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Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE) 2(2)

Abstract Announcement for International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE) 2(2)

The contents of the latest issue of:
International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE)
Volume 2, Issue 2, July – December 2017
Published: Semi-Annually in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 2379-7363; EISSN: 2379-7355;
Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA
www.igi-global.com/ijbide

Editor-in-Chief: Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Julie Byrd Clark (Western University, Canada)

Read INTRODUCTION

Frontiers of Education in China

Critical Interculturality out on 1st August 2017

This book offers new critical insights into intercultural communication and education. It assembles previously unpublished lectures delivered in different countries (namely, Canada, China, Finland, Russia and the USA), as well as notes on intercultural events and encounters. The lectures propose conceptual, theoretical, and methodological discussions, and introduce a range of examples to encourage readers to reappraise their own ways of thinking about interculturality. The notes help readers to develop their critical and reflexive thinking. Critical Interculturality serves to fill a lacuna by helping students, practitioners, scholars and decision-makers to understand the complexities of critical interculturality. The book also stimulates discussion about the upcoming challenges in this field.

Read introduction HERE

Book out on intercultural competences

Intercultural Communication with China

A major objective of this book is to identify the key determinants of the “East” and the “West” in the field of intercultural communication. It examines but also counter-attacks essentialist and culturalist analyses of intercultural communication between China and the rest of the world. Offering a cross-country examination and comparison of drought awareness and experience, this book shows two fields of research, which are complementary but rarely found side by side, i.e. the Arts and Intercultural Encounters, serve as illustrations for theoretical and methodological discussions about intercultural communication between China and the West. Scholarly and media discourses will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

New forth. book

Book title: Critical Interculturality: Lectures and Notes (2017, Newcastle: CSP)

Series title: Post-intercultural Communication and Education

This book offers new critical and interdisciplinary insights into intercultural communication and education. It assembles previously unpublished lectures delivered in different countries (Canada, China, Finland, Russia and the USA), as well as notes on intercultural events and encounters. The lectures propose conceptual, theoretical, and methodological discussions, and introduce a range of examples to encourage readers to reappraise their own ways of thinking about interculturality. The notes help readers to develop their critical and reflexive thinking. Critical Interculturality represents an attempt to fill a lacuna by helping students, practitioners, scholars and decision-makers to understand the complexities of critical interculturality. The book also stimulates discussion about the challenges ahead.

Biodata

Fred Dervin (文德) is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland), where he leads the TENSION Research Group (Criticality, Interculturality and Bias in Education). Dervin has been awarded several honorary titles in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Sweden. He is a leading authority on multicultural/intercultural education in the world.

New book on intercultural competencies

HIGHLY recommended!

A memoir and more. Seth Polley, a once well-employed Episcopal priest, tells the story of the night he lit up to avoid burn out. Humorous and poignant, autobiographical and then some, The Vicar’s Night Out is Polley’s first foray into telling the story about what happened when Polley went green, things went south, and he wound up back in high school.

“In this moving and exciting story Seth Polley has managed to give novelty and originality to a story that is more and more common today: The experience of burnout. What makes the book original is the fact that the main character is a priest, who finds solace in marijuana. Set in Bisbee Arizona, on the border between Mexico and the US, The Vicar’s Night Out will enchant readers who know this fascinating town. Polley has a real gift of storytelling that absorbs. Definitely a writer worth following!”
Prof. Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki, Finland

Arizona!

Coming soon

Intercultural Communication with China

Beyond (Reverse) Essentialism and Culturalism?

Dervin, Fred, Machart, Regis (Eds.). 2017.

  • Helps readers to reflect critically on intercultural encounters between China and the ‘West’
  • Provides readers with interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological tools to work on interculturality
  • Solves coherently and systematically major issues related to essentialism and culturalism

Check HERE