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Preparing Teachers To Teach About The World

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  • 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. 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. Teacher Preparation for the Global Age The Imperative for Change •Scan of the field •Promising strategies •Recommendations
  • 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. Internationalizing a College of Education: The Case of the GATE FELLOWS Program Why, What, How? Jim Greenberg University of Maryland
  • 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. What  Successful internationalization requires support on several dimensions, including:  Leadership  Infrastructure  Faculty development… and buy-in  Curriculum and climate change  Resources
  • 8. How  THE GATE FELLOWS  Professional Community  Advocacy Core  Learning -- from each other and outside  Curriculum Transformation  State Leadership

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