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Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling

Issues for Research and Practice

  • Lani Florian
  • Nataša Pantić
Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Key Issues for Teacher Education

  3. Teacher Agency

  4. Teacher Education for Diversity

  5. A Research Agenda for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213

About this book

Introduction

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Lani Florian
    • 1
  • Nataša Pantić
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EdinburghMoray House School of Education University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of EdinburghMoray House School of Education University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling
  • Book Subtitle Issues for Research and Practice
  • Editors Lani Florian
    Nataša Pantić
  • Series Title Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity
  • Series Abbreviated Title Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54389-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-54388-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85382-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-54389-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 241
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education Policy
    Disability Studies
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
    Sociology of Education
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