Cultural Globalization and Teacher Education: A Local Perspective
To examine the nature of cultural globalization and its effects as experienced and confronted in a teacher education programme that is located in Auckland.
Through interviews, the students examine the importance of their educational environment and acknowledge the wealth of resources they have found within their pre-service group in preparing them for teaching careers in which cultural identity and intercultural awareness will be central. Their interpretations of their interactions and activities enable the exploration of how this occurs, as cultural dynamics are played out on a daily basis often at a conscious level in a multicultural context where relations among indigenous, colonizer and migrant populations interconnect.
Stephenson, M., Anderson, H., Rio, N., & Millward, P. (2009). Investigating location effects in a multicultural teacher education programme. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(1), 87-99.
Stephenson, M., Rio, N., Anderson, H., & Millward, P. (2008). Cultural globalization and teacher education: A local perspective. Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education, 2(1), 44-63.