All of the reports, articles, books, and other resources referenced on the Global Teacher Education Website can be found here. All references are listed alphabetically.
Michigan State University
Colleges of education around the country are partnering with non-profit organizations in unique ways to advance their internationalization goals. For example, World Savvy created a Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program in collaboration with Teachers College at Columbia University and Asia Society, available to classroom teachers across the United States.
Teacher candidates typically are required to take a course in the social foundations of education, which explores cultural, political, economic, technological, and other influences on the context of school. Such a course is an appropriate place to address the global forces at work and their impact on education today.
Recruiting permanent and visiting faculty members offers the opportunity to deeply connect faculty and students to global perspectives. Whether these professionals are tenure track or visitors, potential contributions to your campus and community are significant. Leadership and committees play an important role in ensuring that an aptitude for international perspectives is an integral part of any recruitment process.
Recruiting Internationally Minded Faculty
In the absence of campus-wide internationalization efforts, advisors are a critical link. can encourage students to choose internationally focused electives and other requirements. Advising about international options for undergraduate students is a major need in teacher education programs.
Some institutions and institutional collaborations are creating certificate programs that focus on building global knowledge, skills, and dispositions of future teachers. These programs also act as laboratories for materials and course development that benefit all teacher candidates.
Faculty and administrators often turn first to student teaching abroad when considering international experiences for pre-service teachers. Colleges of education, however, have other international options to consider for their students.
Study Abroad and Supplemental Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers