Global-readiness includes the literacies, competencies, and dispositions students need in order to work, live, and interact effectively and peacefully with anyone in the world from anywhere in the world. We must train our teachers on teaching for global-readiness in order to prepare the entire generation in school for global-readiness and global leadership.
Many articles and books have been published about internationalizing education beginning in the 1990s (e.g. Altbach,1997; Cavusgil, 1993; De Wit, 2002; Engberg & Green, 2002; Green & Olson, 2003;Hayward, 2000; Klasek, 1992; J. Knight, 1994; Lambert, 1989; McCarthy, 1998; Mestenhauser & Ellingboe, 1998; Powar, 2002; Scherer, Beaton, Ainina, & Meyer, 2000;Scott, 1998; Siaya & Hayward, 2003).
To prepare global-ready teachers, Yuen (2010) suggests internationalizing teacher education by infusing global experiences that teachers can then share with students. This perspective has been applied to in-service teachers in the research as well. The research on internationalizing pre-service and in-service teacher education shows promise for promoting global-ready teaching. 4 the World offers cross-cultural experiential learning for pre-service and in-service teachers during fall, spring, and summer breaks.
To learn more, visit http://www.4theworld.org/excursions.html .