Diversity as the new normal and persistent constructions of the immigrant other – Discourses on multicultural education among teacher educators

Ida Hummelstedt, Gunilla Holm, Fritjof Sahlström, Harriet Zilliacus

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the role of social justice in multicultural education taught in teacher education. The study investigated discourses on multicultural education among Finnish teacher educators, and the subject positions constructed in them. Discourse theory analysis revealed six discourses on multicultural education, ranging from conservative to liberal and critical, with liberal discourses having the most articulations. Although Finnish teacher education has taken steps towards social justice, the results also highlight racialisation and the subject position of the immigrant Other as themes that need to be challenged to prevent the reproduction of inequalities in teacher education.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103510
Number of pages10
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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