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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Working towards Decolonization, Indigeneity and Interculturalism

  • Fatima Pirbhai-Illich
  • Shauneen Pete
  • Fran Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, Shauneen Pete, Fran Martin
      Pages 3-25
  3. Part II

  4. Part III

  5. Part IV

  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Fran Martin, Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, Shauneen Pete
      Pages 235-256
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-261

About this book


‘… an important read for educators, administrators and policy makers…a very welcome addition to studies of decolonial education and the poetics and politics of educational futurity.’

-George J. Sefa Dei, Professor of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto, Canada


‘…an important read for those working and researching in anti-oppressive education…challenges us to engage critically with the theory and practice of culturally responsive pedagogy as it aims to reform and reorient teacher education as a transgressive space.’
-Jennifer Tupper, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada


indigenous education multiculturalism interculturalism bilingual learners decolonizing pedagogies

Editors and affiliations

  • Fatima Pirbhai-Illich
    • 1
  • Shauneen Pete
    • 2
  • Fran Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Regina ReginaCanada
  2. 2.University of Regina ReginaCanada
  3. 3.University of Exeter ExeterUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Fatima Pirbhai-Illich is Associate Professor and Chair of the Language and Literacy Education Department at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her research focuses on critical multicultural literacy education for marginalised and disenfranchised youth.


Shauneen Pete is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and a nehiyaw (Cree) woman from Little Pine First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Fran Martin works in Initial Teacher Education at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research interests are global education and intercultural learning. 

Bibliographic information


“This book brings together a broad range of educators from different countries and of different racialised identities to examine culturally responsive pedagogy in teacher education. … This book will be of interest to teacher educators and to teachers, researchers and students interested in critical pedagogy and culturally responsive pedagogy.” (Darren Chetty, Educational Review, Vol. 70 (04), 2018)

“The book is well worth reading – and not only by teacher educators and pre-and in-service teachers; it is a welcome addition to the literature that addresses decoloniality at all levels of education. … the book will be of significant interest to those who are engaging with decolonistation of the curriculum – in any context – and is recommended highly.” (Sheila Trahar, Compare  A Journal of Comparative and International, September, 2017)