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February 3, 2015 | 7:20 pm
Global Teacher Education works primarily with teacher education faculty in institutions of higher education to support our mission of developing the next generation of globally competent educators. Without teachers, however, our work is irrelevant, so we have provided this page as a resource to teachers who work to provide their students with a global perspective. Please also search our reference desk and reference section for additional resources and articles.Have a resource to share?  Contact us or upload it to the website (this requires registration).Resources for Global EducatorsAsia Society Partnership for Global LearningAsia Society PGL offers myriad resources for educators, including performance outcomes and rubrics for integrating global competence into most subject areas and a comprehensive set of resources including lesson plans, essays, reports and books. Their report, Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage in the World, makes a strong case for... read more
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June 4, 2014 | 12:45 pm
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.  To recommend a reference, contact us, email us, or upload a reference to our site (you do not need to include an attachment or document, just a reference will suffice).Books and Book ChaptersAnzaldúa, Gloria E. (1987). Borderlands/La Frontera: The new metiza.  San Francisco, CA:  Spinters/Aunt Lute Books.Sen, Amartya. (1999). Development as freedom.  New York: Anchor Books.Cushner, Kenneth & Brennan, Sharon. (2007). Intercultural Student Teaching:  A Bridge to Global Competence.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Education.Goodwin, A. Lin & Oyler, Celia.  (2008).  "Teacher Educators at Gatekeepers:  Deciding who is ready to teach."  In Handbook of Research in Teacher Education:  Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts, third edition.  Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon; McIntyre, D. John.;... read more
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
March 13, 2014 | 9:13 am
A flyer about the Global Competence Certificate Program for educators, including application information.
June 7, 2013 | 1:07 pm
In a political and economic climate with competing priroties, administrators are often required to make a case for internationalization.  Through its Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE), the American Council on Education provides a wealth of information on internationalizing at the campus level, including on making a case for internationalization.  The Center provides variety of resources and examples, which can guide this work in colleges of education. Internationalization is an important priority for colleges of education in the US. Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World, a report produced by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning, argues that youth are called on “to live, compete, and collaborate in a new global scenario.” This includes “unprecedented global migration and the changing nature of neighborhoods, identities, and citizenship” and “the flattened global... read more
February 18, 2013 | 7:11 am
Teacher education programs are greatly enhanced and more relevant for today’s world when international and global dimensions are included in programming and curricular design and implementation. The definitions of an internationalized teacher education program can vary, but several basic ideas are advanced in research and literature. Jane Knight defines internationalization of university general education curriculum as "the process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimensions into the purpose, functions or delivery of post-secondary education."  This definition, whether applied to university-wide curriculum or specifically to teacher education, emphasizes the importance of "integration." Internationalization of teacher education is not an add-on, a frill, or an extra, according to a NAFSA report.  It is not a priority, competing against other educational outcomes.  It is integral to the fabric of a program and produces teachers who are globally competent and who... read more
February 18, 2013 | 7:07 am
Ask anyone what young people need to be successful in an increasingly interdependent world, and the answers are likely to be all over the proverbial map. Educators and policymakers alike have recently focused considerable attention on math and science, but that is not the concern here. This article uses the term “global competence” to describe a body of knowledge about world regions, cultures, and global issues (regardless of discipline), and the skills and dispositions to engage responsibly and effectively in a global environment.  There may be differences of emphasis; however, many educators agree that a globally competent student has:(1) Knowledge of and curiosity about the world’s history, geography, cultures, environmental and economic systems, and current international issues(2) Language and cross-cultural skills to communicate effectively with people from other countries, understand multiple perspectives, and use primary sources from around the globe(3) A commitment to ethical... read more