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Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling

Issues for Research and Practice

  • Presents a conceptualisation of teacher agency for inclusion and social justice

  • Considers challenges in how teachers are prepared to address issues of difference and diversity

  • Promotes a broad rights-based concept of inclusive education that can respond to challenges of the changing demographics of 21st century schooling

Part of the book series: Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity (ILEE, volume 2)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. A Research Agenda for the Future

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213

About this book

The book takes as its premise the argument that diverse learner groups are a fact of demographic change that should be considered foundational in the preparation of teachers rather than be problematized as a challenge. It promotes the idea of teacher education for inclusive education based on a consideration of what it means to educate all children together. Divided into four parts, the book considers key issues for teacher education, teacher agency, teacher education for diversity, and a research agenda for the future.

In today’s world, the demographic profile of students in schools is more complex than ever before, and the increasing cultural, linguistic and developmental diversity of today’s classrooms, along with the pressure to achieve high academic standards for everybody has significant implications for how classroom teachers should be prepared to meet these demands. This book advances a new understanding of inclusive education that addresses the limitations inherent in current approaches that problematize differences between learner groups by promoting a view of difference as an aspect of human individuality. It considers the implications of the research evidence underpinning teacher education for diversity and makes suggestions for future research in the field.

 

Keywords

  • reform in teacher education
  • dissatisfaction in student performance
  • students from ethnic minorities
  • teacher development
  • teacher identity and competence
  • university-based teacher education
  • student-teacher relationships and interactions
  • teacher agency for social justice
  • teacher agency
  • teacher competence
  • teacher education policy
  • disability studies

Reviews

“Once again Professor Florian has brought a group of key researchers in our field to the table to press the inclusive education forward. "The idea that all learners are unique individuals and differences are to be expected as an ordinary aspect of human development" drives this collection to demonstrate the lesson for teacher educators in new times, new demographies. Teachers cannot be allowed to consider student diversity as an addition to the job specification. This text affirms this throughout by giving neophyte and mature teachers new ideas and tools to place in their satchels.” (Professor Roger Slee, School of Education, University of South Australia)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Lani Florian, Nataša Pantić

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-54389-5
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)