Mobile teachers, teacher identity and international schooling

Jill Blackmore, Ruth Arber, Athena Vongalis-Macrow

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Abstract

" Mobile Teachers, Teacher Identity and International Schooling focuses on the increased mobility of teachers and curriculum and what it means for the expansion of international schooling. In the early 21st century, educational institutions have been transformed by technological innovation and global interconnectivity. The demographic, ideological, economic and cultural flows that integrate local and global interconnections have consequences for the ways in which educational policy, theories and practice can be understood and take place locally. The everyday lives of practitioners, parents and students; the institutions in which they are educated and work; and the sociocultural and ideological contexts in which they work, are all consequently changing. The manifestation of these changes–as evident in the work and lives of teachers within specific cultural contexts and education systems; in their implications for educational theory and methodology; and their consequences for policy, programs, practice and research in education–are the focus of this book. This book explores the mobility of curriculum, pedagogies, ideas and people that represent and mediate the impact of Global uneven flows and movements through, in, and for school education, and the concepts and practices which frame that transformation. The particular focus of the book is on how these flows inform the ways individuals negotiate their identities, cultures and languages in different national and educational contexts. Education systems and the educational experiences offered by schools are being reconfigured due to multiple pressures.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Education
  • international students
  • mobility

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    Blackmore, J., Arber, R., & Vongalis-Macrow, A. (2015). Mobile teachers, teacher identity and international schooling. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.