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Developing an Inquiry Stance in Diverse Teacher Candidates: A Self-Study by Four Culturally, Ethnically, and Linguistically Diverse Teacher Educators

Self-Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices

ISBN: 978-1-78754-538-0, eISBN: 978-1-78754-537-3

ISSN: 1479-3687

Publication date: 2 August 2018

Abstract

This chapter explores how four culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse colleagues use self-study methodologies and online journaling to systematically examine inquiry-based teaching and learning in international contexts. Respectively from the USA, Canada, Taiwan, and China, the main research question is, “How can we develop an inquiry stance in our similarly diverse teacher candidates?” For five months, they explore the question with one another in an interactive online journal. The analysis of their written journal reflections result in four main themes: (1) naming and framing inquiry and context, (2) perspectives on translating theory to practice, (3) common practices for developing inquiry stance, and (4) policy work. The chapter concludes with a list of recommendations for fostering inquiry-based teaching and learning with culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse teacher candidates. Self-study research methodologies, Philosophy for Children, and online journaling are also suggested as professional development models for diverse globalized teacher educators.

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Makaiau, A.S., Ragoonaden, K., Wang, J.C.-S. and Leng, L. (2018), "Developing an Inquiry Stance in Diverse Teacher Candidates: A Self-Study by Four Culturally, Ethnically, and Linguistically Diverse Teacher Educators", Self-Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices (Advances in Research on Teaching, Vol. 30), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 93-113. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-368720180000030009

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