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Global education and cross-cultural learning: A challenge for a research-based approach to international teacher education


Abstract

This article discusses teaching competencies for global education, beginning with an outline of some of the challenges for orientation and learning which are the result of rapid globalisation. An example of a situation in a recent class is used to illustrate the kinds of professional challenges that teachers encounter, including those related to dealing with paternalism, complexity and insecurity. The consequences of these challenges for teacher education are then outlined. Finally, the discussion highlights a number of areas of research which are needed in the future and suggest a framework for research-based teacher education in global learning.

Keywords: GLOBAL LEARNING, TEACHER EDUCATION, TEACHER EDUCATION RESEARCH

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(2010) “Global education and cross-cultural learning: A challenge for a research-based approach to international teacher education”, International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning 3(3), 29–44. doi: https://doi.org/10.18546/IJDEGL.03.3.03

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01 Sep 2010
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