Where Do We Start: Developing a Global Issues in Special Education Curriculum for Preservice Teachers (78930)

Session Information: Professional Development in Higher Education
Session Chair: Manzoor Hussain

Thursday, 28 March 2024 10:05
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

According to the Asia Society and the Council of Chief State School Officers (n.d.), global competence is the "capacity and dispositions to understand and act on issues of global significance".The Longview Foundation (n.d.) defines it as “a body of knowledge about world regions, cultures, and global issues and the skills and dispositions to engage responsibly and effectively in a global environment”.To meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected world, it is critical that teachers demonstrate global competence (Ramos, Wolf, & Hauber-Özer, 2021; Zhao, 2010). Additionally, special education teachers must understand how global issues intersect with disability rights and related issues.To that end,teacher educators are responsible for creating a meaningful special education global issues curriculum to prepare preservice teachers for the demands of diverse classrooms and schools. In this presentation, the presenter, a special education teacher educator, will discuss: (1) the process for developing a special education global issues curriculum that aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD objectives; (2) pedagogical approaches and strategies considered for this curriculum; and (3) approaches to assessment of global awareness competencies. Participants will learn how a special education teacher preparation program is preparing their preservice teachers for global competence.

Linda Oshita, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Linda Oshita is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of Hawaii at Manoa in United States

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