Multicultural Education in Finland: Renewed Intercultural Competences to the Rescue?

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews discourses on multicultural education and the concept of intercultural competencies in the European and Nordic country of Finland. We are interested in their present uses and perceptions by decision-makers, researchers, and also student teachers. Some prognosis for the future is made based on a short case study from art teacher education in this context. The case study represents an approach that replaces an understanding of intercultural competencies only grounded in knowledge with one, instead, grounded in criticality. In this way, the article represents an attempt to evaluate how intercultural competencies can and should be reconceptualised in global scholarship today.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Multicultural Education
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    Number of pages13
    ISSN1934-5267
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 516 Educational sciences

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