Journal Article

Agents of social change in education

Margaret Trotta Tuomi

in Community Development Journal

Published on behalf of Community Development Journal

Volume 40, issue 2, pages 205-211
Published in print April 2005 | ISSN: 0010-3802
Published online April 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-2656 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsi029
Agents of social change in education

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The impact of the arrival of refugees and other immigrants in areas previously considered culturally homogeneous has influenced the school community. It has created an awareness of new needs and stimulated the development in both pre- and in-service teacher training. The ability to adapt to societal transitions is a skill to be developed in teachers. Rather than working for the socialization of students into the status quo, schools can educate students to be proactive agents of social change. Volunteer educators have participated in workgroup consultations to create appealing and realistic training that captures teachers' and student teachers' interests and enhances the creation of diversity-positive learning environments. A two-pronged approach is needed that promotes the world citizenship education of all students and meets the life long needs of immigrants.

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Subjects: Development Studies ; Public Policy ; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science) ; Development Planning and Policy

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