Examining initial rather than in-service teacher education, this book looks at ways of educating teachers faced with a multicultural classroom audience. It analyzes the role of teacher education in providing for ethnic minority children, considering access and achievement and the necessity for all children to acquire informed and tolerant attitudes. Authors write from the perspectives of countries which are in the early stages of social policy in this area, where policy is ongoing, and where policy is weakening. The focus is on diverse classrooms, rather than diverse societies.
Table of Contents
Cultural diversity and teacher education, Maurice Craft; pluralism and Australian teacher education, Anne Hickling Hudson and Marilyn McMeniman; teacher education for a multicultural Britain, Sally Tomlinson; multicultural teacher education in Canada, Ratna Ghosh; practice without policy - pluralist teacher education in Israel, Abraham Yogev; unity in diversity - teacher education in multicultural Malaysia, Molly Lee; teacher training and community relations in Northern Ireland, Sean Fulton and Anthony Gallagher; teacher education and pluralism in South Africa, Wally Morrow; training teachers for a multicultural future in Spain, Carmen Gonzalo and Maria Villanueva; teacher education in Sweden - an intercultural perspective, Gunlog Bredange; teacher education and multiculturalism in the Netherlands, Gerard de Kruif; educating teachers for cultural diversity in the United States, Ken Zeichner; comparative perspectives and paradigms, Keith Watson.