Proposals on intercultural communication – perspectives on China?

De: fred dervin <fred.dervin@HELSINKI.FI>
Sender: International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication <IALIC@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
Sujet: Proposals on intercultural communication – perspectives on China?
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:25:45 +0300
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Dear all,
We hope that this finds you well.
We are writing to you to let you know that we are about to create a new book series with the Higher Education Press (HEP) Beijing China. The series is entitled Intercultural communication: Perspectives on China.
If you have a potential idea for a single-authored manuscript or collected volume, could you please share it with us in the near future?
Some info about Higher Education Press (HEP), Beijing, China:
“HEP attaches great importance to international partnerships and have cooperated successfully with many publishers throughout the world. We have delivered sales with more than 100 publishers in over 50 countries and regions in 16 languages. HEP is the only Chinese publishing company amongst the world’s top 50 publishers, as well as the only Chinese publisher to be granted the “WIPO Innovation Award”.”
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes, Fred Dervin  and Regis Machart

Fred Dervin
Professor, PhD, FT, PGCE, FRSA
Department of Teacher Education
University of Helsinki, Finland

Mobile phone number: +358503185204

* Editor of the International Journal of Education for Diversities (
*Book series editor:
– Post-Intercultural Communication and Education (Cambridge Scholars)
– Education Beyond Borders (Peter Lang)
– Nordic Studies on Diversity in Education (CSP with Lars Anders Kulbrandstad and Hanna Ragnarsdóttir)
– Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective (Palgrave with Xiangyun Du)

New books (2014):
* Reflexivity in Language and Intercultural Education. Rethinking Multilingualism and Interculturality (eds. Byrd Clark/Dervin, Routledge, 2014)
* Les nouveaux enjeux des mobilités et migrations académiques (with Regis Machart, Harmattan, 2014)
* Researching Identity and Interculturality (with Karen Risager, Routledge, 2014)
* Chinese Students and Scholars in the Global Community: Challenges of Integration (special issue of Frontiers in Education, 2014)
*Cultural Essentialism in intercultural Relations (with Regis Machart, Palgrave, 2014)

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Compilation of articles on critical thinking

“Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of essays — in print-on-demand format — on how colleges seek to promote and measure critical thinking by their students.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will conduct a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet’s articles. To register for the webinar, please click here.

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What are your thoughts?

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Learn Your Students’ Names

Learn Your Students’ Names

August 26, 2014

By Daniel F. Chambliss

“Why is knowing someone’s name or acknowledging them individually so important? Any person’s name is emotionally loaded to that person, and has the power to pull him or her into whatever is going on. By putting that person at the center of attention, naming takes only a moment from you – but for them, it is deeply affecting, and lasts.

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From the Archives: the First Week of the Academic Term

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Classroom The ProfHacker archives are full of useful ideas, tools, and advice relevant to the first week of a new academic semester or quarter. In addition to the posts highlighted below, you may want to check out some previous From the Archives posts on New Semester, New Year, Creating Syllabi, and Grading.

Teaching: the first week

Get ready for the semester

Remember What the First Week Is Actually Like

How About You?

What are your best tips for the first week of the academic term? Please share in the comments!

[Creative Commons licensed image by flickr user Christopher Sessums]


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