1st Edition

Study Abroad for Pre- and In-Service Teachers Transformative Learning on a Global Scale

Edited By Laura Baecher Copyright 2021
    292 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    By exploring the experiences of pre- and in-service teachers, as well as the design and implementation of study abroad programs developed specifically for them, this volume highlights the potential of international learning in promoting teachers’ global and critical understandings of their roles as educators in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.

    Recognizing teacher study abroad as a unique strand within the wider foreign education literature, Study Abroad for Pre- and In-Service Teachers emphasizes how it can be conceptualized, theorized, and implemented as part of initial and continuing teacher training. Chapters consider study abroad programs and teaching practices in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and in Indigenous communities, and document the transformative learning experiences which impact the way teachers think about learning, teaching, and identity. Together, the chapters foreground the personal and professional advantages of teacher study abroad and provide key insights to inform design and programming for sustainable, impactful teacher study abroad which supports teachers in building intercultural competence and enhances their capacity to serve students of varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

    This volume will appeal to researchers, scholars, education abroad facilitators, and teacher educators with an interest in international mobility, multicultural education, culturally responsive pedagogy and study abroad. In addition, pre- and in-service teachers will find the book of value.

    Introduction to the Volume

    Section 1. Intentionality in the Instructional Design of Teacher Study Abroad

    1. Building a Pathway to Prepare Globally Competent Teachers
    Ellie Holliday & Sharon Brennan

    2. Using Global Citizenship 1-2-3 and Study Abroad to Prepare Global-Ready Educators
    S. Michael Putman & Erik J. Byker

    3. Transforming Teacher Preparation for Global Readiness: Scaling up Education Abroad
    Allison Witt & Wei Liu

    4. Going Global in Teacher Education: Lessons Learned from Scaling Up
    David M. Moss, Jon Simmons, Blair Izard & Helen Marx

    5. An International Graduate Program for Educators: Transformative Professional Development for In-service Teachers in International Schools
    Michael Lovorn & Brandon Kawa

    6. Design Principles for International Teacher Study Abroad Programs: The Case of the Instructional Leadership Institute for Pakistani Educators (ILIPE)
    Rebecca H. Woodland

    7. Post-Method Design for an English Language Teacher-Training Study Abroad Program: From Western China to Canada
    Gene Vasilopoulos & Gloria Romero

    Section 2. Implementation and Introspection in Teacher Study Abroad

    8. Experiential Education as a Precursor to Culturally Responsive Teaching
    Elizabeth Laura Yomantas

    9. An International Student Teaching Program in Germany: Partnering with the United States Department of Defense
    Rachel Louise Geesa, Thalia M. Mulvihill, Nicholas P. Elam & Abigail D. Teeters
    10. A Qualitative Analysis of Teacher Candidates Study-Abroad Experiences in Malawi
    L. Octavia Tripp, Angela Love, Nancy Barry, Chippewa M. Thomas & Jared Russell

    11. Implementation of an Interprofessional Study Abroad Experience in Botswana for Special Educators and Speech-Language Pathologists
    Amy J. Rose & Karena Cooper-Duffy

    12. Internationalizing Teacher Practice through the Arts- Exploring the Impact of a Drama-Infused Study Abroad Program
    Carmel O’Sullivan & Linda Krakaur

    13. “We learned together”: Amplifying the impact of international experience for pre-service teachers through cross program collaboration
    Andrew Gilbert & Kathleen Ramos

    14. From Problematic to Powerful: The Critical Role of Teacher Education Faculty During Teacher Study Abroad
    Danielle M. Carrier

    Section 3. Innovation in Teacher Study Abroad

    15. Thinking Locally in a Global Context: Principles for Designing a Shared Community-Engaged Study Abroad Program
    Zuzana Tomaš, Amie Van Horn-Gabel & Silvija Marnikovic

    16. Developing Global-Mindedness in Teacher Education through Virtual and International Intercultural Experiences
    Clara Bauler, Xiao-Lei Wang & Devin Thornburg

    17. Transforming Language Teacher Education: Utilizing Virtual Exchange as an Alternative to Study Abroad
    Shannon M. Hilliker, Barbara Loranc-Paszylk & Chesla Ann Lenkaitis

    18. Representation and Reciprocity in Early Childhood Education
    Lucinda G. Heimer, Dennis R. White, Lynell Caya & Paige Lancaster


    Laura Baecher is Professor of TESOL at Hunter College of Education, The City University of New York, United States.