ERIC Number: ED540609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Student Teaching Abroad: An Experience for 21st Century Teachers
Landerholm, Elizabeth; Chacko, Jacob B.
Twenty first century teachers need to be proficient in technology, skilled as reflective practitioners, and able to reflect on diversity in a myriad of ways: learning styles, special needs, cultural differences, racial differences, developmentally appropriate differences, teaching styles, and personality differences of children, teachers, parents, community members, and administrators. The paradigm shift of the 21st century is that teachers need to be team players who are skilled at operating in a variety of collaborative partnerships. Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago over the years has developed many international program experiences for students. Study abroad for a few weeks, a semester or a year provides an intensive way to experience another culture and see other ways of living life. This article takes a close look at a recent NEIU initiative, a program called Student Teaching and Korean Experience (S.T.a.K.E.). Students are able to complete an overseas student teaching internship in South Korea. We will examine students' reflections on their experience.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences, Student Teaching, Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Study Abroad, International Programs, Teaching Styles, International Educational Exchange, Student Exchange Programs, Student Experience, Teaching Experience, Reflection, Multicultural Education, Achievement Gains, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Participant Satisfaction
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; South Korea; United States