“Eurokid”: an innovative pedagogical approach to developing intercultural and anti-racist education on the Web
2003 (English)In: Intercultural Education, ISSN 1467-5986, E-ISSN 1469-8439, Intercultural education, ISSN 1469-8439 (online), Vol. 14, no 3, 317-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Most schools in today's Europe have a high percentage of immigrant students. This percentage has increased in typical immigration countries such as Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, France and the UK. However, this is also true for countries such as Sweden or Spain. Aware of this multicultural picture, in this paper we present the methodological approach of a European Comenius project, "Eurokid", based on the template "Britkid" (see www.britkid.org), which addresses intercultural education and anti-racism. Three countries are involved in the project: the UK, Sweden and Spain. The project is an educational and innovative tool and a learning and teaching resource for students and teachers in secondary schools. How? Through websites where a group of adolescents (minorities and majorities) "meet" and "talk" about issues of acceptance, difference, racism, mixed cultures, (multiple) identitie, and integration. Their "talks" in the three websites--written in each country's language(s) and in English--as well as the characters, are based on original research (via interviews and questionnaires). The project's objectives, content, pedagogical approaches and authentic classroom material, created to facilitate and promote dialogue among minorities and majorities, form the basis of this paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis , 2003. Vol. 14, no 3, 317-329 p.
eurokid, research, education, educational work, pedagogy, learning, antiracism, race, racism, ethnicity, internet, multicultural, online, website, ethnicity, identity, representation
Research subject educational work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4978DOI: 10.1080/1467598032000117105OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4978DiVA: diva2:144301
FunderEU, European Research Council, 86678-CP-2000-1-UK-COMENIUS-C2