Über den Autor
Kenneth Cushner, Ed.D. is executive director of international affairs and professor in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University, Ohio. He is author of numerous books and other publications in multicultural and intercultural education and is internationally known for his work in the professional development of educators through workshops and consultation. Sharon Brennan, Ed.D is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She serves as director of field experiences and school collaboration and has interests in global education, teacher mentoring, and program development in teacher education.
In response to the changing global climate and the growing recognition of the professional associations in the teacher education community, universities around the country are beginning to recognize the need to add a global dimension to their education programs. One way to prepare teachers to address the challenges associated with teaching children in a global age is through carefully structured, international and intercultural field experiences where candidates are immersed in another culture. Intercultural Student Teaching demonstrates examples of such successful programs.