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ERIC Number: EJ869452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Teacher Education in a Global Society: Facilitating Global Literacy for Preservice Candidates through International Field Experiences
Armstrong, Neill F.
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n4 p490-506 Fall 2008
In this article, I address the following question: How, in a time of shrinking budgets and reduced graduation timelines, are university teacher preparation programs to best address the issue of global literacy for future teachers? In an effort to begin addressing this challenge, the College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University designed a program to internationalize its capstone field experience, providing an opportunity for highly motivated candidates to complete their student teaching in the Central American nation of Costa Rica. I examine the program and the implications for teacher education students and for facilitating global literacy. I suggest that successful evolution of this international effort to enhance global literacy for teacher education candidates may signal the beginning of the internationalization of all teacher preparation curricula within the college. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica