The development and implementation of a short-term international practicum for pre-service educators. Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Haughton, Noela A


  • This paper describes the design and initial implementation of the International Leadership in Education Assessment and Pedagogy Practicum (I_LEAP), a short-term experience for preservice educators. The program’s design and implementation goals were embodied in two questions. What experiences should be included in a short-term international practicum for preservice educators? How did the implementation unfold? Six participants, five pre-service administrators, and one pre-service teacher participated in the 2016 pilot program in China. The meeting of program learning objectives and gains in global competencies and cultural responsiveness were evident from language test pass-rates and post-experience reflections. The program’s creation and implementation resulted primarily from employing university-based Educator to Educator resources. This paper provides a blueprint for leveraging similar resources and partnerships to create and implement valuable and meaningful learning experiences in which students can explore their world beyond the classroom.

publication date

  • 2018

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 25


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