PAM106 Multicultural Education

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Dana Knotová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Dana Knotová, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course in multicultural education is intended for students of Social Pedagogy and Consultancy, or for the students of Pedagogy. The credit requirements will include the presentation of a seminar paper. The course is conceived as an introduction to the study of multicultural education, one of the corner stones of any multicultural society made up of various ethnic, social and religious groups. Such a broad topic clearly cannot be confined to pedagogical issues and the course, therefore, draws on other disciplines from the humanities, such as cultural anthropology, social psychology, politology etc. At the introductory meeting some basic theories will be defined, e.g. cultural pattern, acculturation, cultural pluralism, multicultural society, xenophobe, etc. The course will then develop a focus on the question of national minorities in the Czech Republic, in specific the gypsy minority, which undoubtedly forms a specific sociocultural group within a larger cultural pattern. In order to understand better the specific character of this minority and to be able to apply the principles of multicultural education, some basic facts from their history will be presented, together with some demographically and statistical data, the particularities of their value system etc.
Learning outcomes
The Student will be able to:
- identify problems of multicultural coexistence;
- describe approaches to national and ethnic identity;
- describe current trends in multicultural education;
- describe the values and traditions of the Roma minority.
  • Multicultural society. Ethnic, social and religious groups. Cultural pattern, cultural pluralism, xenophobe. Gypsy minority, focus on the question of gypsy minority in the Czech Republic. Migration. Multicultural education.
    required literature
  • JIRÁSKOVÁ, Věra. Multikulturní výchova : předsudky a stereotypy. První vydání. Praha: Epocha, 2006. 130 stran. ISBN 8087027310. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Multikulturní výchova : příručka (nejen) pro učitele. Vydání 1. Praha: Triton, 2006. 263 stran. ISBN 8072548662. info
  • Výchova k toleranci a proti rasismu :sborník : zdroje a formy rasismu a netolerance, informace o národnostních menšinách, hry a cvičení pro žáky a studenty. Edited by Tatjana Šišková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1998. 203 s. ISBN 80-7178-285-8. info
    recommended literature
  • Moree, D., Klaassen, C. & Veugelers, W. (2008). “Teachers’ Ideas about Multicultural Education in a Changing Society: the case of the Czech Republic.” European Educational Research Journal 7. ISSN 1474-9041.
  • Bhopal, K. (2004). “Gypsy Travellers and Education: Changing needs and changing perceptions.” British Journal of Educational Studies 52:47–64.
  • MOREE, Dana. Základy interkulturního soužití. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2015. 204 stran. ISBN 9788026209157. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Interkulturní psychologie. Třetí vydání. Praha: Portál, 2010. 220 stran. ISBN 9788073677091. info
  • Romové v ČR : čítanka. Edited by Imrich Vašečka. [Brno]: [s.n.], 2000. 1 sv. [růz. info
  • S Romy žít budeme - jde o to jak :dějiny, současná situace, kořeny problémů, naděje společné budoucnosti. Edited by Pavel Říčan. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 1998. 143 s. ISBN 80-7178-250-5. info
    not specified
  • GULOVÁ, Lenka. Co nám přináší multikulturní výchova? (Chat do we get from multicultural education?). In Sociální pedagogika a multikulturní výchova v otázkách. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2008. 212 pp. 1. vydání. ISBN 978-80-210-4724-2. info
Teaching methods
lectures and seminars, 1, 5 hours per week plus individual tutorials prior to the end of course assessment
Assessment methods
Lecture, class discusion. The credit requirements will include the presentation of a seminar paper (a short oral presantation wrt 50 % of tehe final mark).80% participation in the seminar is a prerequisite for credit.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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