Redefining Teaching Competence through Immersive Programs

Practices for Culturally Sustaining Classrooms

Editors: Martin, Daniela, Smolcic, Elizabeth (Eds.)

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  • Illustrates the range of immersive experiences available to teachers, and critically examines the aims and outcomes of such programmes
  • Explores how culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies - already foundational to teaching emergent bilinguals - can pave the way to intercultural competencies
  • Argues that teachers with intercultural experience are uniquely positioned to bridge academic and social gaps between host and immigrant communities and model relationships across differences
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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.

About the authors

Daniela Martin is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Her research ranges from a focus on identity development among diverse students and the contexts of multicultural and ESL education to student development during study abroad, and pedagogical principles that sustain our increasingly diverse schools.

Elizabeth Smolcic is Associate Professor of Education at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. She has led the Teaching ESL Certificate Programme with Immersion in Ecuador programme for over 15 years. Her scholarly interests include teacher education for multilingual/ multicultural realities and building fully reciprocal relationships in study abroad and home community contexts.


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“Smolcic and Martin explore immersive experiences in linguistically and culturally diverse settings to transform and decolonize the teacher education curriculum. In contrast with a traditional practicum or study abroad experience, which may overlook the global colonial histories of candidates’ educational contexts, the editors advocate for transnational immersive experiences that are asset-based, language-focused, and promote social justice through culturally sustaining pedagogies. This collection is a must-read for all teachers and teacher educators in PK12 contexts.” (Baburhan Uzum, Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Cultural/Linguistic Immersion in Teacher Preparation for Emergent Bilingual Learners: Defining a New Space for Asset-Based Pedagogies

    Pages 1-36

    Smolcic, Elizabeth (et al.)

  • “Nested Interculturality”: Dispositions and Practices for Navigating Tensions in Immersion Experiences

    Pages 37-64

    Avineri, Netta

  • Decolonizing Teacher Education in Immersion Contexts: Working with Space, Place and Boundaries

    Pages 65-93

    Pirbhai-Illich, Fatima (et al.)

  • Ontario’s K-12 International Education Strategy: Policy Impacts on Teacher Education for International, Intercultural and Multilingual Sensibilities

    Pages 95-126

    Trilokekar, Roopa Desai (et al.)

  • Language and (Inter)Cultural Learning: Supporting Language Teacher Candidates’ Development of Interculturality During Study Abroad

    Pages 127-153

    Pasterick, Michelle L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Redefining Teaching Competence through Immersive Programs
Book Subtitle
Practices for Culturally Sustaining Classrooms
Editors
  • Daniela Martin
  • Elizabeth Smolcic
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24788-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24788-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24787-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 321
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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