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Atmaca, Çagla – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Education for sustainable development (ESD) guides and empowers educators to reshape their thinking style and move towards a sustainable future. It has attracted a lot of attention and been studied in different perspectives. However, contextual factors have not been studied in relation to sustainable development for teacher education. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Sustainable Development, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Silina-Jasjukevica, Gunta; Briška, Ilze – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
There is much research and educational practices at all levels of education on how to deal with promoting acceptance and understanding between different cultures. A cultural study forms an important part of shaping intercultural understanding. "The aim" of the research is to analyze an innovative way of incorporating cultural studies in…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Programs, Teacher Education Programs
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Cook, Kristin; Brown, Alan; Ballard, Genny – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Though work in the area of "photovoice" (in which students take photos to structure a dialogue that can serve to advance social action as the community responds to the participants' perspectives and locates them in solution-generation) has been conducted in science education research to focus on learner's experiences, little has been…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Desha L.; Edwards, Belinda; Kuhel, Karen A.; Lim, Woong – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Sustaining teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse schools has been a prominent issue for years. This qualitative study focused on the impact of an enhanced preparation program on the cultural dispositions of five pre-service mathematics teachers. It is postulated that if positive cultural dispositions are developed in teacher…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Valk, John; Tosun, Aybiçe – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Exploring one's worldview requires a journey into one's heart, soul and mind (Knowing Self). But Knowing Self requires Knowing Others, imperative in a global world. To what extent do schools prepare students for participation in that global world, especially when it comes to awareness of its worldview diversity, and no less its religious…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Knowledge Level, Attitudes
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Gedžune, Ginta – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Children's social exclusion in the classroom is a threat to the sustainability of education. Teachers should be sensitised to this issue, which raises important implications for teacher education. This paper reports on an action research study in the context of pre-service teacher education aimed at enriching prospective early childhood educators'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Isolation, Action Research, Preschool Teachers
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Gedžune, Inga; Gedžune, Ginta; Skrinda, Astrida; Micule, Ilona – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2011
This study relates the experience of educational action research with pre-service teachers aimed at exploring their views on ecological identity, which is considered the basis for a person's life activity, and its orientation towards inclusion in or exclusion from the global community of life. Through gradual opening of communicative space and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Futures (of Society)