ERIC Number: ED267068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb-24
Reference Count: 0
Feedback from British and Irish Educators for Improving Overseas Teaching Experiences.
Mahan, James M.; Stachowski, Laura L.
Feedback from educators in England, Scotland, and the Republic of Ireland was obtained regarding the performance of U.S. student teachers in the schools of these nations. Reported in this paper are the educators' observations and beliefs pertaining to topics such as the professional and cultural/social strengths of U.S. student teachers; major cultural/social "mistakes" often made by U.S. student teachers; ways in which they could better prepare for classroom teaching assignments in overseas schools; goals motivating them to seek placement in overseas schools; and ways in which the foreign pupils benefitted from the U.S. student teachers, among others. Based on the feedback, recommendations are offered to student participants and university/college faculty for the improvement of teaching experiences in overseas nations. In addition, the need for internationalizing teacher education programs in the United States is recognized, and the Overseas Student Teaching Project at Indiana University is described. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Atlanta, GA, February 22-26, 1986).