & humanities : Languages & linguistics
Multilingualism and Intercultural Studies
Developing intercultural citizenship education in the language classroom and beyond
Byram, Michael mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) >]
Porto, Melina [Universidad Nacional de La Plata and CONICET, Argentina]
Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics
[en] intercultural citizenship; criticality; action in the community
[en] In this article we argue that the aims and objectives of foreign language teaching
can and should be combined with those of education for citizenship. We call this
intercultural citizenship, which others refer to as world, global or cosmopolitan
citizenship. We begin by explaining the purposes of foreign language teaching and
then introduce the notion of criticality in education systems. We also analyse the
notion of education for citizenship and focus upon its potential for encouraging
learners to identify with groups of people taking action beyond the limits of the
state and its boundaries. Finally, we illustrate intercultural citizenship in practice.

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