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ERIC Number: EJ944896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
Preparing Teachers of Tomorrow with Global Perspectives
Eisenhardt, Sara; Sittason, Kelli S.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v22 n1 p24-28 Win 2009
Global education advances global perspectives and prepares globally competent citizens. Globally competent citizens know they have an impact on the world and that the world influences them. Global competency is often viewed in terms of three attributes: knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Given the importance of preparing pre-service teachers who can function as world citizens and who are ready to join the global workforce, the question for educators of gifted students is how to best provide students with opportunities that nurture this type of learning and awareness while leveraging the unique qualities of their giftedness. In this article, the authors focus on a community action service-learning project to develop global citizens who have and will continue to have an interest in both local and global community service. The authors begin with a review of the research that supports the importance of service-learning opportunities to both the learning and psyche of gifted students. They then describe an undergraduate teacher preparation program designed for gifted students. Finally, they describe a service-learning project in Mexico that is an integral part of their students' overall experience. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico