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ERIC Number: EJ1210841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Development and Implementation of a Short-Term International Practicum for Pre-Service Educators
Haughton, Noela A.
International Research and Review, v8 n1 p1-25 Fall 2018
This paper describes the design and initial implementation of the International Leadership in Education Assessment and Pedagogy Practicum (I_LEAP), a short-term experience for preservice educators. The program's design and implementation goals were embodied in two questions. What experiences should be included in a short-term international practicum for preservice educators? How did the implementation unfold? Six participants, five pre-service administrators, and one pre-service teacher participated in the 2016 pilot program in China. The meeting of program learning objectives and gains in global competencies and cultural responsiveness were evident from language test pass-rates and post-experience reflections. The program's creation and implementation resulted primarily from employing university-based Educator to Educator resources. This paper provides a blueprint for leveraging similar resources and partnerships to create and implement valuable and meaningful learning experiences in which students can explore their world beyond the classroom.
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Leadership, Program Implementation, Administrator Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Pilot Projects, Global Approach, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Language Tests, Exchange Programs, Cross Cultural Training, Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China; Ohio (Toledo)