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ERIC Number: EJ1149681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Global Perspectives of American Elementary School Teachers: A Research Study
Poole, Cyndi Mottola; Russell, William B., III.
Journal of International Social Studies, v3 n2 p18-31 2013
The importance of global education cannot be overstated in modern society. In order to be successful and live happily in the world, today's young people must develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to interact with people and countries around the globe. The first step to promoting global perspectives in the classroom is to ensure that the teachers we entrust those classrooms to have developed their own global perspectives. This study sought to determine the extent to which American elementary school teachers in a diverse, urban school district had developed global perspectives as well as the demographic, educational, and lifestyle factors that influenced those perspectives. The results indicated that while most of the teachers who participated in the study did have global perspectives, schools of education are not doing enough to promote globalization and global citizenship in pre-service teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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