In response to the changing global climate and the growing recognition of the professional associations in the teacher education community, universities around the country are beginning to recognize the need to add a global dimension to their education programs. One way to prepare teachers to address the challenges associated with teaching children in a global age is through carefully structured, international and intercultural field experiences where candidates are immersed in another culture. Intercultural Student Teaching demonstrates examples of such successful programs.
Kenneth Cushner, Ed.D. is executive director of international affairs and professor in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University, Ohio. He is author of numerous books and other publications in multicultural and intercultural education and is internationally known for his work in the professional development of educators through workshops and consultation. Sharon Brennan, Ed.D is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She serves as director of field experiences and school collaboration and has interests in global education, teacher mentoring, and program development in teacher education.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 The Value of Learning to Teach in Another Culture Chapter 3 Establishing and Maintaining an International Student-Teaching Program Chapter 4 Preparatory Courses for Student-Teaching Abroad Chapter 5 The Impact of Overseas Student-Teaching on Personal and Professional Development Chapter 6 A World of Possibilities within the United States: Integrating Meaningful Domestic Intercultural Teaching Experiences into Teacher Education Chapter 7 Developing Biliteracy Teachers: Moving toward Cultural and Linguistic Global Competence in Teacher Education Chapter 8 Promoting Reflection during Overseas Student-Teaching Experiences: One University's Story Chapter 9 Working with American Student Teachers: The View of New Zealand Hosts Chapter 10 The Power of Curiosity and the Terror of It All: The Life of an Individual Student Chapter 11 Reflections on the Importance and Value of the Overseas Student-Teaching Experience