Internationalizing Teacher Education for Social Justice
Theory, Research, and Practice
A volume in the series: Research for Social Justice: Personal~Passionate~Participatory Inquiry. Editor(s): Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University. JoAnn Phillion, Purdue University.
In Internationalizing Teacher Education for Social Justice: Theory, Research, and Practice, editors Suniti Sharma, JoAnn Phillion, Jubin Rahatzad, and Hannah L. Sasser present a collection of personal, passionate, and participatory global perspectives of teacher educators on internationalizing teacher education for social justice. The reader will encounter each authorâ€™s personal and professional journey into global classrooms for internationalizing teacher education and supporting future teachers in developing competencies necessary for addressing the academic needs of diverse K-12 classrooms. This collection provides a broad, critical, and interpretive overview of shifts in U.S. and global perspectives to offer transformative frameworks and strategies on preparing K-12 teachers to meet the complex demands for skills in the twenty-first century. The global tenor of this book, framed by theory, research, and practice spanning several countries provides a timely contribution to internationalizing teacher education for social justice in the twenty-first century. The authorsâ€™ dedication to preparing teachers who have knowledge of world cultures and global issues, combined with a deep commitment to social justice for promoting equity in education, informs each chapter. The authors take up the internationalization of teacher education for social justice as both an opportunity and a challenge, transcending rhetoric to meaningful action, situating their global understanding to inform readers of critical engagement with, and examination of, theory, research, and practice for effecting social and educational change.
Preface. Series Forewordâ€”Research For Social Justice: Personal~Passionate~Participatory Inquiry, Ming Fang He and JoAnn Phillion. Introduction: Internationalizing Teacher Education for Social Justice. TÅku Aotearoa HÄerenga: Strengthening Social Justice in Teacher Education Through International Field Experiences, Angela M. Jaime. International Immersion Experiences: Helping Preservice Teachers to Reconceptualize the Role of Poor Communities in Education, Encarna RodrÃguez. Perception of Place in Study Abroad Programs: An Experience for Personal and Intellectual Growth, Genevieve Aglazor. Standing the Test of Time: Overseas Student Teachingâ€™s Lasting Impact on Participantsâ€™ Perspectives and Practices, Olga N. Shonia and Laura L. Stachowski. Avoiding Future Hauntings? Teaching for Social Justice in Higher Education in the Postcolonial Context of Hong Kong, Sheila Trahar. Selling Illusions? Achieving â€œIntercultural Competenceâ€ as an Outcome of International Experiences for Preservice Teacher Candidates, Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Zainab Kizilbash. The Possibilities of Intercultural Teaching Experiences for Teaching for Social Justice, Candace Schlein. Strategies for Enhancing Intercultural Competence Across the Teacher Education Curriculum, Kenneth Cushner. Cuban/U.S. Educational Boundaries: The Unspoken Political-Cultural Contexts of Research, Agendas, Barbara Garii. Internationalizing Teacher Education Through Study Abroad: Crossing Borders, Building Bridges, and Raising Consciousness Toward Social Justice, Suniti Sharma. About the Authors/Editors.
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