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ERIC Number: EJ803538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Teaching for Global Literacy in Higher Education: How Prepared Are the Educators?
Schuerholz-Lehr, Sabine
Journal of Studies in International Education, v11 n2 p180-204 2007
This article examines the relationship between faculty's professional and personal backgrounds and the extent to which they incorporate an approach to teaching for global awareness and intercultural sensitivity into their curriculum. Through an analysis of the pertinent literature, the study examines the relevant theoretical frameworks of personal practical knowledge and professional knowledge landscapes, as well as the evidence linking faculty's cultural competence and world-mindedness to classroom practice. The article concludes that a considerable number of empirical studies have been carried out that explore different aspects of faculty experiences, background, and disciplinary affiliation, and how such variables affect intercultural sensitivity, cultural competence, and world-mindedness among faculty. However, less conclusive evidence is available as to whether and how such traits in faculty translate into classroom practice. More studies, in particular classroom observations, need to be carried out to elucidate actual classroom practices. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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