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Teacher Education in Diverse Settings

Making Space for Intersecting Worldviews

  • Larry Prochner
  • Ailie Cleghorn
  • Anna Kirova
  • Christine Massing

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Larry Prochner, Ailie Cleghorn, Anna Kirova, Christine Massing
    Pages 1-24
  3. Larry Prochner, Ailie Cleghorn, Anna Kirova, Christine Massing
    Pages 25-64
  4. Larry Prochner, Ailie Cleghorn, Anna Kirova, Christine Massing
    Pages 65-101
  5. Larry Prochner, Ailie Cleghorn, Anna Kirova, Christine Massing
    Pages 102-140
  6. Larry Prochner, Ailie Cleghorn, Anna Kirova, Christine Massing
    Pages 141-179
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-188

About this book

Introduction

Teacher Education in Diverse Settings presents a study of initial educator preparation in three social contexts: a training program for immigrant child care educators in Canada, a pre- and lower primary specialization in a teacher education program in Namibia, and a partnership between the Misak indigenous communities in Colombia and the University of Cauca to deliver courses for educators within their communities. In each setting the book explores the relationships between indigenous ways of thinking and western discourse in reference to the preparation of educators, whether they be teachers, community leaders, or newly arrived immigrants in Canada. In each case the authors’ focus is on the tensions between the local understandings and global ideas, and the creation of space for diverse but intersecting worldviews. 
The book’s goal is to investigate ways that teacher educators, parents, and communities can better prepare children for the realities of schooling while preserving the integrity of local norms and values through educator preparation programs.


Keywords

teacher education international comparative early childhood education culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Larry Prochner
    • 1
  • Ailie Cleghorn
    • 2
  • Anna Kirova
    • 3
  • Christine Massing
    • 4
  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Concordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  4. 4.University of ReginaReginaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-693-4
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-693-4
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