This summer course is the first edition of the Leeuwarden Summer School on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. Each year, the summer school will focus on a different theme related to cultural and linguistic diversity. This year, the interdisciplinary, week-long course is meant for students, researchers, teachers and policy makers with an interest in Diversity in Education.
The school includes lectures, roundtables, students’ presentations and workshops. An international roster of speakers from a variety of fields (sociolinguistics, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies but also practitioners) will share their research and insights, offering the participants advanced tools for understanding and implementing change in education, combining academic and policy expertise. Our lecturers will focus on:
- Conceptualizing diversity in education: theoretical approaches and recent empirical studies
- Educational policy development: how to write and assess policies for diversity and inclusion
- Intercultural communication in education: avoiding dissonances in multicultural settings
Special guest this year is our non-academic partner LOWAN. Marieke Postma & colleagues will present current challenges in the education of newcomers in Leeuwarden. Lecturers and participants will work together on the case studies presented (e.g. on specific issues in educational and policy design).
The final day will consist of the symposium “Diversity in Education in Times of Crisis”, focused on how diversity management in education has been challenged by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit, and other recent crises – and solutions for these challenges.
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