Art and Intercultural Education with Signs of Tolerance, Acceptance from the Perspective of Future Teachers


  • Agáta Csehiová
  • Anita Tóth-Bakos



Art education is present at all levels of education. Its purpose is to enable students and individuals to interpret the arts, to be aware of their own cultural identity, and also to be able to accept others’ values of culture and art. It is essential to cultivate respect for one’s own cultures and traditions, as well as the acceptance and tolerance for other cultures. All this is an integral part of teacher training. It is especially important at this level as the educator shapes the thinking, education, and attitude of the representatives of future generations. These aspects are given special attention at the Faculty of Education of J. Selye University.   J. Selye University is a minority tertiary institution in Slovakia. The diverse elements of art and art education, the branches and trends of art – chosen and preferred based on the subjective approach –, the peculiarity and diversity of the minority environment all meet here along with their interactions and connection points in the spirit of tolerance, understanding, acceptance in the 21st-century approach. In this study, we examine the views, opinions, and experiences of the university students of the Faculty of Education at J. Selye University with regard to the outlined aspects, and then, as a result, we present some remarkable results, drawing the necessary conclusions.

Author Biographies

Agáta Csehiová

Agáta Csehi studied piano and music pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. She graduated at the Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest and habilitated at the University of Ostrava. As a pianist, she has performed at many concerts at home and abroad, performed on CD records, lectured at music-science and music-education conferences and workshops. Since 1990 she worked at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and since 2018 she is working at J. Selye University in Komárno Faculty of Education Departments as an associate professor.

Anita Tóth-Bakos

She is working at J. Selye University in Komárno Faculty of Education Departments as an assistant professor.