The author of the present study deals with the concept of learning outside the national framework with reference to global cultural diversity, which is seen as a constitutive condition of education. The author suggests incorporating the concepts of alterity and otherness into the education process, which students require in order to understand other cultures and also their own culture. In order for other cultures to understand an Other, heterologous thinking contingent on mimetic processes is required. The author gives the example of the inclusion of otherness-images in the teaching of history and points to the implementation of inter-culturalism in school education. European schools currently serve as contact zones for childhood and youth with diverse cultural backgrounds.
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