International Education Journal


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Teachers and Teacher World-views

Karen Walker 
James Cook University



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This paper discusses the increasing imperative for teachers who work in cultural settings other than their own to develop an understanding of their own world-view and the impact their assumptions about teachers, school, students, family and so on have on their teaching practice. The brief narrative of one cultural world-view provides an example of the areas where tensions may arise for teaching practice for the unprepared teacher working in a setting outside their own cultural experience. 

world-view, teachers, international, students, reflective practioners


Walker, K. (2004) Teachers and Teacher World-views. International Education Journal, 5 (3), 433-438.

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