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In Ecocritical Perspectives in Teacher Education, the editors share a collection of chapters from diverse critical scholars in teacher education.

Teachers, and their students, are faced with demands that require teacher educators to work toward better preparing them to teach in a changed world—a world where diversity, human rights, sustainability, and democracy must be paramount. This text calls together teacher educators that addresses the complex ways that social and environmental injustices—like racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and speciesism—weave together to produce dangerous conditions for all life. The volume shares with readers a glimpse into alternatives possible for teaching that is situational, local, and in support of social justice and sustainability.

Contributors are: Marissa E. Bellino, Melissa Bradford, Greer Burroughs, Nataly Chesky, Brandon Edwards-Schuth, Alison Happel-Parkins, Kevin Holohan, Agnes C. Krynski, John Lupinacci, Emilia Maertens, Rebecca Martusewicz, Emma McMain, Michio Okamura, Clayton Pierce, Meneka Repka, Graham B. Slater, Silvia Patricia Solís, JT Torres, Rita Turner, Robert G. Unzueta and Mark Wolfmeyer.
Volume Editor: Tasos Barkatsas
In this book, 30 international academics explore the concepts of gifted, talented, creative and dissimilar learners as they apply in both school and tertiary education. Problem-based learning, alternative educational settings and meaningful feedback for gifted, talented and high potential learners, teachers’ views on creative pedagogies, learning analytics for dissimilar learners, emaking for learners with an intellectual disability, capabilities-led programs, learner agency and inclusive practices in mathematics education, form a unique nexus of theory, research and approaches being presented by the authors.

These chapters and the totality of this book represent efforts to get a glimpse into the future of the education of the gifted, talented, creative and dissimilar learners. If nothing else, this book underlines the value of powerful approaches and tools for educating 21st-century school learners as well as tertiary learners in the context of rapidly evolving global educational reforms.

Contributors are: Fatma Nur Aktaş, Tasos Barkatsas, Damian Blake, Antonios Bouras, Grant Cooper, Yuksel Dede, Kirsten Ellis, Zara Erzoslu, Aleryk Fricker, Vasilis Gialamas, Andrew Gilbert, Wendy Goff, Anne K. Horak, Gasangusein I. Ibragimov, Jennifer Jolly, Aliya A. Kalimullina, Gillian Kidman, Sandra McKechnie, Tricia McLaughlin, Konstantinos Lavidas, Huk-Yuen LAW, Juanjo Mena, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Angela Rogers, Aimé Sacrez, Rachel Sheffield, Stefan Schutt, Hazel Tan, Kok-Sing Tang, Roza A. Valeeva and Wanty Widjaja.
Editors: Andrew Hall and Leighanne Yuh
Education, the production of knowledge, identity formation, and ideological hegemony are inextricably linked in early modern and modern Korea. This study examines the production and consumption of knowledge by a multitude of actors and across languages, texts, and disciplines to analyze the formulation, contestation, and negotiation of knowledge. The production and dissemination of knowledge become sites for contestation and struggle—sometimes overlapping, at other times competing—resulting in a shift from a focus on state power and its control over knowledge and discourse to an analysis of local processes of knowledge production and the roles local actors play in them. Contributors are Daniel Pieper, W. Scott Wells, Yong-Jin Hahn, Furukawa Noriko, Lim Sang Seok, Kokubu Mari, Mark Caprio, Deborah Solomon, and Yoonmi Lee.
Author: Augie Fleras
The politics of racism have returned with a bang. What was once a whisper is now a roar in the wake of public outrage over charges of police racism that claimed the lives of racialized minorities and Indigenous peoples. Yet confusion and uncertainty unsettle the challenge of clarifying the nature and scope of racism in general, systemic racism in particular, resulting in a glaring disconnect between public perceptions and lived experiences. Reckoning with Racism is themed around the prospect of problematizing the idea of racism as articulated, understood, and debated in response to new realities, emergent demands, and contested dynamics. A profoundly new racism world is evolving, one so fundamentally different from the iterations of the past, as to trigger a foundational shift in reconceptualizing how see, think and talk about and act on racism. Changing the conversation on racism must also acknowledge its uncanny knack of reinventing itself, while intersecting with other axes of identity and differentiation to amplify the inequalities of exclusion.
Volume 1: Interactive, Contrastive, and Cultural Representational Approaches
How do you react to an intercultural situation that you do not understand? There are four options. You wait until it’s over. You adjust your behavior and “do as the natives do.” You blame the other as strange and stupid. Or you start to wonder by thinking about yourself and the other(s). This last option is called a Rich Point. This book provides an overview of research into intercultural communication. It is not a handbook, but offers nine studies that illustrate the reflection process from different scholarly perspectives. The approaches in this volume are the interaction approach, contrastive approach and cultural representational approach.
Volume 2 offers nine additional chapters exemplifying the multilingualism approach and transfer approach including research into intercultural competences. Together, the chapters illustrate the essence of the essentialism and non-essentialism debate regarding diversity and inclusion.
Volume 2: Multilingual and Intercultural Competences Approaches
How do you react to an intercultural situation that you do not understand? There are four options. You wait until it's over. You adjust your behavior and “do as the natives do.” You blame the other as strange and stupid. Or you start to wonder by thinking about yourself and the other(s). This last option is called a Rich Point. This book provides an overview of research into intercultural communication. It is not a handbook but offers nine studies that illustrate the reflection process from different scholarly perspectives. The approaches in this volume are the multilingualism approach and transfer approach including research into intercultural competences. Volume 1 offers nine additional chapters exemplifying the interaction approach, contrastive approach, and cultural representational approach. Together, the chapters illustrate the essence of the essentialism and non-essentialism debate regarding diversity and inclusion.