Volume:4, Issue: 1

Apr. 1, 2012

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The Use of Song and Poetry as an Intercultural Communication Tool at the International "Our House" Camp
Nailya N. Akchurina [about]
In 1997, UNESCO declared the first decade of the 21st century to be a decade of "A Culture of Peace and Nonviolence toward Children of the World." This program was to create global educational concepts whose purpose would be: to advance the values and goals necessary for a culture of peace; to develop tolerance in the young; and to develop the skills needed for intercultural communications and readiness for international cooperation. We are able to observe at this time how, under the influence of the process of globalization, the cultural diversity of the world has intensified and the utilization of contemporary information technologies has enabled people of various countries and nationalities to introduce their cultural values to other nations. However, many researchers note that although technology can enhance the exchange of scientific and cultural achievements and ease international cooperation between countries, at the same time, it can also lead to a loss of the social and cultural identity of an individual. That is why the Russian educational system has selected the "formation of the personality" as one of its goals. It believes that the individual should not only have a "global vision of world processes," in other words, that one perceive himself as a citizen of the world and subject to the influence of many cultures, but one must also be aware of one’s membership in a particular culture, know its roots, and share its values and traditions.

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