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ERIC Number: EJ1150259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Teacher Exchange as a Means of Social Studies Curriculum Internationalization
Rapoport, Anatoli
Journal of International Social Studies, v3 n1 p69-76 2013
Lack or complete neglect of international experiences among social studies teachers leads to superficial understanding of the importance of the development of global competences among students, neglect to very important themes in citizenship education, or even informal taboo on some critical controversial topics that address sensitive questions of national domestic or international policies and politics. However, research demonstrates that teachers with international experiences make connections across cultures and civilizations and across global issues instead of teaching them separately; international experience encourages social studies teachers to teach more accurately, enthusiastically, and creatively; teachers with international experience in general are committed to passing on their knowledge to students and community. One of the means of gaining international experience is participation in international exchange and training programs.
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Language: English
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