Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

Multicultural Perspectives in Teacher Development

Multicultural Perspectives in Teacher Development

Multicultural perspectives in teacher development

Autobiographical Introduction

It has been twelve years since I began my faculty position in the Centre for Teacher Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/ University of Toronto (OISE/UT), and my teaching and research spaces have been filled with a myriad of issues focusing on language, culture, and identity in educational contexts. I acknowledge my own linguistic and cultural life history as a child of Polish and Jewish refugees of the Holocaust, growing up in the Montréal of the 1950s and 1960s. This legacy has provided a significant guiding motif in my professional life. Emotionally, I will forever be wounded in the face of the stark realities of my life history. I have always searched ...

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