Dr. Vivian M. Covington<br />Dr. Carolyn C. Ledford<br />East Carolina University<br />Developing a Global Perspective in ...
<ul><li>A public research one university with over 28,000 students
Began as a teacher preparation college and continues to have a strong focus on teacher education</li></ul>East Carolina Un...
<ul><li>ECU’s Teacher Education programs have produced a higher number of employees in NC schools that any other institution.
College of Education is striving to address national and state accreditation standards on diversity, infusion of internati...
<ul><li>2009-2010 school year
Almost  22,342 students in Pitt County Schools
Top 3 languages spoken
Spanish, Arabic, and Japanese</li></ul>Public Schools in Pitt County<br />
English Language Learner in Pitt County Schools by Native Language Based on October 1, 2010 Headcount<br />ELLs by Native ...
<ul><li>Urgency is added by the fact that as the teacher population remains relatively white and middle class, the student...
RevisionedTeacherEducation
SACS – ECU Global Goal
NCATE Standard 4
NCSDPI – 21st Century Schools and Students
New NC Teacher Rubric Standards 2 and 4
New Scholl leaders Rubric Standards 3 and 4</li></ul>Impetus for Change<br />
<ul><li>Study of cultures
International issues
Responsible citizenship in our interdependent world
Effective cross-cultural communication (NC and the World, September, 2006)</li></ul>In order to attain a world view, teach...
<ul><li>Multiple perspectives
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  1. 1. Dr. Vivian M. Covington<br />Dr. Carolyn C. Ledford<br />East Carolina University<br />Developing a Global Perspective in Teacher Education<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>A public research one university with over 28,000 students
  3. 3. Began as a teacher preparation college and continues to have a strong focus on teacher education</li></ul>East Carolina University<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>ECU’s Teacher Education programs have produced a higher number of employees in NC schools that any other institution.
  5. 5. College of Education is striving to address national and state accreditation standards on diversity, infusion of international topics/themes.</li></ul>ECU Facts<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>2009-2010 school year
  7. 7. Almost 22,342 students in Pitt County Schools
  8. 8. Top 3 languages spoken
  9. 9. Spanish, Arabic, and Japanese</li></ul>Public Schools in Pitt County<br />
  10. 10. English Language Learner in Pitt County Schools by Native Language Based on October 1, 2010 Headcount<br />ELLs by Native Language<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Urgency is added by the fact that as the teacher population remains relatively white and middle class, the student population in our state continues to change rapidly.
  12. 12. RevisionedTeacherEducation
  13. 13. SACS – ECU Global Goal
  14. 14. NCATE Standard 4
  15. 15. NCSDPI – 21st Century Schools and Students
  16. 16. New NC Teacher Rubric Standards 2 and 4
  17. 17. New Scholl leaders Rubric Standards 3 and 4</li></ul>Impetus for Change<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li>Study of cultures
  19. 19. International issues
  20. 20. Responsible citizenship in our interdependent world
  21. 21. Effective cross-cultural communication (NC and the World, September, 2006)</li></ul>In order to attain a world view, teachers must include…<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Multiple perspectives
  23. 23. Comprehension and appreciation of cultures
  24. 24. Knowledge of global issues
  25. 25. The world as interrelated systems(Alger, 1986; Anderson, 1994; Merryfield, 1997; Tye, 1999)</li></ul>Congruent Elements found in various conceptualizations include: <br />
  26. 26. ECU’s multi-prong approach to infusing international education into teacher preparation focuses on…<br /><ul><li>Academic advising
  27. 27. Curriculum development
  28. 28. Collaborative partnerships
  29. 29. Study abroad
  30. 30. Professional development</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>System of academic advising centers throughout the university
  31. 31. Students are acquainted with study abroad options and benefits during freshman orientation. </li></ul>Academic Advising<br />
  32. 32. <ul><li>University of North Carolina board of governors’ long range plan 2004-2009
  33. 33. Goal 5-Internationalization- Promote an international perspective throughout the University community to prepare citizens to become leaders in a multi-ethnic and global society. </li></ul>Curriculum Development<br />
  34. 34. <ul><li>The north Carolina state board of education adopted five goals to address Future ready students for the 21st century schools:
  35. 35. Two of the goals directly address the need to internationalize teacher education programs to prepare education professions who are competent and comfortable teaching these skills.</li></ul>Curriculum Development<br />
  36. 36. <ul><li>Goal 1: Nc public schools will produce globally competitive students.
  37. 37. Goal 2: nc public schools will be led by 21st century professionals.</li></ul>North Carolina’s Future Ready Students for the 21st Century<br />
  38. 38. <ul><li>Curriculum modules on global understanding
  39. 39. NC Teaching Fellows pilot
  40. 40. World newspapers (global issues)
  41. 41. Arts and Sciences faculty
  42. 42. curriculum revision efforts
  43. 43. New EDUC 3002 Course – fall 2010, required core course
  44. 44. Global classroom courses</li></ul>Curriculum Strategies<br />
  45. 45. <ul><li>The courses are designed to host synchronous and asynchronous online activities and to collaborate on common issues between university classes in 19 countries.
  46. 46. There are 9 sections with 144 Ecu students paired with students from 19 countries and 25 institutions.</li></ul>Global Classroom Collaboration<br />
  47. 47. <ul><li>ECU has maintained partnerships with hiroshima university in japan for over 20 years.
  48. 48. In july 2006, three Japanese universities signed an exchange agreement with three north Carolina universities. </li></ul>Collaborative Partnerships<br />
  49. 49. <ul><li>Curriculum modules on global understanding
  50. 50. NC Teaching Fellows pilot
  51. 51. World newspapers (global issues)
  52. 52. Arts and Sciences faculty
  53. 53. curriculum revision efforts
  54. 54. Global classroom courses</li></ul>Curriculum Strategies<br />
  55. 55. <ul><li>Students taking part in ecu study abroad totaled 19 for two semesters and 56 for one semester.
  56. 56. Students participating in summer study abroad 280.
  57. 57. These efforts do not meet the needs of our education system in north Carolina.</li></ul>Study Abroad 2009-2010<br />
  58. 58. <ul><li>Ecuand the college of education seek to advise high quality students to study abroad through:
  59. 59. University academic advisors
  60. 60. Faculty
  61. 61. Student Organizations
  62. 62. Broadening World View Through Curriculum</li></ul>Study Abroad<br />
  63. 63. <ul><li>Students MAY INTERN ABROAD WITH APPROVAL OF THE Office of Teacher education. Issues arise with licensed teachers and meeting accreditation standards for internship
  64. 64. The internship abroad has been limited to military spouses or family members teaching in Department Of Defense Schools.</li></ul>Internship Abroad<br />
  65. 65. <ul><li>Faculty provided global education information and strategies for clinical teachers and interns through the following opportunities:
  66. 66. Clinical teachers and interns collaborated to study international economic interdependence.
  67. 67. International students hosted interns and clinical teachers on a virtual field trip of their home countries.
  68. 68. The ECU Clinical Teacher Conference focused on global understanding.</li></ul>Professional Development<br />
  69. 69. <ul><li>Examine their own perspectives
  70. 70. Experience people and cultures different from their own through meaningful interactions
  71. 71. Gain knowledge of economic interdependence
  72. 72. To commit to being global educators in their own classrooms</li></ul>Our goal is to create a curriculum that causes student to…<br />
  73. 73. <ul><li>Our institution is in the center of a very rural region with an agricultural base.
  74. 74. Many are first generation college students with limited experiences beyond their hometowns.
  75. 75. The shortage of teachers in rural communities is a critical issue.</li></ul>Challenges for the Future<br />

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