International Education in Higher Education: A Developing Process of Engagement in Teacher Preparation Programs

Mar. 30, 2010

Source: Teaching Education, Volume 21, Issue 1 (March 2010), pages 103 – 112.

This paper reviews the collective body of articles in this publication.

The article provides a brief discussion of the contextual need for global perspectives in teacher preparation programs for preparing teachers to acquire global perspectives.

In the process, a number of questions are asked for making international teacher preparation possible.
The article identifies important proposals that address exposing prospective teachers to international experiences and integrating international global education into the process of their preparation as teachers.

The article also points to tensions that need resolution as the field of teacher preparation works to promote and integrate international global education in preparing globally minded educators and cosmopolitan educators.

Updated: Oct. 10, 2010