ERIC Number: ED265113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The State of the Profession: International Field/Student Teaching Experiences in Undergraduate Teacher Preparation. Images for the Near Future.
West, B. Bradley
The importance of orientation programs for international student teachers is discussed in this paper. It is pointed out that schools of education should organize predeparture orientation programs, both for teaching and for cultural understanding, that emphasize five areas: (1) personal awareness and behaviors; (2) the host country and its cultural imperatives and expectations; (3) purposes in going to the host country; (4) definition of goals and educational aims; and (5) the issue of willingness to make the effort to meet the objectives, enter the country with sensitivity, and participate on terms acceptable to the hosts and the setting of standards of performance and behavior. A list of 100 United States teacher preparation institutions that conduct or participate in international teaching programs, with the countries where student teachers have been placed, and a set of brief descriptions of 9 overseas teaching programs conducted by American universities are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; 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.