An exploration of teachers' pedagogy and perceptions of their culturally diverse learners in Manitoba (Canada), Norway, and Iceland

Kristín Aðalsteinsdóttir, Guðmundur Engilbertsson, Ragnheiður Gunnbjörnsdóttir

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Abstract

Multiculturalism is the ideology that ascribes special value to communities comprising people of varied nationalities, cultural backgrounds and religious leanings. The challenges facing a multicultural society are familiar in Canada but relatively new to Scandinavia. The question arises, How do multicultural societies deal with challenges posed by their diversity? More particularly what are the multicultural teaching practices by which these societies seek to incorporate students into a unified yet diverse community which encourages the preservation of the ethnic, cultural and religious values. The object of the present research, conducted in Manitoba (Canada), Norway, and Iceland, was to examine selected teachers’ preparation for teaching culturally diverse learners, their ability to meet the individual needs of students, and their perceptions of how their culturally diverse learners adapt to a new cultural community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-103
Number of pages28
JournalScandinavian-Canadian studies
Volume17
Issue number0823-1796
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Other keywords

  • Multicultural teaching
  • Elementary school

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