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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Helping teachers develop a global perspective

Part of Laurier's on-going work in Haiti is actually not as much about Haiti as it is about the perspectives of teachers and principals in Canada. By providing an opportunity for new and experienced teachers to engage in service-learning in Haiti, I am hoping that these teachers will translate the service in Haiti to learning in their Canadian classrooms.

As well, the Digital Mentoring Project is not just about nurturing the leadership capacity of Haitian principals but also giving Canadian principals the opportunity to consider an international perspective on education.

Another way that we can nurture the global perspective of teachers in Canada is through professional learning. Recently, I co-wrote an article which examines how a professional development course can enhance teachers' global perspective. The good news from the research is that PD courses can help shape a teacher's global awareness. The abstract of the article can be found here:

Canadian and International Education Journal

or you can access the full article from my Laurier website:

Steve Sider Research Publications

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