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Graziano, Kevin J.; Navarrete, Lori A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The call for reform of teacher preparation programs by Arne Duncan (2009), U.S. Secretary of Education, has the potential to be the catalyst for a re-emergence of co-teaching in higher education. Duncan argues for the need to implement innovative preservice teacher education strategies that will result in an increase in K-12 student achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Educational Change
Walters, Lynne M.; Green, Martha R.; Wang, Liangyan; Walters, Timothy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
Because most American teachers work with a diverse student population, they need to be interculturally competent to interact successfully with their students. One of the best hopes for developing cultural competence is through an international experience. As important as it is for teachers to have an international experience, it is even more…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Student Diversity, Teacher Responsibility, Diaries
Sparapani, Ervin F.; Seo, Byung-In; Smith, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
The United States of the twenty-first century is possibly the most culturally/racially diverse country of any nation in history, and families that are culturally/racially different from mainstream society do not always see that schools are meeting the needs of their children. This diversity in culture and language means that each person is…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Reflection, Cultural Differences