Title

Toward a Glocality of Teacher Education: Professional Development Abroad in the Chilean Contexta

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

2021

Publication Title

Education abroad: Learning environments in a global context

Publisher

Information age publishing

First page number:

1

Last page number:

16

Abstract

Teacher education, traditionally a highly structured series of professional development opportunities, should endeavor to transcend conventional boundaries of tabula rasa, rote, or procedural learning. This chapter posits a humanist "glocal" model of teacher education which centers engagement, interaction, uncertainty, and love as loci of change. U.S. teachers participating in a professional development abroad in Chile act to exemplify glocalty and cultural connectivity as individuals navigate affinity and divide with Chilean students and teachers. We punctuate these instances of glocality with the lyrics of Paul Simons' "You Can Call Me Al," framing, encapsulating, and accentuating feelings held by the authors and participants.


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