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ERIC Number: ED449143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 17
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Building an International Student Teaching Program: A California/Mexico Experience.
Baker, Frederick J.; Giacchino-Baker, Rosalie
This paper describes the first year of an international student teaching project conducted in Mexicali, Mexico, which was successful in helping U.S. participants develop cultural understanding and critical teaching skills needed to work with English learners. The first part of the paper discusses the history of international student teaching and describes common program features. The paper goes on to describe the uniqueness of the Mexicali Program, then explains how project coordinators from California State University San Bernardino and California State Polytechnic University Pomona: (1) selected and prepared three California credential candidates to student teach in Mexico; (2) established and maintained partnerships with Mexican educators at the Centro de Ensenaza Tecnica y Superior, Mexicali, Mexico; (3) documented program effectiveness; and (4) established guidelines for organizing future international field experiences. The paper concludes that international student teaching options should be available through more teacher education programs because of their potential for preparing new teachers to work in multicultural classrooms. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Mexico