Internationalizing Teacher Education: Resources from NAFSA's 2009 Colloquium

October 01, 2009

The resources below were compiled in conjunction with a special colloquium on internationalizing teacher education that was held at NAFSA's 2009 Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, CA. With support from the Longview Foundation and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), NAFSA brought together faculty and administrators from colleges of education and interested international educators for discussion of key issues, opportunities, and strategies in the internationalization of teacher education programs and to connect faculty and administrators from colleges of education with the wider international education community.

Through internationalization of curriculums and programs in teacher education, colleges of education can foster the formation of teachers with a global vision and global understanding who can contribute to the education of tomorrow's global citizens.

Below you will find handouts from the colloquium and a link to a video highlighting an internationalized public school. On the upper right, you can find links to Web resources focusing on the internationalization of teacher education and to an article about the internationalization of teacher education programs.

Preparing Globally Competent Teachers (91kb Adobe PDF)
Carole Ames, dean, College of Education, Michigan State University
Dean Ames addresses why internationalization of teacher education is critical, and what fruitful paths lie ahead for revitalizing and reshaping teacher education.

Leading Change (275kb Adobe PDF)
Paula Cordeiro, dean and professor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego
Dean Cordeiro's roundtable discussion centers on strategies for helping faculty adapt to the new demands of an internationalized program.

Curriculum Revision (111kb Adobe PDF)
Professor Reyes Quezada, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego
Professor Quezada engages participants in a discussion on what elements are needed to internationalize teacher education curriculums and the tools available to help build new curricular models.

What Does an Internationalized School Look Like? (315kb Adobe PDF)
Kelly Aramaki, principal, John Stanford International School, Seattle, WA
Principal Aramaki presents information on his school's truly intercultural programs, its teachers' preparation, the use of technology to help internationalize, and the outcomes achieved.
To learn more about the goals, practices, people, and achievements of the John Stanford International School, watch the video titled Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World.

Campus, Community and Tech Resources to Internationalize Teacher Education (214kb Adobe PDF)
Merry M. Merryfield, professor, Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio State University
Professor Merryfield's roundtable focuses on resources that already exist on campuses, in the community, and on the Internet that can help teachers-in-training develop their global awareness.

Integrating Education Abroad into the Teacher Education Curriculum (203kb Adobe PDF)
Craig Kissock, director, EducatorsAbroad Ltd., and Richard Gordon, professor, California State University-Dominguez Hills Drs. Kissock and Gordon's roundtable addressed the benefits of education abroad for preparing globally aware teachers and ways to integrate these experiences into teacher education programs.

Colloquium on Internationalzing Teacher Education, May 27, 2009 (184kb Adobe PDF)
The full program for the colloquium provides the schedule of events, session titles and descriptions, and presenters' names.