Intercultural Horizons: Intercultural Strategies in Civic Engagement (BOK)
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This volume features papers from the second annual Intercultural Horizons conference held in October 2012 in New York City. The conference was the second in an annual series of meetings; the present volume is a companion to one issued in 2012 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Intercultural Horizons: Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development). The papers reflect diverse approaches to intercultural education in the North American setting, with a few also looking at its application in diverse cultural settings in other nations. Our authors provide faculty and student perspectives primarily from the level of postsecondary education, although the volume also includes a look at intercultural education at the primary level. Many papers focus on issues of curriculum, teaching and learning in relation to developing intercultural competence in students in North American colleges and universities, particularly, though not exclusively, through the use of service-learning. The papers also touch on another important development moving from the periphery to the core of many institutions of higher education in North America - the university's engagement with the community. Similar efforts are now emerging among many Asian universities and in Europe. Thus, this volume serves as a preview of themes that the International Center for Intercultural Exchange plans to explore in its future conferences.