Dialogue in Intercultural Communities

From an educational point of view

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| Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
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This book explores the meanings of educational interactions which aim to promote peace and positive relationships. This analysis is based on theories of communication and active participation in education systems, in particular in intercultural settings. The book investigates the cultural presuppositions of dialogues which can empower participants’ expressions in interactions through the management of discussions and conflicts. These presuppositions are observed in the use of language in participants’ narratives and interactions. The book draws on the fine-grained analysis of a large corpus of questionnaires, interviews and videotaped interactions collected in 12 camps promoted by CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages), an international organisation which is active in 70 countries. The analysis encompasses both organisational meetings and educational activities involving adults, children and adolescents of several nationalities, and shows the importance of the different ways in which the adults who coordinate these meetings and activities act and use language. These different ways of acting in interactions can promote both empowering dialogues and disempowering monologues, with important consequences for the fulfilment of educational purposes. For its contents, theoretical framework and methodology, the book may be of interest for educators, teachers, experts in mediation, scholars and students in cultural sociology, sociolinguistics, communication studies, discourse studies and dialogue studies.
[Dialogue Studies, 4]  2009.  viii, 277 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction
1–2
Chapter 1. 
Empowering dialogue in intercultural settings
Claudio Baraldi
3–28
Chapter 2. 
The research project
Claudio Baraldi, Gabriella Cortesi and Vittorio Iervese
29–46
Chapter 3
. The CISV narrative
Gabriella Cortesi
47–74
Chapter 4
. Organisational meetings 1: Promoting participation
Claudio Baraldi and Cristina Caiti
75–100
Chapter 5. 
Organisational meetings 2: Conflict management
Claudio Baraldi and Elena Gambari
101–126
Chapter 6
. Activities 1: Promoting participation
Monica Bonilauri and Elisa Rossi
127–154
Chapter 7. 
Activities 2: Coordinating reflection
Federico Farini
155–172
Chapter 8
. Activities 3: Conflict management
Vittorio Iervese and Elisa Rossi
173–198
Chapter 9. 
Activities 4: Adolescents’ coordination
Claudio Baraldi and Alessandra Braglia
199–216
Chapter 10. 
Activities 5: Interpreting as mediation?
Claudio Baraldi and Rosanna Blasi
217–240
Conclusions
Claudio Baraldi
241–264
References
265–272
Index
273–277
“The book will be of keen interest to those who study, work within, and seek specifically to educate children about, and more generally those who facilitate good living within our intercultural villages today. From the firm theoretical and methodological stance to the focused case studies, the volume productively traverses this timely and important terrain.”
“Professor Baraldi has brought together an insightful collection of essays on an important topic that will be of great interest to sociologists, psychologists and educators.”
“This volume offers a unique perspective on a unique international educational organisation. The insights provided by the detailed analysis will inspire many researchers in different fields in their future work on intercultural communication and education. The studies also have wide-ranging implications for policy and practice concerning young people in a global context.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009030327