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Th is paper consists of two parts. Th e theoretical part addresses the concepts of interculturalism, competency and intercultural competency, which tend to be diff erently defi ned by diff erent authors d epending on their approach and the models examined. Th e second part presents the results of a survey whose aim was to explore the students’ degree of familiarity with the basic characteristics of intercultural education, establish the level of their ethnocentrism and ethnorelativism, and discover the students’ views on desirable intercultural competencies of teachers who work in culturally diverse classrooms. Th e survey included 304 students from the Universities of Pula and Rijeka. Th e results imply that the students do have a basic knowledge of the key characteristics of intercultural education, a satisfactory level of intercultural sensibility, and positive attitudes towards desirable intercultural competencies of teachers in culturally diverse classrooms.

interculturalism; competency; intercultural competency; intercultural sensibility ethnocentrism, ethnorelativism



Author: Elvi Piršl - ; Sveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli Odjel za studij na talijanskom jeziku

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