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February 28, 2013 | 11:47 am
Colleges of education are finding ways to provide a growing number of pre-service teachers with opportunities to spend time abroad - despite time and resource limitations and state certification requirements.  Ken Cushner and Jennifer Mahon (2002) argue that "Conditions in the world today demand that teachers have increased internatioal knowledge and experience that they can transmit to the students in their charge.  Developing the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve such objectives requires significant immersion experiences in cultures other than one's own" (p. 44).Advising students about these opportunities early in their undergraduate education, even during the college application process, increases the likelihood they will be able to fit them into a tight schedule. Admissions recruiters explicitly market the fact that students can fulfill their student teaching requirements overseas, so they come into the program knowing this and can plan accordingly.Enhancing student... read more