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For scholars, students, and researchers, Peñalvo (computer science, U. of Salamanca, Spain) brings together 14 chapters by computer science, education, psychology, and other researchers from Europe, Chile, and Australia, who discuss multiculturalism in technology-based education. They describe the Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook project and outcomes, which aims to facilitate the creation of a European identity by designing digital educational content in geography and history from a multicultural point of view; multiculturality and interculturality in social and diversity issues, including the use of information and communication technologies in an Argentine province with a high rate of aboriginal people, the use of technology in the expansion of the linguistic and cultural domains of endangered languages, analysis of gender violence issues of urban adult indigenous women, a framework for the e-education of teachers of special groups to improve compatibility, and an objective concept of culture; and cases and experiences about multiculturalism, interculturality, and transculturality, such as cultural dimensions in higher education, global software teams' communication and coordination problems and the use of e-mentoring, the behavior of students in teamwork and collaboration, the use of Facebook in helping immerse international students into Australian university culture, the use of technologies to promote values education, and student voice and technology in citizenship education.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
These 14 case studies organized into three sections address the Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook (MIH) Project and Outcomes; multiculturality and interculturality; and cases and experiences in multiculturalism, interculturality, and transculturality. [...] The information provided is useful to any country, however, where multiculturalism is encountered, to understand the impact of diversity on ICT-supported education and training.
– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual