The Asset of Cultural Pluralism: An Account of Cross-cultural Learning in Pre-service Teacher Education

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Nova Science Publishers, 2007 - Education - 200 pages
Times of transition can be viewed as times of crisis -- epistemologically, morally and socially. They also can come to be seen as fortuitous junctures where the impossibility of preserving old patterns gives rise to a leap into new, productive configurations. In the teaching and learning situations presented here, it is assumed that such a leap is possible among members of a pluralist society. Diversity must work as an asset rather than a liability for minority as well as mainstream candidates. The curriculum needs to be inquiry-based and should be engaging emotionally and imaginatively, as well as intellectually.

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Carola Conle (Ph.D., University of Toronto) is Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE/UT. She has published two books and more than 20 articles in refereed journals, including the 2003 ER article ŤAnatomy of narrative curricula.

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