ERIC Number: ED394968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Making Connections between Multicultural and Global Education: Teacher Educators and Teacher Education Programs.
Merryfield, Merry M., Ed.
This publication is the product of an ongoing study of how teacher educators in the United States and Canada are bridging the gap between multicultural and global education to prepare teachers for diversity, equity, and interconnectedness in the local community, the nation, and the world. The first part of the book is an essay that synthesizes data collected from 77 teacher educators to investigate how they were making connections between multicultural and global education and the advice these teacher educators have for others who may be looking for new programmatic approaches, pedagogies, or resources that can help in making such connections or in strengthening ongoing initiatives. The second part of the book is a collection of profiles written by the teacher educators about their lives and work in multicultural and global education. These teacher educators were nominated by American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education member institutions and leaders in multicultural and global education as exemplary in the ways in which they are intentionally making connections between multicultural and global education. The profiles provide information on the background of each of the teacher educators, their conceptualizations of multicultural and global education, lessons they have learned, their recommendations, and resources they are willing to share. The profiles also illustrate efforts in teacher education programs, courses, special projects, professional development schools, research, writing, and curriculum development. Part 3 is an annotated list of publications and electronic listservs to provide an orientation to resources useful in making connections between the two fields. The appendix describes the methods and documents used for the study. (ND)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Profiles, Program Implementation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-1186 ($20 members, $25 nonmembers, plus $5 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.