Preparing Teachers To Teach About The World

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Preparing Teachers To Teach About The World

  1. 1. Preparing Teachers to Teach about the World Merry Merryfield, Professor, The Ohio State University James Greenberg, Director, International Initiatives, College of Education, University of Maryland Betsy Devlin-Foltz, Executive Director, Longview Foundation
  2. 2. The Challenge: Teachers Need Global Expertise Knowledge of the international dimensions of their subject matter & a range of global issues Pedagogical skills to help students analyze primary sources from around the world, appreciate multiple points of view, recognize & address stereotyping Commitment to assisting students become responsible citizens of the world & their own communities
  3. 3. Teacher Preparation for the Global Age The Imperative for Change •Scan of the field •Promising strategies •Recommendations
  4. 4. Promising Strategies Create a globally oriented education culture lead, plan, recruit, reward, provide professional learning for faculty Deepen content knowledge gen ed, partner with Arts and Sciences (inc Title VI centers, community & cultural orgs Internationalize professional education courses (methods, foundations, child dev, ELL, ed tech) & fieldwork Provide international experiences at home, abroad, online Strengthen world language teacher education update methods, increase capacity to teach less commonly taught critical languages, and in early language, immersion, online
  5. 5. Internationalizing a College of Education: The Case of the GATE FELLOWS Program Why, What, How? Jim Greenberg University of Maryland
  6. 6. WHY?  In this day and age, why should we have to do something special to promote internationalization?  Why can’t we just make it happen?
  7. 7. What  Successful internationalization requires support on several dimensions, including:  Leadership  Infrastructure  Faculty development… and buy-in  Curriculum and climate change  Resources
  8. 8. How  THE GATE FELLOWS  Professional Community  Advocacy Core  Learning -- from each other and outside  Curriculum Transformation  State Leadership

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