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Type of publication: Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Cvilikaitė-Mačiulskienė, Jurgita;Pundziuvienė, Daiva
Title: Languages and culture for better communities’ integration: a case study
Is part of: Sustainable multilingualism 2019 : 5th international scientific conference of Institute of Foreign Languages, Vytautas Magnus University & 13th international scientific conference of language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania, May 24–25, 2019 Kaunas, Lithuania: conference abstracts / editor Nemira Mačianskienė. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus University, 2019
Extent: p. 59-59
Date: 2019
Keywords: Migrant and host communities;Local integration of migrants;Linguistic and cultural diversity;Personal identity;Language and culture courses
Abstract: There is no denying the fact that migration is a sensitive economic, political and social issue, which European institutions together with researchers and policy makers have been working on trying to create the cohesion between migrant and host communities. It has been widely recognized that attitudes towards migrants tend to be more positive when migrants have an opportunity to reveal their linguistic and cultural diversity to non-migrants. Researchers claim that local governments and municipalities “must be part of a framework of multi-level governance” for migrants’ integration (OECD, 2018). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highly recognizes the positive contribution of migrants, who deserve to live in a “just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world” (2030 Agenda, 2015). Existing research has acknowledged that migrants make low use of local services, such as police, hospitals, educational institutions or leisure facilities due to language barriers and uncertainty on rules of engagement (Sime & Fox, 2014), cultural barriers and issues of trust in services (Alpers, 2016) or social exclusion (Arai, 2006). In order to develop insight into the realities of integration and social cohesion between migrant and host communities in Great Britain, this study used a survey to explore how trust and meaningful interaction between all sections of the community could be created by providing social and educational activities for migrant and host communities in Boston, the UK. Furthermore, the research aimed to answer the question whether learning about another culture could increase understanding of how one’s own culture shapes the perceptions of oneself, of the world and of our relationship with others. [...]
Affiliation(s): Anglų kalbos skyrius
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:3. Konferencijų medžiaga / Conference materials
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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