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Gordon, Sarah R.; Yough, Mike; Finney, Emily A.; Haken, Andrea; Mathew, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2019
The general public, as well as scholars, employers, and college students themselves, expect universities to provide students with an education that prepares them to work in a diverse and international society. In response, many institutions have created mandatory diversity-related curriculum and/or courses. However, little to no research has been…
Descriptors: Diversity, Global Approach, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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McVicker, Claudia J. – Educational Considerations, 2019
Universities around the country are beginning to feel the need to add a global dimension to their programs. One way to prepare teachers to address the challenges associated with teaching children in a global age is through carefully structured, international study abroad where the candidates are immersed in another culture and school system. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Balkar, Betül; Öztuzcu, Rabia; Aksab, Sahabettin – Educational Considerations, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the developments observed in the Turkish education policies in the light of international scientific studies on education policy following the 12 year compulsory education (4+4+4) reform that took place in 2012. Data for the study that was carried out as scoping review and intrinsic case study were…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley – Educational Considerations, 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Cray, Martha – Educational Considerations, 2012
Over the years, many scholars have criticized traditional leadership preparation programs for failing to produce qualified educational leaders capable of moving public education into the 21st century. As a result, many university-based principal preparation programs have introduced reforms aimed at better preparing future school leaders. Many of…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Quality, Superintendents, Public Education
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Doolittle, Gini; Stanwood, H. Mark; Simmerman, Herb – Educational Considerations, 2006
In this article, the authors examine the prerequisites for leadership preparation programs with regard to implementing and institutionalizing professional learning communities as an instructional strategy. First, the authors posit that as faculty they must examine and reflect on their own teaching practices and how they influence their reciprocal…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Cooperative Learning
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Brown, Kathleen M. – Educational Considerations, 2005
The purpose of this article is to explore the effects of an alternative, transformative andragogy, i.e., the art and science of helping others to learn, designed to be responsive to the challenges of preparing educational leaders committed to social justice and equity. Three aspects of Mezirow's (1990) Transformative Learning Theory, which in…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Hackmann, Donald G.; Alsbury, Thomas L. – Educational Considerations, 2005
This article shares one educational leadership program's experiences with the use of student portfolios to assist in assessment of the program's effectiveness in preparing aspiring school principals. The authors begin with a discussion of market pressures for program reforms, which include the use of student portfolios for student assessment.…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Administrator Education, Summative Evaluation, Program Improvement