Section archive - Multiculturalism & Diversity
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In this article, the author argues that a socially just and effective citizenship education means including and understanding the historical and political contexts of Indigenous Americans. The author also maintains that schools and teachers have the responsibility for students' exposure to and understanding of the complexity of the United States', politically based past and present relationship with and responsibility to tribal nations and their citizens is exposed.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012
This study examined the perspectives of preK-12 teachers from five nations. These teachers share their attitudes regarding the concepts of culture and citizenship and the intersections of those concepts. The authors gathered data on the perspectives expressed in online discussions among 125 in-service teachers enrolled in master's degree programs in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and the United States.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Internationally Educated Female Teachers in the Neoliberal Context: Their Labour Market and Teacher Certification Experiences in Canada
In this article, the authors consider the difficulties that a group of internationally educated female teachers encountered in the process of seeking certification in the Canadian Maritimes.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011
This article presents a research undertaken during a study visit to The Gambia. The authors argue that study visits to The Gambia and other developing countries have the potential to enable transformative learning. This kind of experience is thought to be of considerable potential benefit to beginning teachers.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
The current study is concerned with the recruitment of secondary teachers in Malawi. Trainee teachers’ dispositions are central to recruitment and retention within the teaching profession. The study shows that trainee teachers held a range of images about teaching: its ability to enhance knowledge; low pay with no incentives, low status profession, and lack of trust of male trainee teachers.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
Inside and Outside the Integrated Bilingual Palestinian–Jewish Schools in Israel: Teachers’ Perceptions of Personal, Professional and Political Positioning
This study explored how teachers of the integrated bilingual Palestinian–Jewish schools in Israel construct their school culture in relation to various outside pressures in their attempt to achieve educational change. It was found that the teachers perceive themselves as primarily pedagogical experts with a shared vision based on multiculturalism and coexistence. Furthermore, it was found that teachers' inside and outside positioning results in perceived conflicts.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
This article describes a study which explored the experiences of four Korean heritage language teachers in the United States. Specifically, the study focuses on challenges they face and the resources they draw upon for their teaching. The authors situate their work within the conceptual framework of teacher lore, which promotes teacher reflection and helps increase the visibility of minority teachers.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2011
Taiwanese Technical Education Teachers’ Professional Development: An Examination of Some Critical Factors
The goal of the current study was to probe into the influences of task autonomy, organizational learning, and group cohesiveness on innovation of professional development by technical education teachers, and their relationships. The authors conducted a questionnaire survey on full-time teachers of 14 Taiwanese technical educational junior colleges.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2011
Promoting Peaceful Coexistence in Conflict-Ridden Cyprus: Teachers’ Difficulties and Emotions towards a New policy Initiative
This article looks at teachers’ perceptions of difficulties and emotions about a recent policy initiative in the Greek-Cypriot educational system to promote peaceful coexistence. The findings indicate that most Greek-Cypriot teachers recognized the importance of cultivating peaceful coexistence in schools. However, the survey also documented a significant lack of readiness and willingness to implement the new objective, coupled with doubts regarding its feasibility.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011
“So, Where Do They Fit In?” Teachers’ Perspectives of Multi-Cultural Education and Diversity in Singapore
The authors examined secondary school teachers’ perceptions of diversity and multicultural education in Singapore.Findings indicate that although a majority of the participants based their conceptions of diversity primarily through racial categories codified by the state, a few teachers recognized nuanced, overlapping, and overlooked markers of identity that are challenging notions of diversity in Singapore and elsewhere.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2011