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ERIC Number: ED542468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1324-9320
Global Education in Teacher Education Programs: Views from Pre-Service Teachers
Ferguson-Patrick, Kate; Macqueen, Suzanne; Reynolds, Ruth
Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), Paper presented at the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE-APERA 2012) World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting (Sydney, New South Wales, Dec 2-6, 2012)
National government education policies in Australia and elsewhere are concerned with preparing citizens who can engage with a global economy and be internationally competitive. For example, the preamble to The Melbourne Declaration (Ministerial Council on Education Employment Training & Youth Affairs [MCEETYA], 2008) focuses on the need for young Australians in the 21st century to consider the global implications of their education. Topics relevant to global education have long been established in social studies syllabi, but the current context provides a strong argument for their inclusion more broadly throughout school curricula. For this to occur, teachers must be adequately prepared, have a good understanding of what global education (GE) is, and how to teach it effectively. A group of teacher educators at one University integrate global perspectives into various teacher education courses in order to raise the profile of global education with pre-service teachers. Research through surveys shows that students' preferred learning directions are not always aligned with GE principles, but awareness of pre-service teacher views on global education has provided direction needed to create better prepared teachers of GE. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Identifiers - Location: Australia