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November 3, 2014 | 9:50 am
By Sydney MerzInternationalizing Teacher Education for Social Justice: Theory, Research, and PracticeEdited by Suniti Sharma, JoAnn Phillion, Jubin Rahatzad, and Hannah L. SasserCharlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2014ISBN 978-1-62396-604-1 PB $45.99; HB, $85.99198 pagesThis edited book contains a preface, series forward, editorial introduction, 10 chapters, and final section that details information about the authors and editors. Internationalizing Teacher Education for Social Justice: Theory, Research, and Practice brings together multiple researchers in teacher education to intersect research dimensions of international and/or cross-cultural experiences, teacher education, and social justice, including some well-known scholars in these fields (such as Kenneth Cushner, Barbara Garii and Laura Stachowski).  Additionally, the editors house the work through the authors’ commitment of personal, passionate and participatory inquiry to create educational change.  This... read more
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April 30, 2014 | 4:31 pm
This webinar, presented by GTE member and Advisory Commitee contributor Kenneth Cushner, was a precursor to Mumbai Conference of the Alliance for International Education, 10-12 October 2014, in Mumbai, India.Continue the ConversationVisit the Discussion Forum and pose a question or participate in a discussion about this webinar. This webinar was made possible by:Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning - for donating the use of the webinar platform.Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding - for providing financial support.Alliance for International EducationGeorge Mason University College of Education and Human Development and the Center for International EducationGlobal Teacher Education
Posted by: Caitlin Haugen
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April 10, 2014 | 8:59 am
Discussion QuestionsClick links to participate in the dicussion (requires registration)1.  How have you incorporated global perspectives into your teaching in light of the CCSS?2.  How does the Common Core factor into your internationalization efforts? 
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April 10, 2014 | 8:46 am
Discussion QuestionsClick links to participate in the dicussion (requires registration)1.  What is the intercultural readiness of American educators?2.  How do you measure global competence in your teacher candidates?3.  In the presentation, Dr. Cushner noted, "Intercultural sensitivity is not natural..."  Do you agree or disagree?4.  What activities or readings do you use to develop intercultural competence in your teacher candidates?Visit our Discussion Forum to post additional questions and continue the conversation.GTE would like to thank: Kenneth Cushner, from Kent State University, for his engaging presentationJennifer Manise, from the Longview Foundation, for moderatingAsia Society Partnership for Global Learning for providing the webinar platform
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February 27, 2014 | 9:11 am
Each college of education has its own leadership style, way of doing business, and community of learners within their faculty.  Because of these hallmark personalities, legal and accreditation complexities, and historically ingrained approaches, cross-institution collaboration can be especially challenging. As with any project, formal partnerships of this kind require well-defined roles, respect for deadlines, agreement on a common approach for tackling the work, and even formal agreements such as memoranda of understanding. When done well, however, learning shared across institutions can be significant.Accross the country, different institutions are partnering to facilitate internationalization goals. Faculty collaborators from The University of Akron, Kent State University and Miami University, Ohio recently worked together for two years to build a fellowship program and to collaborate on a template for an undergraduate global education certificate. Global Learning Scholars from the... read more
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October 2, 2013 | 10:14 pm
This list stemmed from a presentation that I made at George Mason University on October 5, 2013 that I thought would be helpful.GTE’s Instructional Methods sectionNAFSA’s Resource Page, including the Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education. Merry Merryfield’s presentation from the 2010 colloquium (handout included) is particularly relevant.Teacher Education Goes GlobalPreparing Teachers to Teach Global Perspectives (book)Teacher Preparation for a Global AgeAsia Society’s Education resources 
Posted by: Caitlin Haugen
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July 10, 2013 | 3:54 pm
Internationalizing Teacher Education in the United StatesBeverly D. Shaklee and Supriya Baily (editors).Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012ISBN 978-1-4422-1248-0 (hbk): $66.50261 pagesby Jason C. FitzgeraldInternationalizing Teacher Education in the United States comprises an editorial introduction, eleven chapters and a concluding remarks section. A subject (but no author) index is provided.  It is organized by three sections, taking the reader from the theoretical framing of internationalizing teacher education to practical implications and applications of this work, concluding with a call for action by the first editor.  Its aim is to provide a framework by which teacher preparation programs can formalize their curricular commitments to internationalizing teacher education, helping “new teachers to have a strong foundation in order to ensure that the students they work with will be better prepared for an increasingly interdependent world” (p. 2).The book begins... read more
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March 12, 2013 | 11:54 am
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.Three Michigan State University National Resource Centers (Africa, Asia, and the Center for the Advanced Study of International Development/ Women in International Development) worked with the Department of Teacher Education to internationalize TE 250, “Human Diversity, Power, Opportunity, and Social Institutions" using specially allocated funds from their U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants This social foundations course is required of most pre-service teachers, and students may opt to focus on either global or urban education. Allocated funds were used for staff development to strengthen the international competency of doctoral student instructors, and to... read more
Posted by: Caitlin Haugen
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February 28, 2013 | 12:32 pm
Faculty development in colleges of education is a necessary step to develop a culture within the college that is supportive of  internationalization efforts.  In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Madeline Green stresses “I tell presidents, if they have any money at all for internationalization, faculty development is the place to put it."  Professional development is available at the national level.  NAFSA:  The Association of International Educators offers a Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education as part of its annual conference and faculty conversation webinars that provide faculty and deans with resources and support for their internationalization efforts.  Under the leadership of Betty Soppelsa, Deputy Executive Director for Conference Planning at NAFSA, these efforts bring together leaders in the field of internationalization of teacher preparation to share ideas, network, and develop partnerships in the US and abroad.Some universities offer... read more

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