Early childhood educators' intercultural competence: A multiple case study through the lens of self-authorship

Mascadri, Julia A (2016) Early childhood educators' intercultural competence: A multiple case study through the lens of self-authorship. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The significance of intercultural competence is well documented in educational contexts; however, very few studies have focused on early childhood educators. This multiple case study explored early childhood educators’ intercultural competence through the lens of self-authorship. Self-authorship theory provided a framework to examine the interconnections between the elements of educators’ intercultural competence and their beliefs about knowledge, identity, and relationships with others. Findings indicated the importance of internal meaning making, as part of a self-authored identity, and the need for educators to critically reflect on how their intercultural beliefs align with their teaching practices for children from diverse backgrounds.

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ID Code: 95940
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Lunn, Joanne, Walker, Susan, & Alford, Jennifer
Keywords: cultural diversity, cultural identity, early childhood education, intercultural competence, multiple case study, personal epistemology, self-authorship, teacher beliefs, calibration, kindergarten
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2016 00:14
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 00:14

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