Hiroshima journal of school education Volume 23
2017-03-22 発行


A Report on Overseas Teaching Practicum by Graduate Students in Elementary/Secondary Schools in the United States(Ⅹ)
Abiru, Kumi
Kodama, Taisuke
Shigematsu, Fumiya
Shima, Airi
Hirano, Yuki
Yamamoto, Ryo
Yoshikawa, Tomonori
Okuda, Maiko
This short paper reports on the 10th overseas teaching practicum in the United States by 8 graduate students of Hiroshima University, Japan, partly organized by Hiroshima University Global Partnership School Center (GPSC). This year marks the 10-year anniversary of this project since its start. This year’s participants were students of Graduate School of Education and Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC). They observed and conducted lessons in English in four local public schools in North Carolina. This project had the following three aims: 1) to self-develop practical instructional competence by teaching pupils with different cultural backgrounds; 2) to enhance the abilities in developing teaching materials through hands-on teaching experiences in English; and 3) to acquire the abilities to design, implement and evaluate programs for promoting global partnership. Like previous years, their teachings were very positively covered by the local newspapers and websites. Later, the project was followed by cross-cultural field study visits to NC State Capitol, Raleigh and the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. It is hoped that this intensive experience will raise the prospective teachers’ global awareness and confidence in teaching.
global education
overseas teaching practicum
crosscultural understanding