Interculturality in schools: practice and research

Robyn Moloney, Maria Lobytsyna, John De Nobile

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This book provides a comprehensive study of professional learning courses in intercultural settings, exploring how this impacts teachers and brings about change in classrooms, culture across schools as a whole, and children’s lives.

The authors argue that teachers and schools must raise the stakes globally in an intercultural practice grounded in educational equity and anti-racism. Identifying the attributes that make a difference in teacher intercultural learning and change through analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data, the study throws up marked tensions and contradictions between the desire to explore both an abstract personal concept and achieve practical outcomes in schools. As case studies of two primary schools dig deep into teachers’ lives, the book proposes a model of personal teacher interculturality which is constructed from the inside out. The potential of neglected spaces in schools for intercultural identity is also highlighted by images of new practice.

This book is a supportive resource for schools or educational institutions, in any global context, that are seeking a fresh approach to intercultural education and holistic change.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages183
ISBN (Electronic)9781003295280
ISBN (Print)9781032279787, 9781032280943
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameNew perspectives on teaching interculturality


  • Aboriginal Australians
  • teachers
  • multicultural education
  • culturally relevant pedagogy


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