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Global Teaching

Southern Perspectives on Teachers Working with Diversity

  • Carol Reid
  • Jae Major


  • Addresses the key issue of knowledge exchange and diversity across South/North boundaries

  • Considers how educational systems worldwide are responding to population mobility

  • Explores changes in relevant concepts of language, identity, multiculturalism and educational and policy frameworks


Part of the Education Dialogues with/in the Global South book series (EDGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Southern Perspectives from the Global North

  3. Indigenous Perspectives from the North and South

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sereana Naepi, Sharon Stein, Cash Ahenakew, Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti
      Pages 81-99
    3. Letitia Hochstrasser Fickel, Sonja Macfarlane, Angus Hikairo Macfarlane
      Pages 101-127
    4. Carol Reid, Donna-Maree Stephens
      Pages 129-143
  4. Where the North and South Collide

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-233

About this book


At a time when social, cultural and linguistic diversity has become a characteristic of education systems around the world, this timely text considers how teacher education is responding to these developments in the context of increased mobilities within and across national boundaries. This collection draws together the work of scholars, from a range of urban, rural and national contexts from the Global South and North, who engage in dialogue about diversity and knowledge exchange. It includes perspectives from multiple contexts using a range of frameworks that cohere around attention to issues of equity and social justice, and focuses on the macro level dynamics (policy, theory, global governance) as well as meso (institutional practices) and micro dimensions (professional identities, cultural, and identity transformation). The authors explore these dynamics and dimensions through mobilities of teachers and students, cosmopolitan theory, indigenous epistemologies, language ecology, professional standards policy discourses, and critical analyses of frameworks including postcolonialism, multiculturalism, culturally responsive and relevant pedagogical approaches as well as a community-referenced approach.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Reid
    • 1
  • Jae Major
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Sydney UniversityPenrith, NSWAustralia
  2. 2.Charles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia

About the editors

Carol Reid is Professor of Education at Western Sydney University. She is lead author of Compulsory Schooling in Australia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Global teachers, Australian perspectives (Springer, 2014). She is Vice President (Oceania) of the International Sociology Association’s Sociology of Education Research Committee.

Jae Major is Senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University. She has been a teacher educator for over twenty years in New Zealand and Australia. She was awarded the Graham Nuthall Classroom Research Trust Award in 2007 and won an Australian Award for University Teaching for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2015.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Global Teaching
  • Book Subtitle Southern Perspectives on Teachers Working with Diversity
  • Editors Carol Reid
    Jae Major
  • Series Title Education Dialogues with/in the Global South
  • Series Abbreviated Title Education Dialogues with/in the Global South
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-53214-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-70914-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-52526-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 233
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Teaching and Teacher Education
    Sociology of Education
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