Symbols of Multiculturalism in the Public Space of a Border Town

Marek Walancik, Janusz Morbitzer
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 4, 960-970, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2819


Purpose: The aim of the article is to get to know the meaning and influence on the behavior and behavior of people of multicultural symbols appearing in the public space of the former border town. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study was carried out using the diagnostic survey method, the CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview) technique. The research was carried out on a sample of 609 secondary school students. Findings: The data obtained in the research were analyzed. The results show that the symbols of multiculturalism located in the public space of the city, which in the past was a border town, are perceived by the inhabitants as shaping the skills in intercultural communication, in building relationships, and accepting otherness. Practical Implications: Based on the research, it should be concluded that the presence of symbols of multiculturalism in public space may constitute a universe in general education, in extracurricular education, and continuous education to counteract intolerance not only among pupils and students, but the whole society, in emphasizing otherness. Originality/value: The article shows that in extracurricular education, universal, universally available solutions are required, referring to multiculturalism, drawing inspiration from the past from memory, and best generally available in public space in real reality.

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