ERIC Number: ED265104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Education Theory and Methods: International Teacher Education.
Lafayette, Robert C.
Implementation of global education in the classroom is possible only if the teachers themselves process a global content and are properly prepared to address the issue of globalness. In a discussion on traditional teacher education curriculum, it is noted that although virtually all teacher preparation programs include special methods courses at both elementary and secondary levels, a lesser number offer a general methods course in addition to the special one. A brief description of two outstanding international teacher education progams (Florida International University and Indiana University) illustrates that education theory and methods courses present an excellent opportunity to establish an international atmosphere in teacher education. In considering the best means for internationalizing teacher education, the role of the methods instructors should be viewed as pivotal to the development of an international perspective among students in teacher education programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper commissioned by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for the Guidelines for International Teacher Education Project. For related documents, see SP 026 860-872 and SP 026 874.