2002 Brixen/Bozen: congress procedings

Heterogeneity, Bilingualism und Cultural Integration. Intercultural Education in the context of Europeanisation und Globalisation


04.09. – 07.09.2002 at the  Free University of Bolzano/Brixen




Thurs., 05.09.2002

9.00 a.m. Conference Opening  -  Welcome


9.30 – 13.00 Lectures with Discussion – Plenary Session

I. Basic Issues

(1.) Keck (Univ. Hildesheim): On the importance of

multiculturalism and bilingualism

(2.) Wallnöfer (Univ. Bolzano/Brixen): The role of pedagogy

in cultural integration

(3). Wiater (Univ. Augsburg/Brixen): Cultural integration

–  the concept and ideals of a pedagogy of diversity

(4.) Golz (Univ. Magdeburg)Multiculturalism and a consensus of

values? Basic issues of intercultural pedagogy in the light of an

international comparison


15.00 – 18.00 Lectures with discussion in two optional blocks

II. School and Educational Policy

(1.) Integration and support of the children of migrants in schools as a social and pedagogical challenge

Block A:

Sandfuchs (Univ. Dresden): Intercultural education in

Germany – a survey

Nemeth (Univ. Budapest): Intercultural education in Hungary

Kalinina (Ped. Univ. Liepaja): Intercultural problems

in Latvia from a Russian-language point of view

Pewsner (Univ. Nowgorod): Bilingual Education in Russia

Porozynski (Ped. Univ. Slupsk): The current situation and perspectives of  intercultural education and upbringing in Poland


Block B:

NN: Intercultural education in South Tirol

– a survey

Mazurek (Univ. Lethbridge/Canada): State multiculturalism:

Promises and Perils

Gukalenko (Univ. Tiraspol/Russ.): Education in an intercultural

society. Thoughts on internal migration in Russia

Karpova (Univ. Rostow/Don): Cossack culture as a special,

inner-Russian problem

Wartenberg (Univ. Addis Abeba): A  multicultural

project in Ethiopia


Friday, 06.09.2002 Continuation of the lectures with discussion under II – Plenary


– School and educational policy

9.00 – 10.00 (2.) Interculturalism and Multilingualism

Formizzi (Univ. Verona): World communication -  one language?

Whybra (Univ. Hildesheim): Language dreams and reality-The people

have already voted

Drumbel (Univ. Bolzano/Brixen): Reflections on multilingualism from

a linguistic point of view


10.00 – 12.00 Uhr Lectures with discussion in two optional blocks

(3.) Intercultural networks  outside school


Block A:

Beuchling (Univ. Magdeburg): Opportunities and education in a

Vietnamese exile community

Lohrenz (Univ. Hildesheim): School and networks

Schanz (Univ. Hildesheim): Experience with  network pedagogy

Schröder (Univ. Hildesheim): Using computers to support gifted children of recently returning, ethnic German immigrants in schools



Block B:

(4.) Global learning in one world

Datta (Univ. Hannover): Culture and globalisation

Schnurer (Univ. Hildesheim): Global partnership

– the key to international and global learning

Orn (Ped. Univ. Tallin): Some experiences in international

cultural exchanges. The case of Estonian.


13.00 – 16.00 Uhr Lectures with discussion in three optional blocks


III. Didactic Aspects


Block A:

(1.) Problems of  cultural identity and the intercultural

competence of teachers

Berulawa (Univ. Sochi): National Identity in the context of education

based on humanity



Trumsina (Ped. Univ. Liepaja): Cultural identity and bilingual

challenges as reflected in Liepaja University policy

Hintz (Univ. Hildesheim): Multilingualism and intercultural learning in German teaching. The outline of an intercultural subject methodology

Walker (Univ. Lethbridge/Canada/at present Kosovo): English as a “Second Language”



Block B:

(2.) Intercultural fields of learning, learning in situ and in situations, forms of learning and projects

Rudolph (Univ. Hildesheim): That pedagogical and didactic phenomenon: ‘coaching’ from the point of view of social inequality

Janikowa (Ped. Univ. Brünn):  Intercultural forms of learning

Müller/Chouremootoo (Univ. Hildesheim): Diversity instead of a mainstream culture (Leitkultur). The case of Mauritius.

Coulibali (Univ. Dessau): Intercultural networks as reflected in an East German city

Block C:

(3.) Mulitcultural aspects from a special education point of view

Graumann (Univ. Hildesheim): Heterogeneity in school classes from a                                                               more general educational point of view          

Winzer (Univ. Lethbridge) Special Education in Canada

Salihu/Hoti/Zabeli:  (Project Kosovo): Some experiences with Special

Education reforms in Kosovo



16.30 Exploration of Bolzano: guided tours of the University and of the Town

A wine-tasting and evening meal


Sat., 07.09.2002

8.30 – 9.30 a.m. IV. Ethical Views of the World and Religious Tolerance and a Sense of Responsibility for Interculturality

Belkanow (Univ. Yelets, Russia): Religion and Ethics in the intercultural context from the point of view of  Orthodox Russia

Kwiran (TU Braunschweig/Univ. Bern) Religion and Ethics and a sense of responsibility for interculturality from the point of view of Western Christendom

Klopfer (State Inst. for  School Pedagogy, Munich):

Ethics curricula in Russia and Germany – a comparison

Weiße (Univ. Hamburg): The teaching of religion and the dialogue between the religions



9.30 – 12.00 a.m. The bi-annual assembly

- Election of the presidium

- Membership fees

- the Yearbook and the Journal



Status: 18th April, 2002