Introducing Global Teaching and Southern Perspectives

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


Southern Theory provides the framing theory for this edited collection, and in this chapter Reid and Major outline their engagement with its key concepts and constructs in relation to cultural and linguistic diversity in education contexts in the global North and South. Intercultural education and culturally relevant/responsive teaching are discussed as common responses to diversity, and are problematized using Southern Theory. The aim is to prompt dialogue about equity and social justice from “below” in education, and the tensions, contradictions and complexities that lie at the heart of achieving this.


Teacher Education Student Teacher Linguistic Diversity Minority Language Critical Race Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Educational ResearchWestern Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts & EducationCharles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia

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