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.
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
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.