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ERIC Number: EJ1121632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
Preparing Globally Competent Teacher Candidates through Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning
Kopish, Michael A.
Journal of Social Studies Education Research, v7 n2 p75-108 2016
This manuscript presents findings and implications from a case study of one global educator's attempt to develop globally competent teacher candidates in an elective teacher preparation course. Global Citizenship Education served as the framing paradigm for the course and human experiences of immigrants and refugees served as the milieu for teacher candidates to learn critical inquiry. Teacher candidates also participated in several cross-cultural experiential learning opportunities designed to facilitate the development of global competencies (Longview, 2008) in teacher candidates. Students' reflective journals were analyzed to determine the personal significance of different learning experiences and the extent to which teacher candidates' perceptions of immigrants and refugees changed as a result of the course content and activities. The findings demonstrate the potential of critical inquiry and cross-cultural experiential learning as transformative teaching practices to develop globally competent teachers.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Student Journals, Reflection, Learning Experience, Immigrants, Refugees, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Social Studies, Qualitative Research
Journal of Social Studies Education Research. Serhat Mah. 1238/2 Sok. 7B Blok 12 Ostim, Yenimahalle, Ankara, Turkey; Web site: http://jsser.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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