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Internationalization of Teacher Education at George Mason University

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Internationalization of Teacher Education at George Mason University

  1. 1. Caitlin Haugen Global Teacher Education George Mason University American University Global Education for Teachers Collaborative October 5, 2013
  2. 2. FOUR TRENDS MOVING US TO A MORE GLOBALIZED SOCIETY 1. Economic 2. Science and technology 3. Security 4. Changing demographics Source: Stewart, V. (2007). Becoming Citizens of the World. Educational Leadership, 7 (64) p. 8-14.
  3. 3. OUR GRADUATES NEED TO BE ABLE TO… • Sell to the world. • Buy from the world. • Work for international companies. • Manage employees from other cultures and countries. • Collaborate with people all over the world in joint ventures. • Tackle global problems, such as AIDS, avian flu, pollution, and disaster recovery. Source: Stewart, V. (2007). Becoming Citizens of the World. Educational Leadership, 7 (64) p. 8-14.
  4. 4. CONCEPTUALIZING “INTERNATIONALIZATION” With a partner, finish these statements: • Internationalization is…. • Internationalization is not… (In the context of teacher education).
  5. 5. CONCEPTUALIZING “INTERNATIONALIZATION” I N T E R N A T I O N A L I Z A T I O N I S N O T … • “Lone” faculty • “Token” global course(s) • Single experiences • Multicultural education • Done in isolation • Focus on knowledge I N T E R N A T I O N A L I Z A T I O N I S … • Entire CoE – mission, strategic plan • Infused throughout curriculum • Students to deans • Maximizes partnerships • Goal of developing internationally minded educators expected to apply that knowledge to their teaching Sources: Cordeiro, P. (2004). International Learning as Liberal Education: A Call for Internationalizing Teacher Education. A paper presented at the International Council on Education for Teacing (ICET). Hong Kong. Olmedo, I. & Harbon, L. (2010). Broadening our sights: Internationalizing teacher education for a global arena. Teaching Education, 1 (21) 75-88. Shaklee, B. D. & Baily, S. (2012). Introduction: A Framework for Internationalizing Teacher Preparation. In Internationalizing Teacher Education in the United States, S. D. Shaklee and S. Baily (eds), p. 1 – 11.
  6. 6. ABOUT: MISSION A B O U T M I S S I O N To ensure that U.S. teachers are properly trained to prepare our young people to cope and thrive in a globally-connected world. By partnering with colleges of education and professional bodies in the education and teacher preparation spaces, GTE will support the internationalization of teacher preparation programs by connecting professionals, as well as advancing and disseminating research and best practices. Online community to support internationalization of colleges of education, especially teacher preparation programs.
  7. 7. “DISSEMINATING RESEARCH AND BEST PRACTICES.” Theoretical lenses  Global competence  Internationalization Examines how international dimension is infused into teaching, learning, and research. Practice: Six case studies S T R A T E G I E S A N D M E T H O D S Overarching themes  What are others doing?  How can I do this? Faculty and staff Methods courses Student experiences Systemic change T H E O R Y A N D P R A C T I C E
  8. 8. Miami University (Ohio) “Leaders Matter”  Align with strategic plan  Faculty incentives Appalachian State University “Entrepreneurial Approach”  Internationalize coursework  Student teaching abroad  Global/local partnerships Michigan State University “Campus Culture”  Student requirement  Faculty culture  Global Educators Cohort University of Maryland “Location, Leadership, Liaising”  Small beginnings  GATE Fellows  Colloquia/Policy Summit UNC Charlotte “Partnering to Bolster Experiences”  Emphasize global experiences  Partnerships  Enrich Experiences  Resource Sharing Indiana University “Tradition, Culture, Leadership”  Campus wide foundation  Funding priority  Global Gateway for Teachers WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED…NO “ONE SIZE”
  9. 9. AVENUES TAKEN… P A S T / P R E S E N T Others  ACE/CIGE  AACTE  NAFSA (LinkedIn)  CADREI  COEs, Scholars GTE  Site, advisory committees What else? F U T U R E Others  ATE  CIES GTE  Steering committee  New content  Fellowship  Community What do we need?
  10. 10. RESEARCH TRENDS • Models for measuring global competence • Conceptualizations of global competence • Effects on teachers • Impact • Retention • Classroom practice • Evidence • Pre-service to in-service • Classroom practices
  11. 11. ELEMENTS OF INTERNATIONALIZATION • Conceptualization • Acquire Global Content • Cross-Cultural Experiences • Pedagogy for Global Perspectives Source: Merryfield, M. M. (1997). A Framework for Teacher Education in Global Perspectives. In Preparing Teachers to Teach Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Teacher Educators, M. M.Merryfield, E. Jarchow & S. Pickert (eds) p. 1 – 24.
  12. 12. RESOURCES FOR GLOBALIZING COURSEWORK GTE’s Instructional Methods section NAFSA’s Resource Page • Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education • Merry Merryfield’s presentation from the 2010 colloquium (handout included). Teacher Education Goes Global Preparing Teachers to Teach Global Perspectives (book) Teacher Preparation for a Global Age Asia Society’s Education resources
  13. 13. REFERENCES Cordeiro, P. (2004). International Learning as Liberal Education: A Call for Internationalizing Teacher Education. A paper presented at the International Council on Education for Teacing (ICET). Merryfield, M. M. (1997). A Framework for Teacher Education in Global Perspectives. In Preparing Teachers to Teach Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Teacher Educators, M. M.Merryfield, E. Jarchow & S. Pickert (eds) p. 1 – 24. Olmedo, I. & Harbon, L. (2010). Broadening our sights: Internationalizing teacher education for a global arena. Teaching Education, 1 (21) 75-88. Shaklee, B. D. & Baily, S. (2012). Introduction: A Framework for Internationalizing Teacher Preparation. In Internationalizing Teacher Education in the United States, S. D. Shaklee and S. Baily (eds), p. 1 – 11. Stewart, V. (2007). Becoming Citizens of the World. Educational Leadership, 7 (64) p. 8-14.
  14. 14. chaugen@globalteachereducation. org

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