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.
Table of Contents
PART I: CRITIQUING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
- (A)symmetries between the Self and the Other in the professional literature on intercultural encounters and competences in teacher education: Case studies from Finland; Anna-Leena Riitaoja & Heidi Layne
- Initial teacher education and intercultural competence: Critiquing international programs and ‘voluntourism’ as a means of increasing the global-mindedness of teacher education students in Australia; Sean Kearney
- An antifragile approach to multicultural education; Mercurius Goldstein
- Controversy and interculturality in teacher education: The case of teachers of Chinese; Minghui Gao, Haiqin Liu, Xiaoxu Liu and Fred Dervin
- Looking for intercultural competences in Australian and Finnish language education; Robyn Moloney, Maria Lobytsyna, Josephine Moate
- ‘I with an[other]’, otherness and discourse: Reconstructing ‘democracy’ through intercultural education; Ashley Simpson, University of Helsinki
PART II: REFLEXIVITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
- A study of two teacher educators: intercultural competences in learning and teaching?; Robyn Moloney (Macquarie University) & Tuija A. Turunen
- Leading an International Teaching Experience: Teacher Educators and Intercultural Competences?; Jae Major, Jennifer Munday & Matthew Winslade
- Interculturality among mentors and student teachers during teaching practice; Kaisa Hahl & Pia-Maria Niemi
- Understanding diversity through collaboration; David Saltmarsh
PART III: INDIGENEITY AND INTERCULTRAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
- Engaging across differences through empathy: issues of intercultural competence; Neil Harrison
- Getting the conditions right: How universities can foster intercultural competency, in and out of the classroom; Susan Page, Leanne Holt & Katrina Thorpe
- Ways of getting to know: International mobility and First Nations people in pre-service teaching; John Buchanan & Meeri Hellsten
PART IV: EXPLORING CRITICAL INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCIES IN TEACHER EDUCATION
- A review of models of Critical Intercultural Competences: What potential benefits for teacher education?; Fred Dervin & Anu Härkönen
- Finnish and Erasmus students remix the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty to produce critical intertextual and cultural relations; Martina Paatela-Nieminen
- From Cultural Visits to Intercultural Learning: Developing a North-South Multisite Online Course; Hille Janhonen-Abruquah, Hanna Posti-Ahokas & Anna-Leena Riitaoja
- Success and failure of implementing critical intercultural competences in Finnish teacher education; Fred Dervin, Heini Paavola & Amin Atabong
- Intercultural ‘competences’ or teachers’ practical knowledge? Upper secondary VET teachers in dilemmatic spaces; Tuija Itkonen
About the Series
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.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- EDUCATION / General