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ERIC Number: EJ956562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
The Possibility of Cosmopolitan Learning: Reflecting on Future Directions for Diversity Teacher Education in Australia
Reid, Carol; Sriprakash, Arathi
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n1 p15-29 2012
This paper is situated in the re-visioning ethos that has been part of the genealogy of multicultural education. In the context of teacher education, the authors ask: where to now? In this paper, they reflect on their design and delivery of a new undergraduate unit offered by the School of Education, University of Western Sydney. The unit attempted to work through ideas of "cosmopolitanism" as a way of rethinking diversity education for the twenty-first century. The paper offers a critical review of multiculturalism in teacher education and examines theories associated with cosmopolitanism in the education context. The authors examine the ways in which a "cosmopolitan imagination" might have relevance in contemporary contexts of diversity in Australia, and particularly in the western and south-western Sydney region in which they teach. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia