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, culturalism 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.
Table of Contents
PART I. CRITIQUING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE 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 language teacher education in Australia and Finland
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
PART II. EXPLORING CRITICAL INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Chapter 5: From cultural visits to intercultural learning: Experiences of North–South–South collaboration
Hanna Posti-Ahokas, Hille Janhonen-Abruquah and Christine Adu-Yeboah
Chapter 6: Constructing critical Intercultural Competence and appreciation of diversity: the case of exchange student teachers in Finland
Chapter 7: Intercultural ethics in education
Chapter 8: Building Cultural Competence in initial teacher education through international service-learning
Sean Kearney and Julie Maakrrun
PART III. REFLEXIVITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Chapter 9: Two teacher educators 're-thinking' practice: intercultural compentences in teacher education pedagogy
Robyn Maloney and Tuija Turunen
Chapter 10: Leading international teaching experiences: Negotiating tensions, contradictions and discontinuities
Jae Major, Jennifer Munday and Matthew Winslade
Chapter 11: International student teachers as intercultural experts?
Kaisa Hahl and Pia-Maria Niemi
Chapter 12: Understanding diversity through collaboration and dialogue: teacher education students learning from their peers
PART IV. INDIGENEITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Chapter 13: Ways of getting to know: International mobility and Indigenous education
John Buchanan and Meeri Hellsten
Chapter 14: Fostering Indigenous intercultural ability during and beyond initial teacher education
Susan Page, Leanne Holt and Katrina Thorpe
Chapter 15: Exploring the limits of transformative potential: Teacher intercultural competences in an Indigenous language education project
Chapter 16: Afterword
Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Robyn Moloney is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies, Macquarie University, Australia, and a consultant in teacher development.
Ashley Simpson is Assistant Professor at the School of Foreign Studies, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.