Analysing Intercultural Dialogue Through Conceptual Densities [chapter]

Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Aino-Kaisa Koistinen, Susanne C. Ylönen
2020 Intercultural Dialogue in the European Education Policies  
In this chapter, we exemplify our methodological approach to analysing 'densities' of interrelated concepts in European education policy documents. We scrutinize instances where many of the core concepts of intercultural dialogue appear in the documents at the same time. Four core educational themes and four longer excerpts from the selected policy documents are examined in more detail. The chosen documents deal especially with multilingualism, migration, history teaching, and lifelong
more » ... The analysis of the conceptual densities in the chosen excerpts indicates how the meanings of intercultural dialogue are constructed through the conceptual frameworks and co-occurrences of their core concepts in the documents, rather than through explicit definitions of the concept of intercultural dialogue itself.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-41517-4_4 fatcat:untyf2edcvaqlecxow23vb5pbe