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Intercultural Education and Teaching as Profession

Intercultural Teacher Education
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to analyse intercultural education and the teaching profession. We start by taking into account the main approaches to education quality and then we look at the international perspectives on intercultural education. The dimensions of cultural awareness, the impact of globalization and the professionalism of teachers will also be addressed. Moreover, we will focus on the identity and status of teachers. Finally, the course ends with the analysis of the future of the teaching profession.

Course Content

1. Educational contexts, structures and practices

2. Main approaches to education quality

3. International perspectives on intercultural education

4. Cultural awareness and expression

5. Globalization and intercultural education

6. Professionality of teachers

7. Teachers, equality and identities

8. Status of teachers

9. The future of the teaching profession


A. Reis Monteiro (auth.) - The Teaching Profession: Present and Future (2015, Springer International Publishing)

Cushner, K. (Ed.), (1998). International perspectives on intercultural education. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Fennes, H., & Hapgood, K. (1997). Intercultural learning in the classroom. London: Cassell.

Gundara, J.S. 2000. Interculturalism, education and inclusion. London: Paul Chapman.

MacBeath John - Future of Teaching Profession (2012)

Marie-Pierre Moreau (eds.) - Inequalities in the Teaching Profession: A Global Perspective (2014, Palgrave Macmillan UK)

Seelye, H. (1984). Teaching culture: Strategies for intercultural communication. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company