Becoming an inclusive educator : applying Deleuze & Guattari to teacher education

McKay, Loraine, Carrington, Suzanne B., & Iyer, Radha (2014) Becoming an inclusive educator : applying Deleuze & Guattari to teacher education. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(3), pp. 178-196.

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New ways of thinking are required in teacher education to promote beginning teachers as change agents in education. Twenty years after the Salamanca Statement (UNESCO, 1994) that called for schools to provide equitable opportunities for all children, teaching practices in many classrooms are informed by the deficit view of learning. Beginning teachers need to be prepared to challenge the ideological influences that operate in schools. Deleuze and Guattari’s (1987) model of the rhizome is used to report one beginning teacher’s journey as she learnt to negotiate structural and personal obstacles to create an inclusive learning environment. Data from reflective diaries, semi-structured interviews and classroom observations highlight contextual and personal factors in one case study that contributed to the nonlinear, complex process of becoming an inclusive educator. The paper concludes by arguing the voice of beginning teachers is essential for the ongoing movement towards the creation of just, inclusive schools.

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ID Code: 74752
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Inclusive education, Deluze and Guattari, Preservice teachers, HERN
DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n3.10
ISSN: 1835-517X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 07 Aug 2014 23:39
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 16:45

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