Kari Bratland Abstract In urban classrooms, we find that immigrant children`s multilingual competence is not always recognised (Chumak-Horbatsch 2012). To explore whether this was the case in the multilingual nation of South Africa, I took photos in three first grade… Read More ›
Developing the Historical Literacy Skills of Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading and Writing: Group and Individual Responses to Instruction
Daniel Wissinger, Becky A Knickelbein, George Bieger Abstract This investigation examined the effectiveness of two instructional approaches for enhancing historical reading and writing outcomes among 39 students who were identified with specific learning disabilities or at-risk for academic failure. Students… Read More ›
A Preliminary Study of the Effects of a Cultural Immersion Program on Boosting Multicultural Teaching Competence
Yao Fu, Jiaxi Wang, George Bieger Abstract This mixed-methods study investigated the impact of the Philadelphia Urban Seminar on preservice teachers’ multicultural teaching competence. In the first phase, twenty-eight preservice teachers and ten teacher educators responded to the Program Evaluation… Read More ›
How Can a Focus on Teacher Well-being in Pre-service Training Promote the Resilience of Primary School Student Teachers?
Sissel Tove Olsen Abstract Norwegian teachers are facing increasing challenges with multi-lingualism and multi-culturalism in schools. In addition, Norway faces the challenge of addressing the need to retain novice teachers. In teacher education programmes there is little focus on teacher… Read More ›
Christian Nordahl Rolfsen, Bente Fønnebø Abstract The opportunities for exploration, playing and learning is essential for children in the kindergartens. Urban kindergartens have limited spaces available. This article discusses and analyzes various aspects of the possibility for change and development… Read More ›
Gerd Wikan, Jorgen Klein Abstract International practicum is potentially effective in preparing student teachers for work in a diverse classroom. The cultural shock they experience may catalyse a change in frames of reference, which in turn could lead to increased… Read More ›
Derya Sahin Asi, Damla Guzeldere Aydin, Sakire Ocak Karabay Abstract Teachers usually interact with their students in various ways including instruction. If there is a conflict occurs between child and teacher, teachers may have the tendency to use several strategies… Read More ›
Living in and learning within urban space. Inviting teacher students to exchange their city life experiences with words and drawing.
Samira Jamouchi Abstract Cities open themselves up to different ways of being explored, experienced, and expressed by the inhabitants. Newcomers and natives each bring unique perspectives on the cities they inhabit. This paper describes an arts-based research design I call… Read More ›