Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity

Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling

Issues for Research and Practice

Editors: Florian, Lani, Pantić, Nataša (Eds.)

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  • Presents a conceptualisation of teacher agency for inclusion and social justice
  • Considers challenges in how teachers are prepared to address issues of difference and diversity
  • Promotes a broad rights-based concept of inclusive education that can respond to challenges of the changing demographics of 21st century schooling
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The book takes as its premise the argument that diverse learner groups are a fact of demographic change that should be considered foundational in the preparation of teachers rather than be problematized as a challenge. It promotes the idea of teacher education for inclusive education based on a consideration of what it means to educate all children together. Divided into four parts, the book considers key issues for teacher education, teacher agency, teacher education for diversity, and a research agenda for the future.

In today’s world, the demographic profile of students in schools is more complex than ever before, and the increasing cultural, linguistic and developmental diversity of today’s classrooms, along with the pressure to achieve high academic standards for everybody has significant implications for how classroom teachers should be prepared to meet these demands. This book advances a new understanding of inclusive education that addresses the limitations inherent in current approaches that problematize differences between learner groups by promoting a view of difference as an aspect of human individuality. It considers the implications of the research evidence underpinning teacher education for diversity and makes suggestions for future research in the field.



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“Once again Professor Florian has brought a group of key researchers in our field to the table to press the inclusive education forward. "The idea that all learners are unique individuals and differences are to be expected as an ordinary aspect of human development" drives this collection to demonstrate the lesson for teacher educators in new times, new demographies. Teachers cannot be allowed to consider student diversity as an addition to the job specification. This text affirms this throughout by giving neophyte and mature teachers new ideas and tools to place in their satchels.” (Professor Roger Slee, School of Education, University of South Australia)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling
Book Subtitle
Issues for Research and Practice
Editors
  • Lani Florian
  • Nataša Pantić
Series Title
Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54389-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54389-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54388-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85382-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 241
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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