This book critiques models of intercultural competence, whilst suggesting examples of specific alternative approaches that will successfully foster intercultural competence in teacher education.
Bringing together diverse perspectives from teacher educators and student teachers, this volume discusses the need to move beyond essentialism, cultural and assumptions about an us versus them perspective and recognises that multiple identities of an individual are negotiated in interaction with others. Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers is divided into four sections: critiquing intercultural competence in teacher education; exploring critical intercultural competences in teacher education; reflexivity and intercultural competence in teacher education; and indigeneity and intercultural competence in teacher education, providing a methodological approach through which to explore this critical framework further.
This book is ideal for teacher educators or academics of education specialising in global education who are looking to explore alternative perspectives towards intercultural competence and wish to gain an insight into the ways it can be utilised in a more effective and productive manner.
I. CRITIQUING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE (IC) IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Chapter 1: Going forward with Intercultural Competence (IC) in Teacher Education and Training: Beyond the ‘walls built by ghosts’?
Fred Dervin, Robyn Moloney and Ashley Simpson
Chapter 2: Looking for Intercultural Competences in Australian and Finnish language education
Robyn Moloney, Maria Lobytsyna and Josephine Moate
Chapter 3: ‘I with an[other]’, otherness and discourse: Reconstructing ‘democracy’ through intercultural education
Chapter 4: Creating and Combining Models of intercultural Competence for Teacher Education/Training – On the need to rethink IC frequently
II. EXPLORING CRITICAL INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Chapter 5: Finnish and Erasmus students remix the fairy tale Sleeping From Cultural Visits to Intercultural Learning: Developing a North-South Multisite Online Course
Hanna Posti-Ahokas, Hille Janhonen-Abruquah and Anna-Leena Riitaoja
Chapter 6: Critical Intertextual and Cultural Relations
Chapter 7: Ethics of IC – Intercultural ‘Competences’ or teachers’ practical knowledge? Upper secondary VET teachers in dilemmatic spaces
Chapter 8: Building cultural competence in initial teacher education through international service-learning
Sean Kearney and Julie Maakrrun
III. REFLEXIVITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Chapter 8: A study of two teacher educators: Intercultural Competences in learning and teaching?
Robyn Moloney and Tuija A. Turunen
Chapter 9: Leading an International Teaching Experience: Teacher Educators and Intercultural Competences?
Jae Major, Jennifer Munday and Matthew Winslade
Chapter 10: International student teachers as intercultural experts?
Pia-Maria Niemi and Kaisa Hahl
IV. INDIGENEITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Chapter 11: Engaging across differences through empathy: issues of intercultural competence
Chapter 12: Ways of getting to know: International mobility and First Nations people in pre-service teaching
John Buchanan and Meeri Hellsten
Chapter 13: Exploring the limits of transformative potential: Teacher intercultural competences in an Indigenous language education project
Chapter 14: Afterword
The Routledge Research in Teacher Education series presents the latest research on Teacher Education and also provides a forum to discuss the latest practices and challenges in the field.