Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021): From ‘intercultural-washing’ to meaningful intercultural education: Revisiting higher education practice (Special issue)
From ‘intercultural-washing’ to meaningful intercultural education: Revisiting higher education practice (pp. 1-16)
By Mélodine Sommier, Malgorzata Lahti, and Anssi Roiha
This is the first special issue that JPHE hosts—and could there be a more suitable forum for an issue dedicated to exploring and encouraging a critical dialogue around transformative intercultural communication teaching practices in higher education (HE)? What has led us to engage with the theme of making intercultural education meaningful is a shared observation that there seems to be an increasing disconnect between recent developments in intercultural communication theory and practice. With so much critique published over the years, we are perplexed as to why traditional notions of culture still prevail not only in mainstream intercultural communication research but also in institutional discourses in HE ...