Scientific article

Assessment of intercultural competencies: a case study in Switzerland

First online date2019

In this study, we conducted a review of literature of instruments to mesure intercultural competence in the domain of education and we evaluated the most relevant and scientifically valid to teachers. Eight instruments were identified and the Multiculturally Efficacy Scale was select. The purpose was to apply this instrument to analyse intercultural competence of 88 teachers from primary school of the International School of Geneva. A comparison between English-speaking teachers and the French-speaking teachers about experiences with diversity, multicultural competence and the conception of multiculturalism in a multicultural school environment was also verified. Preliminary analyses comparing two groups revealed some difference but both groups of teachers have an attitude regarding diversity. We would discuss the results concerning this experience of diversity in English-speaking teachers and French-speaking. Findings lead to direction for future research.

  • Competence
  • Intercultural
  • Multicultural
  • Multiculturally Efficacy Scale
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher training
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GABOLA, Piera, AKKARI, Abdeljalil, RADHOUANE, Myriam. Assessment of intercultural competencies: a case study in Switzerland. In: Habaršy - A̋l-Farabi atyndag̣y K̦azak̦ memlekettik ụlttyk̦ universiteti. Halyk̦aralyk̦ k̦atynastar žène Halyk̦aralyk̦ k̦ụk̦yk̦ seriâsy, 2019, vol. 87, n° 3, p. 78–89. doi: 10.26577/IRILJ-2019-3-i8
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ISSN of the journal1563-0285

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