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ERIC Number: EJ824208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Can Computer Mediated Communication Help to Prepare Global Teachers?: An Analysis of Preservice Social Studies Teachers' Experience
Zong, Guichun
Theory and Research in Social Education, v30 n4 p589-616 Fall 2002
Effective use of Internet-based technology in social studies teacher education to facilitate the development of preservice teachers' global pedagogy is an under-researched area. This paper examines the impact of participation in a computer mediated international communication project to discuss critical world issues on two teacher candidates' thinking and practice in integrating global perspectives into social studies curriculum and instruction. The analysis, grounded in data collected from classroom observations and interviews, suggests that computer mediated communication holds potential in building preservice teachers' understanding and appreciation of diverse points of view among nations and motivating them to teach this perspective consciousness in their future classrooms. It also reveals that the perceived role of Internet-based technology in facilitating global education lies in two equally important features: a means for instant access to updated worldwide information from various sources and a tool for communication across time, space, and culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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