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Educating Teachers for Diversity

Meeting the Challenge

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This publication summarises key research findings which can be used to redesign initial and continuing teacher education to help practitioners effectively teach diverse students. It looks at challenges teachers face in OECD countries and presents a range of policies and practices used in various contexts, from countries with long histories of diversity to those with more recent experiences. The key role of evaluation – of teachers, schools and systems – is emphasised. Educating Teachers for Diversity: Meeting the Challenge asks how these insights can inspire continuing educational reform for our changing classrooms, with a special focus on key questions for research, policy and practice.

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Acknowledgements

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

The analytical phase of this project, spanning from December 2007 to September 2009, would not have been possible without the support of the hosts of the expert meetings in Brussels, Belgium (Ministry of Education, Flemish Community) and Genoa, Italy (Regione Liguria, Centro Studi MEDI ). We wish to acknowledge the contribution of the following individuals in organising the meetings from the host side: Gaby Hostens (Belgium), Luiza Ribolzi, Massimiliano Costa, Maurizio Ambrosini, Andrea Torre and Andrea Ravecca (Italy).

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