The Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope is a book about diversity by the exchange project team from CISV Colombia and CISV Norway. Following The Lunchbox and  Bowl of Rights, The Kaleidoscope is yet another useful tool for both facilitators and participants of education programs who want to gain more knowledge on CISV’s content areas. This book offers an in-depth view of the content area diversity and gives both general introduction to the theme as well as different perspectives of what diversity can mean. In order to put this knowledge into practice, the book also offers educational activities that can be used in CISV programs or in any other experiential education programs.  
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Articles by: Andres Bateman, Annika Dalén, Sabine Enko, Andrew Elder, Rupert Friederichsen, Natalia Gómez, Valerie Hudson, Susan Lewis, Eirik Breivik Minde, Diego Pieschacón, Edgar Urrea

Activities by: Ana M. Caro, Ana María Gallardo, Paula Hernández, Simón Otero, Mikkel Stokke

Reviewers: Diana Dragieva, Sabine Enko, Andreas Mjelva

Special thanks to: Mónica Amado, Nicolás Carvajal, Ana María Cueva, Diana Dragieva, Andrew Elder, Sabine Enko, Tora Figenschow, Rupert  Friederichsen, Sebastian Jaramillo, Alex Jefferson, Iván Lalinde, Matt Nahan, Quinn Porter, Sebastián Ramírez, Vicky Tuff, Gerardo del Valle, Ian Wallbridge, Fernando Zamora

Design & illustration: Camila Barrera Daza 

This publication was funded by The Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU).

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Reviews

3.7
9 total
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Publisher
CISV Norge
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Published on
Jun 27, 2014
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Pages
70
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ISBN
9788299898942
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Multicultural Education
Education / Non-Formal Education
Political Science / General
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