Teacher education for the changing demographics of schooling: Inclusive education for each and every learner

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Abstract

The demographic profile of students in schools today is more complex than ever before. Schools are more diverse and multicultural in terms of ethnicity, language, religion and disability status. This chapter considers how reforms of teacher education in support of inclusive education can respond to the challenges associated with the changing demographic of schooling. A key consideration is the idea that all learners are unique individuals and differences are to be expected as an ordinary aspect of human development. Therefore, all teachers, not just some, should be prepared in ways that support a view of difference as to be expected within the remit of classroom teaching and the term inclusive education is used deliberately to signify diversity issues as a central imperative of practice rather than a secondary consideration to be dealt with separately.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling
Subtitle of host publicationIssues for Research and Practice
EditorsLani Florian, Natasa Pantic
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter2
Pages9-20
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319543895
ISBN (Print)9783319543888
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameInclusive Learning and Educational Equity
PublisherSpringer
Volume2

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