Internationalization of Teacher Education

The phrase internationalization of teacher education refers to the ways in which teacher preparation programs are implementing strategies and structures that facilitate the development of greater global competencies in preservice teachers. Changes in technology have facilitated dramatic shifts in communication and commerce, making it easier to cross borders, promoting access to, and changes in, political, economic, social, and cultural landscapes. These changes connect people in unprecedented ways and require that today's students have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to engage responsibly and effectively as citizens in this increasingly globalized context. Yet most teachers today are not equipped to educate students for this changing and increasingly global world. One mechanism to address this gap is the internationalization of teacher education programs, ensuring that teachers of the ...

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