The efficacy of collaborative networks in preparing teachers

May 2007

Source: European Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 30, Issue 2 May 2007, pages 135 – 149

Within the last two decades intercultural teacher education has become a priority in many European countries. The consensus among researchers, it seems, is that intercultural education should begin with the initial training of teachers.

In this paper, the authors present the implementation of a collaborative action research programme in which they built a collaborative network through which they tried to help student teachers develop practices of intercultural education.

First, the authors briefly examine the existing situation regarding teacher education in Cyprus and we discuss generally teacher education in relation to intercultural education.
Subsequently, the authors explain the term 'collaborative networks' and then analyse the methodology they followed for the research that led to this paper. Finally, the authors present and analyse, with additional research, the themes that arose through their paper's former data analysis.

Updated: Jan. 22, 2008


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