Journal article

Place-based education and pre-service teachers: a case study from India

Paul Molyneux, Debra Tyler

International Journal of Inclusive Education | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014


Case studies of successful place-based education that involve international partnerships are rare. This article reports on an inclusive educational collaboration between pre-service teachers at an Australian university and primary and secondary school-aged children in a slum area of Delhi, India. Encouraged to undertake teaching that affirmed and extended the children’s existing linguistic and cultural knowledge, the six teacher candidates collaboratively planned and implemented exemplary programmes geared to the children’s interests and needs. This highly inclusive teaching and learning took various forms: a photographic project in the community, the collection of family portraits and stori..

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