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Interculturalization and Teacher Education

Theory to Practice, 1st Edition

By Cheryl Hunter, Donna Pearson


150 pages

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Institutions of higher education are keen to improve teachers’ intercultural experiences, communication, and understanding, but offer few resources for bringing the research literature to direct application in teacher education programs. This volume addresses that gap by examining what intercultural exchanges in teacher education look like, why they are important, and how they can be maintained. The authors examine how socio-cultural beliefs, institutional structures, and external accreditation bodies interact in the process of interculturalization, highlighting the incentives and barriers as well as strategies to implement and maintain interculturalization projects.

Highlighting pragmatic examples, this book addresses the challenges and benefits of interculturalization that can be applied to teacher education programs from both a theoretical and practitioner perspective.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Theory 1. Culture 2. Multiculturalism and Diversity 3. Globalization and Internationalization 4. Cross-cultural / Intercultural Communication 5. Commonalities Part 2. Systems and Intersections 6. Collaboration-Structural barriers 7. Institutional Mission Statements 8. Structures in Teaching Practices Part 3. Programmatic and Pedagogical Models and Applications 9. Educational Leadership Programs 10. Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) 11. Immersion Projects 12. TESOL and ELL

About the Authors

Cheryl A. Hunter is Assistant Professor in the Educational Foundations and Research Department at the University of North Dakota, USA. As a qualitative methodologist Cheryl has had two research fellowships: one with the Spencer Foundation as a Graduate Fellow at Indiana University and as a Research Fellow with the Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine.

Donna Pearson is Associate Professor in the College of Education and Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota, USA. Her academic instruction is in Secondary Education; Social Studies Methods, Curriculum, and Instruction. She is both a teacher and a learner.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Teacher Education

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.


Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Will Bateman: [email protected] – Editor, UK and Rest of World

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Professional Development