ERIC Number: ED265105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Internationalizing the Education of a Science Teacher.
At present, little or no overt attention is paid to internationalizing the preservice curriculum for prospective science teachers, despite the fact that there is an international character to science teacher education. Scientific vocabulary, as well as the symbolism and the numerical system used for calculations, is international. Preservice teacher education also receives a certain international character through the practice of bringing historical perspectives into science teaching through a study of the scientific contributions of important individuals or events from and in a wide range of countries. At the inservice level, more internationalizing of teacher education is occurring through international science competitions, conferences, and scientific organizations. Suggestions are made for expanding and enriching the international approach to science education, particularly through more extensive teacher and student exchange programs, correspondence and publication, and an international exchange of computer software for science teaching. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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.