Dialogue in Intercultural Communities: From an educational by Claudio Baraldi

By Claudio Baraldi

This ebook explores the meanings of academic interactions which goal to advertise peace and confident relationships. This research is predicated on theories of communique and lively participation in schooling platforms, particularly in intercultural settings. The e-book investigates the cultural presuppositions of dialogues that can empower members’ expressions in interactions during the administration of discussions and conflicts. those presuppositions are saw within the use of language in members’ narratives and interactions. The e-book attracts at the fine-grained research of a giant corpus of questionnaires, interviews and videotaped interactions gathered in 12 camps promoted by way of CISV (Children’s overseas summer season Villages), a world corporation that is lively in 70 nations. The research encompasses either organisational conferences and academic actions related to adults, kids and youngsters of a number of nationalities, and indicates the significance of different ways that the adults who coordinate those conferences and actions act and use language. those alternative ways of performing in interactions can advertise either empowering dialogues and disempowering monologues, with vital results for the fulfilment of academic reasons. For its contents, theoretical framework and technique, the booklet will be of curiosity for educators, lecturers, specialists in mediation, students and scholars in cultural sociology, sociolinguistics, conversation reviews, discourse reports and discussion reports.

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E. cultural presuppositions which structure their space of interpretation, and depend on the organisation of society. Narratives reproduce and produce cultural presuppositions, detailing their features, describing, explaining and legitimising them in communication. Narratives are plural and competing: this is not only true in intercultural situations, but also in the framework of the same set of cultural presuppositions, when this admits pluralism. Narratives may reproduce and produce ethnocentrism.

CISV presents itself as a system of initiatives aimed mainly at children and adolescents. Its interventions take place in the interaction between adults, on the one hand, and children and adolescents on the other. The analysis concerns the communicative meanings of such interventions, especially the forms of communication that realises them and that they promote. Interventions are seen as communication processes between competent adults and children as recipients, which should ensure the translation of CISV goals into forms of communication that allow their achievement.

Translations are often important for the development of activities. There is a great linguistic gap between children who are either native speakers of English or are very proficient in English as a second language, on the one hand, and children who speak poor or sometimes very poor English on the other hand. The latter have major difficulties in participating in the activities. The limits of communication in a lingua franca are evident above all in the most complex activities, where verbal participation is important and children’s contributions are restricted by their linguistic difficulties.

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