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El Kadri, Michele Salles; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Teaching Education, 2015
The teaching practicum is often considered as a compulsory activity for enculturating new members into the teacher community by providing opportunities to experience teaching in action. However, the practicum is rarely conceptualized in terms of its transformative potential. In this study, we report the results of a two-year ethnography study of a…
Descriptors: Practicums, Transformative Learning, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Olmedo, Irma; Harbon, Lesley – Teaching Education, 2010
This article represents the collaborative efforts of two college faculty, one in the USA and one in Australia, exploring notions of internationalization of colleges of education and research on multilingualism and teacher education. First, the paper presents experiences of interactions with international researchers in Mexico, Brazil, Germany,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Jennings, Louise B.; Da Matta, Gylton B. – Teaching Education, 2009
This study focuses upon the narratives of women educators ("educadoras") who contributed to radical democratic school reforms in post-authoritarian Brazil. We illustrate through three of the teachers' narratives how their professional identities and actions were shaped partly by their experiences of resisting the military regime and by…
Descriptors: Social Action, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Womens Studies
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Kumashiro, Kevin K.; Baber, Sikunder Ali; Richardson, Eric; Ricker-Wilson, Carol; Wong, Pia L. – Teaching Education, 2004
While theories and recommendations continue to proliferate in the educational research literature on what it means to teach towards social justice and to prepare teachers for such teaching, so do concerns that these theories and recommendations fail to account for the ways that the contexts of teaching--cultural contexts, national contexts,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Research, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Bizzo, Nelio Marco Vincenzo; Kelly, Peter Joseph – Teaching Education, 1991
Tells the story of Brazilian science educator Myriam Krasilchik who, in 1990, became dean of the University of Sao Paolo's School of Education. She provided leadership in the creation of Science Teaching Centers in Brazil and has been active in international science education organizations. (SM)
Descriptors: Biographies, College Faculty, Higher Education, Leadership