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Visual and Performing Arts

February 28, 2013 | 12:34 pm
Internationalization efforts in colleges of education can often be the result of internationalization at the campus level - either in cooporation of or as a directive from a president or provost who understands the importance of the process.  The Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement at the American Council on Education has been supporting campus-wide internationalization efforts for over a decade.  The Center offers an Internationalization Laboratory where campuses are guided through a two year process to help identify an internationalization team, poinpoint current internationalization efforts, and develop a strategic plan.  It also offers an Institute for Leading Internationalization for senior campus leaders responsible for internationalization.Several institutions have taken a campus-wide approach to internationalization.  Miami University in Oxford, Ohio restructured its general education requirements and instituted the “Global Miami Plan” that requires all... read more
February 28, 2013 | 11:41 am
Going Global, the Asia Society’s handbook to help schools internationalize their programs, outlines key concepts to guide integration of global perspectives into visual and performing arts classes. Teachers can use arts classes to:introduce the history and culture of the world’s regions;honor the cultures students bring to school;examine the functions of art in society; andbuild connections with artists and cultural institutions. Visual and performing arts methods courses can help prospective teachers incorporate these concepts in their teaching by learning about the variety of artistic expression of cultures around the world.Museums and cultural performances in the community can provide resources to bring global perspectives to the classroom. Many now extend their reach by making their resources available online. At Indiana University’s Department of Art Education, Associate Professor Elizabeth Vallance incorporates the university’s art museum in her teaching, instructing students on... read more
November 26, 2012 | 12:15 pm
Here is a quick summary of elements to consider when internationalizing teacher preparation programs.  This section of the website explores many different aspects of internationalization in teacher preparation.When revising teacher preparation programs, ensure that:General education coursework helps each prospective teachers develop deep knowledge of at least one world region, culture, or global issue, and facility in one language in addition to English. Professional education courses teach the pedagogical skills to enable future teachers to teach the global dimensions of their subject matter. GTE offers information by subject, including English language arts, mathematics, physical education and health, science, social studies, and visual and performing arts.International and domestic field experiences support the development of pre-service teachers’ global perspectives. There are incentives, not barriers, to faculty at all levels engaging in this work. All work aligns to the global... read more