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Developing intercultural teachers : the Mumbai Global Experience Project

conference contribution
posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Richard Johnson
Interculturalism is a major theme that needs to inform the teaching and learning of all subjects in teacher education courses. Moreover, the practicum is an area where there needs to be more attention given to developing the attributes of an intercultural teacher.
In 2008 I took a group of thirteen teacher education students on a three-week practicum to Mumbai, India. This paper reports on that project with a research focus on the impact the international teaching experience had on developing understandings of and practice in the teaching attributes of an intercultural teacher. The research question for the project was: In what ways has the Mumbai Global Experience enabled the development of attributes of an intercultural teacher?
Students were interviewed by a research assistant before, during and after the practicum.
About halfway through the practicum the terrorist attack on Mumbai occurred. This had a significant impact on the practicum and is reported in the paper.

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Event

Australian Teacher Education Association Conference (37th : 2009 : Albury, Australia)

Pagination

1 - 10

Publisher

[The Association]

Location

Albury Convention and Performing Arts Centre, N.S.W.

Place of publication

[Albury, N.S.W.]

Start date

2009-06-28

End date

2009-07-01

ISBN-13

9780975232446

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

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2009, Australian Teacher Education Association

Title of proceedings

Teacher Education Crossing Borders : cultures, contexts, communities and curriculum

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