PBM112 Multicultural Education

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Dana Knotová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Dana Knotová, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
each odd Thursday 12:00–13:40 D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 16/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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 migration and 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 be able to: identify problems of multicultural coexistence describe approaches to national and ethnic identity to describe current trends in multicultural education to 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
  • MOREE, Dana. Základy inetrkulturního soužití. Praha: Portál, 2015. ISBN 978-80-262-0915-7
  • JIRÁSKOVÁ, Věra. Multikulturní výchova : předsudky a stereotypy. 1. vyd. Praha: Epocha, 2006. 130 s. 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
  • GIJSBERTS, M. (2004). Ethnic minorities and Integration; Outlook for the Future. The Hague: Social and Cultural Planning Office.
  • PAVELČÍKOVÁ, N. Romové v českých zemích v letech 1945-1989. Praha: Úřad dokumentace
  • MOREE, D. Czechkid; metodické náměty pro pedagogy. Praha: British Council, 2007
  • BANKS, J., A. & BANKS, C., A., M. (1994). Multiethnic Education: Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. Boston.
  • Bhopal, K. (2004). “Gypsy Travellers and Education: Changing needs and changing perceptions.” British Journal of Educational Studies 52:47–64.
  • Banks J.A. & Banks C.A.M. - Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives
  • PRUDKÝ, L. Přináležitost k národu, vztahy k jiným národnostem a k cizincům v České republice.
  • 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
  • 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.
Teaching methods
lectures and seminars, individual tutorials prior to the end of course assessment, class discussion, reading
Assessment methods
The credit requirements will include the presentation of a seminar paper, writen test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.

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