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ERIC Number: EJ881829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Teachers' Collaborative Conversations about Culture: Negotiating Decision Making in Intercultural Teaching
MacPherson, Seonaigh
Journal of Teacher Education, v61 n3 p271-286 2010
This article presents findings from a study that investigated intercultural teaching through teachers' collaborative conversations about critical intercultural incidents in schools. The data were generated through Web-CT and face-to-face dialogues between preservice, inservice, and university teachers about critical intercultural incidents identified by the preservice candidates during practicum experiences. Findings focus on teachers' intercultural decision making within two broad categories: "minding" (making choices, enabling cultures, respecting and sharing power, and arbitrating and agonizing what is just) and "responding" (fostering intercultural communities, opening "safe" spaces, protecting students and surroundings, and "stepping up" to address it). Implications include the role of social and emotional learning and power dynamics in intercultural teaching and the potential for a case-study approach to intercultural teacher education. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada