Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-0705
RUBIO M, Manuel. The intercultural communicative competence development into the initial teacher training. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.1, pp. 273-286. ISSN 0718-0705. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07052009000100017.
The aim of this paper is to present a reflection about challenges raised to initial teacher training into a changing society, which is characterized by current tendencies demanding the different vision and ways of life coexistence. The Intercultural Communicative Competence concept, developed by Byram (1997), is used as a framework for thinking about teacher compromise with the improving a complex citizenship (Bolivar 2004). As a context, the cultural matrix into which the school has done its mission and the changes meaning by the intercultural education programs are described.
Palabras clave : teacher training; intercultural education; citizenship; culture; communication; teacher role; school.