Books: Intercultural Dialogue in Practice: Houghton
Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby
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Date: 16-Apr-2012 From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com> Subject: Intercultural Dialogue in Practice: Houghton E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Intercultural Dialogue in Practice
Subtitle: Managing Value Judgment through Foreign Language Education
Series Title: Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
The term intercultural dialogue has become a buzzword at policy level, but there is a pressing need to synchronise the terminology of policymakers with that of academics. An overarching aim of this book is to explore the wide-ranging terminology relevant to intercultural dialogue in order to promote clearer consideration of the underlying issues. More specifically, this book reports the findings of a research project conducted in Japan that brought teaching practice to bear upon some of the main conflicting theoretical perspectives on how value judgment should be managed in foreign language education. At the heart of this issue lies the management of prejudice, which is a key dynamic in intercultural dialogue that brings many other factors into play.