ERIC Number: EJ869455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 3
The Major Challenges Facing Teacher Education in an Increasingly Global Society
Paese, Paul C.
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n4 p470-472 Fall 2008
Central to schools of education are the professional preparation and development of future educators, who will be responsible for preparing citizens to function and live in a global community. Globalization and schooling have the potential to successfully or unsuccessfully affect the skills that students need to succeed in an increasingly global world. The children who succeed will have the ability to penetrate the opportunity structure, and those who fail or leave schools will be locked out. With this in mind and with the increased immigration in the United States during the 1990s, along with the creation of new information and new technologies, teacher educators are faced with multiple challenges as they prepare teachers for the increased demands of a global society. In this article, the author discusses the major challenges faced by teacher education in an increasingly global society.
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competencies, Citizenship Education, Global Education, Immigration, Cultural Pluralism, Barriers, Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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