Teacher Education Goes Global
Thomas Misco Course
Course Name: EDT433/533
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Reflection: I kept trying to avoid cursory and perfunctory international and global appearances and instead use different data from other societies to improve our own through the methods course.
Overall, I think this addition to the course was quite helpful. Students commented on their ignorance of other democracies and a default assumption not only of the US democracy being the best form of democracy, but also not recognizing the cultural, historical, and economic forces shaping iterative forms of government. A non-scientific poll suggested that all students want to incorporate this exercise in their future teaching and they all expressed trepidation concerning the onerous challenge of undermining American exceptionalism among their students and provide opportunities to re-frame their normative perspectives about government.