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ERIC Number: EJ1150285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Overseas Student Teaching and National Identity: Why Go Somewhere You Feel Completely Comfortable?
Doppen, Frans H.
Journal of International Social Studies, v1 n1 p3-19 Fall 2010
One of the major goals of teacher education programs is to prepare globally competent teachers who hold inspiring dreams for the future and who contribute to the betterment of our world and planet (Cushner & Brennan, 2007). This study presents the emerging perceptions of national identity held by preservice teachers who completed their student teaching overseas. To help them become better global citizens and teachers in this constantly changing and increasingly diverse world, each preservice teacher in a unique international setting reflected on what it means to be an American by answering Crèvecoeur's question, "What is an American?" In addition, each preservice teacher was asked to define the national identity of the host country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; Australia; Ireland; Mexico; Ecuador; Costa Rica
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