Title: 'New professionalism' of the teacher and education towards interculturalism

Authors: Ewa Ogrodzka-Mazur; Anna Gajdzica

Addresses: Faculty of Ethnology and Educational Science, Institute of Education, University of Silesia ul. Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland ' Faculty of Ethnology and Educational Science, Institute of Education, University of Silesia ul. Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland

Abstract: In the undertaken considerations, which explore the issues of preparing teachers for intercultural education, theoretical conceptualisation, referring to Julian Elliot's concept of 'new professionalism', has been applied. Its essence consists in a reflective approach and examining teachers' own practice. The conducted analyses and interpretations allowed for outlining real professional preparation of teachers in the context of needs, tasks and demands of intercultural education. In accordance with Elliot's model of teacher's professional practice, four elements were taken into account in the outline: the context, properties of the professional role, and the character of both professional competence and professional knowledge.

Keywords: pedeutology; teacher training; intercultural education; professional competence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.074236

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2015 Vol.25 No.4, pp.487 - 497

Received: 20 Mar 2015
Accepted: 27 Mar 2015

Published online: 18 Jan 2016 *

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