Search results for: Intercultural education
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Developing the intercultural competence of early childhood preservice teachers: preparing teachers for culturally diverse classrooms
This research reports on studies conducted in two early childhood education (ECE) teacher preparation programs focused on increasing preservice teachers’ intercultural competence through intercultural teaching and learning and diverse US and international field experiences. Study 1 took place at a large U.S. Midwestern university with the first cohort (n = 43) of preservice teachers to have completed the revised internationally focused program. Study 2 took place at a midsized rural university in the U.S. Rocky Mountain region with preservice teachers (n = 9) who completed an eight-month university-led program with Nepal field experience. The researchers used the same instrument to measure preservice teachers’ intercultural sensitivity – the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) – before and after completion of the respective programs. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences was used for the analysis of the IDI scores of participants; paired samples t-test yielded individual and composite results. IDI pre and post results showed statistically significant increases in the composite scores for preservice teachers’ levels of intercultural competence for most participants. Attributes of movement away from trivializing other cultures and toward recognizing cultural similarities, appreciation of and curiosity about cultural differences, and the ability to interpret phenomena taking place in a cultural context became evident.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2022
Dance as dialog: A metaphor analysis on the development of interculturality through arts and community-based learning with preservice teachers and a local refugee community
This paper explores the use of arts and community-based (ACB) approaches to intercultural teacher education. Twenty-four preservice teachers and five adult Yazidi refugees/community members participated in this study which involved a two-week arts-based workshop in Fall 2019 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Data for the study included pre- and post-group discussion recordings as well as oral and written reflections one week after the workshop. Using metaphor analysis, the authors examine the way project participants talk about their experiences in the workshop. Findings showed how ACB approaches hold promise as a vehicle for developing interculturality in teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2022
This design-based study explores what kind of reflection in-service or student teachers produced in case-based discussion workshops, and how. Worksheets on the case and tasks facilitated discussion in small groups. In this study, the targets of reflection written on those sheets are analysed. Three levels and seven categories of reflection emerged, ranging from context and practices to principles and power relations. Most of the reflection was superficial or on the meso-level, the level of deepest reflection was reached to greatly differing degrees depending on the group or case concerned. Both some in-service and some student teachers needed scaffolding by the instructor, but certain tasks in the case discussion sheets could also serve as scaffolds. Intercultural competences are often defined as knowledge, attitudes and skills, and reflection produced by the case-based tool covers all the three areas.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2021
Construction of educational knowledge with the Mapuche community through dialogical-kishu kimkelay ta che research
This paper reports the development of a Mapuche education programme in the context of indigenous demands and claims in relation to education, specifically the Bafkehce Mapuche community who live in the Araucanía Region of Chile. The central objective defined was to systematise, jointly with the indigenous community, the components defined as educational knowledge in order to generate a Mapuche education. The study was approached using the dialogical-kishu kimkelay ta che methodology, developed jointly with a Maci (responsible for ceremonies), two Kimches (sages), a Gütancefe (bone-setter), Mapuche teachers, and undergraduate teaching students and academics. The results show epistemic and gnoseological categories which differ from the westernised Chilean categories of education, thus allowing a Mapuche education programme to be generated in order to establish a dialogue between educational knowledge in the indigenous context and in the Chilean western context.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2019
International Service Learning and Critical Global Citizenship: A Cross-case Study of a Canadian Teacher Education Alternative Practicum
The purpose of this study was to examine how an international experience within a teacher education program impacted on the development of student teachers as classroom teachers. The authors argue that the findings demonstrate how the ISL practicum enhanced self, difference, and global awareness, which would have positive effects on their teaching, especially with respect to meeting the needs of students from marginalized backgrounds.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate how the students’ intercultural competence develops during a three-month practicum placement in Namibia. The authors present findings from a study of Norwegian student teachers before, during and after their international practicum.
Updated: May. 14, 2017
The current article describes a case study undertaken in a Spanish school during the 2007–2008 academic year. The purpose of this article is to explain how action research methodology was applied to encourage professional and school culture towards an intercultural and inclusive approach. The results show that the training process challenged teachers’ pre-existing deficit theory perspectives and empowered them as leaders for school change.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
Intercultural Learning in English as Foreign Language Instruction: The Importance of Teachers’ Intercultural Experience and the Usefulness of Precise Instructional Directives
This paper focuses on the teaching of intercultural topics in the context of English as a foreign language (EFL) at German schools. The article presents the results of an analysis of data from a larger study. The study examined the intercultural experience of teachers and observable aspects of instruction. The findings reveal the impact of teachers’ intercultural experience on the quality of their intercultural instruction.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
From Forced Tolerance to Forced Busing: Wartime Intercultural Education and the Rise of Black Educational Activism in Boston
A historical analysis of racialized politics in Boston's public schools in the decades preceding school desegregation illustrates a complex interplay among race, class, and ethnicity that centered on access to power. In this paper, the author investigates the historical interplay of the emergence of tolerance education in the United States and the rise of black educational activism in Boston.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011
From Foreigner Pedagogy to Intercultural Education: an analysis of the German responses to diversity and its impact on schools and students
This article first provides a socio-historical analysis of the German responses to migration-related cultural and religious diversity by tracing the development of educational policies from assimilationist notions of ‘foreigner pedagogy’ in the 1960s and 1970s to intercultural education, which slowly emerged in schools in the 1980s and 1990s.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008