Reimagining teacher education for immigrant students in the context of global migration: Teacher educators’ perspectives

Akın Sabuncu S., McDevitt S. E., Lee C. C., Goodwin A. L.

Teaching and Teacher Education, vol.143, 2024 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tate.2024.104550
  • Journal Name: Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo
  • Keywords: Humanizing pedagogy, Immigrant students, Social justice, Teacher education, Teacher educators
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


Global migration presents a pressing need for teachers and teacher education to become responsive to the changing demographics of schools in many countries. Yet, teacher education has been slow in developing practices to prepare teachers to meet the needs of immigrant students. Using humanizing pedagogy as a lens, this study draws on interviews with 22 teacher educators from Türkiye, the United States, and Hong Kong to examine how they prepare teachers to teach immigrant students. Findings highlight: (1) personal and professional contexts; (2) professional practices; and (3) supports for/barriers to change. Implications for teacher educators and teachers are discussed.