Redefining teaching competence through immersive programs: Practices for culturally sustaining classrooms

Daniela Martin, Elizabeth Smolcic

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This edited book examines how teacher education utilises international immersion and field teaching (or service-learning) experience to develop teachers’ global, multilingual and intercultural competencies, in preparation for entering today’s culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Through a series of theory-based case studies, the authors demonstrate how teachers’ awareness of social inequities and responsive actions, the ability to bridge one’s own and others’ perspectives, and understanding of key principles of second language learning are pedagogical concepts and skills that become ever more essential across all mainstream K-12 educational contexts. The chapters bring together the voices of teacher educators, intercultural learning theorists and pre- and in-service teachers to identify threads of practice and theory that can be applied within teacher education more broadly. This book will be of interest to academics, instructors and graduate students in the fields of teacher education, language learning, intercultural communication and social justice education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages321
ISBN (Electronic)9783030247881
ISBN (Print)9783030247874
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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