Arts Education and Diversity: Terms and Concepts

  • Ernst WagnerEmail author
  • Luísa Veloso
Part of the Yearbook of the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education (ENO) book series (ENOS)


This text discusses the topic ‘cultural diversity’ by using three concepts that are pervasively used in contemporary debates: multi-, inter- and transculturalism. We introduce these terms to describe and to understand approaches in practice, policy and research. In a second step, these terms are integrated into an analytical matrix, constituted by dimensions that determine different attitudes towards ‘the other’ and towards one’s own cultural practices.


Arts education Culture Cultural diversity Meta-analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Fine ArtsMunichGermany
  2. 2.Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.ISCTE-IUL, CIES-IUL, Instituto Universitário de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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