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November 26, 2012 | 12:16 pm
The role of teachers in fostering global competence is critical, yet many teachers have not themselves developed this competence.  As the Longview Foundation described, ”The critical role of teachers in internationalizing P-12 education has never been clearer, yet today’s educators rarely begin their careers with the deep knowledge and robust skills necessary to bring the world into their classrooms.” While the tremendous influence of globalization, the interconnectedness of world economies, and the importance of intercultural communication have been clear for some time, too little attention has been given to the question of how to make teacher preparation programs more reflective of international dimensions and – concomitantly – how to ensure that we have more internationally competent teachers.  The purpose of this section is to share ideas and strategies that can help institutions and individuals to approach the challenge of internationalization more effectively and efficiently.... read more