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.


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.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

87 since deposited on 21 Jun 2016
87 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

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

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page