Informing preservice teacher education pedagogies through in-service professional development on cultural diversity in Turkey
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CitationMcKeown, J. (August 22, 2015). Informing Preservice Teacher Education Pedagogies through In-Service Professional Development on Cultural Diversity in Turkey. 161-177.
With shifting student demographics in Turkey, which will include many more international higher education students, together with increasing refugee migration to the country, professional development intended to assist teachers to move toward intercultural competency is becoming increasingly important. In this chapter, local in-service teacher educator initiatives and associated cultural adaptation facilitation tools are explored as a means to find ways to build cultural dialogue in the Turkish higher education environment, and, practically, for teachers in the field. While this chapter draws on an in-service teacher education case, much of what is presented is applicable to preservice settings as well. The chapter concludes with a look at changes in Turkish higher education, particularly in the facilitation of cultural convergence transferable to different educational environments and their applicability to international situations.