教員養成課程での国際教育活動の効果検証:―カリキュラムを補完する国際教育のあり方をめぐって―  [in Japanese] Integrating Global Education Programs within Initial Teacher Education Curriculum::An Initiative toward Greater Effectiveness through Empirical Measurement  [in Japanese]

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<p>  Given educational policies to prepare future teachers with global Competencies, universities and departments have actively concluded exchange agreements with many universities overseas, encouraging students to study abroad. However, the problem is that these actions attempting to globalize higher education have been adopted often without providing solid empirical evidence (or even discussion about the necessity of providing evidence) to support that these opportunities, such as study abroad and international exchange programs, provide prospective teachers with effective education. To tackle this problem, this paper argues for the urgent need to 1) conceptualize and practice global education as a part of teacher education curricula and initial teacher preparation programs, and 2) build the paradigm of teacher education based on empirical research to ensure the quality of such education.</p><p>  This research paper aims to provide statistical data as a foundation to explore effective methods to prepare prospective teachers with global Competencies. The data was collected using online survey from a total of 92 undergraduate students in teacher preparation program who participated in collaborative learning programs between a university in Japan and universities in the U.S. offered from 2014 to 2016. The online surveys included questions asking about participants' perceptions about their knowledge and skills, their reasons for participating in their programs, and about what they learned from these programs.</p><p>  One of the highlighted results reveals that participants who had concrete goals aligned with the purpose of teacher education reported higher levels of learning outcomes, such as gaining a new perspective on education, compared to the participants who either did not have specific goals or had goals that reflected conventional purpose for intercultural exchange programs, such as gaining knowledge about other cultures or languages. This result implies that global education programs provide students with more effective initial teacher education, when the purpose of such programs is set within the teacher education curriculum and shared with participating students.</p>

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  • The Annual Bulletin of the Japanese Society for the Study on Teacher Education

    The Annual Bulletin of the Japanese Society for the Study on Teacher Education 26(0), 76-86, 2017

    The Japanese Society for the Study on Teacher Education

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007884598
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10407522
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1343-7186
  • NDL Article ID
    028613351
  • NDL Call No.
    Z7-B438
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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