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Rethinking 21st Century Diversity in Teacher Preparation, K-12 Education, and School Policy

Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Suniti Sharma
  • Althier M. Lazar


  • Uniquely links the 21st century changes in diversity to global events and their continued impact on local K-12 classrooms

  • Makes a compelling case for critical, theoretical and research-based approaches to practical educational issues and reform

  • Addresses specific global forces such as the refugee crisis, Islamophopia, and GLTBIQ issues that impact K-12 education


Part of the Education, Equity, Economy book series (EEEC, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Theoretical Discourses on Neoliberalism, Coloniality, and Decolonization of Knowledge in Education

  3. Critical Research on Teacher Preparation, K-12 Classrooms, and Educational Change

  4. Transformative Practice for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

About this book


This book offers educators new understandings of 21st century diversity emerging from contemporary national events within the U.S., global movements, and changes in the world political order that have long-lasting impact on local education and call for rethinking traditional generalizations and empirical prescriptions for inclusivity in teaching and learning. The book expands the literature on teacher preparation and intercultural education by providing the educational community with critical perspectives, theoretical approaches, and research methodologies for educational inquiry responsive to diversity. Driven by changes in classroom diversity this book offers educators, researchers and policy makers a language for articulating complex differences in educational reform, policy and practice.


21st century diversity K-12 classrooms Culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy Educational Equity and the Arts Global diversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Suniti Sharma
    • 1
  • Althier M. Lazar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Teacher EducationSaint Joseph’s UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Teacher EducationSaint Joseph’s UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rethinking 21st Century Diversity in Teacher Preparation, K-12 Education, and School Policy
  • Book Subtitle Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Editors Suniti Sharma
    Althier M. Lazar
  • Series Title Education, Equity, Economy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Education, Equity, Economy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-02250-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-02251-8
  • Series ISSN 2364-835X
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-8368
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 239
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Policy and Politics
    Sociology of Education
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