Upsetting the norms of teacher education

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Upsetting the norms of teacher education
Author(s) Meaney, Tamsin
Date 2013
English abstract
Traditionally, multicultural education is not seen as something that those from the mainstream need to concern themselves with unless it is as a holiday fill-in activity. Intercultural education on the other hand explores the responsibility for the construction of culture by mainstream society. In this article, I explore my role in the delivering of mathematics education courses in teacher education programs in three countries: New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. I focus on my attempts to raise mainstream as well as minority students’ awareness of intercultural understandings. Different approaches, including the use of storytelling, were used to match local circumstances but all had the same aim of making preservice teachers reappraise the role that mathematics education has in marginalising some children's cultural backgrounds.
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Publisher Faculty of Education: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Host/Issue Educational Research for Social Change;2
Volume 2
ISSN 2221-4070
Pages 17-30
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Mathematics Education
Teacher Preparation
Intercultural Education
Multicultural Education
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
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