Interculturality in Teacher Education

This international conference aims to map out current approaches to interculturality in teacher education and training around the world. The notion of interculturality is often said to have been central in teacher education and training in Europe and other parts of the world over the past 30 years. It is mostly through the concept of intercultural competence that interculturality has been constructed and problematized for both (student) teachers and students. Many other labels have been used as companions or competitors by decision-makers, educators, teacher educators and researchers. These approaches can differ and/or share similarities in terms of ideology, method, practice, theoretical frameworks, and ethical considerations. There is no global agreement on the meanings of interculturality in teacher education and training, although some principles might be common across national borders.

Karlstad Universitetet, Karlstad, Ruotsi