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Perspective culturale și interculturale într-o societate multiculturală
Cultural and Intercultural Perspectives in a Multicultural Society

Author(s): Alina Ionescu, Florin Trandafir Vasiloni
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: socio–linguistics; interculturality; multiculturality; intercultural competences; cultural competences
Summary/Abstract: Intercultural competence and cross-cultural aspects in education are among the most important trends in the education of the 21st century. The development of key competences for lifelong learning is a constant concern among the educational policies of the European Council. The multicultural society of our times calls for a reconsideration of what culture, nation, identity, and interculturality mean. Our study tackles the issue of intercultural education, cross-cultural competence and the development of cultural competence, highlighting the most important aspects connected to these issues as well as providing some recommendations for the development of cultural competences. We have also conducted a quantitative research and applied a questionnaire on a sample of 300 undergraduate students enrolled in Bachelor programmes at the Faculty of Humanities within the ”Aurel Vlaicu”2University of Arad (Romania). The results of the study revealed that most students are interested in developing their intercultural skills especially as there are foreign students enrolled at the university.

  • Page Range: 81-90
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Romanian