Preparing globally competent educators through critically engaging in service-learning
Handbook of Research on Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs
As teacher-preparation programs educate and evaluate candidates to become globally competent instructional leaders, special attention should be given to international service-learning. Immersing teacher candidates in real-world experiences beyond their comfort zone is a cornerstone of this theoretical inquiry, including self-reflection strategies grounded on Paulo Freire's liberatory pedagogy for social justice. The research team reviews self- and cultural-awareness experiences, dispositions, and profiles of university teacher candidates, during a semester of curriculum studies affording opportunities to engage in local, local to global, and/or global/international service-learning. The discoveries will inform teacher educators as they develop and strengthen critical inquiry and service-learning components of their own courses.
Huber, Tonya; Sanmiguel, Elizabeth R.; Cestou, Lorena P.; and Hernandez, Mayra L., "Preparing globally competent educators through critically engaging in service-learning" (2018). Education Faculty Publications. 22.