Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Internationalizing Teacher Preparation

The Longview Foundation is offering two cycles of funding (Spring 2010 and Fall 2010) focusing on expanding programs to internationalize pre-service teacher education. The program to internationalize pre-service teacher education supports activities to ensure that PK-12 teachers in all subject areas begin their careers with:
  • Knowledge of the international dimensions of their subject matter and a range of global issues;
  • Pedagogical skills to teach their students to analyze primary sources from around the world, appreciate multiple points of view, and recognize stereotyping
  • A commitment to assisting students to become responsible citizens of the world and their own communities.
Amount: $15,000 - $30,000

Date due: January 15, 2010 (for Spring 2010); July 16, 2010 (for Fall 2010)

Grants are made to encourage teacher preparation programs to adopt a range of strategies on the home campus to develop the global expertise of future teachers. These include:
  • Expanding programs for prospective world language teachers.
  • Providing professional development for faculty and advisors
  • Supporting revisions to the general and professional education requirements and courses for teachers
  • Creating opportunities for fieldwork in internationally themed classrooms or multicultural communities in the United States
  • Using technology to bridge international geographic and cultural barriers
For more information, click here.