Semesteryear program focusing on Spanish language cul ture and civilization

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Semester/year program focusing on Spanish language, cul- ture and civilization. UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, UPPSALA, SWEDEN 15 F,S Semester/year program offering courses in a wide variety of disciplines for maj/min field credit. Courses are taught in English. Special course in Swedish civilization offered during fall semester. NOTE: Summer programs all over the world give students the opportunity to earn 3-10 hours of credit. Consult with an advisor in International Studies for additional information.
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98 T E Chair, Council for Teacher Education: Deborah Curtis, Dean, College of Education 506 DeGarmo Hall, Campus Box 5300 (309) 438-5415 Web site: coe.ilstu.edu/teachereducation/ Realizing the Democratic Ideal: Teacher Education at Illinois State University Illinois State University has a historic and enduring commitment to educate teachers who will be responsive to the moral and intellectual demands a democratic society places upon them. To teach in a democracy is self-consciously to take up the burden of improving the moral and intellec- tual quality of our societal dialogue by including in it as many educated voices as possible. The democratic ideal unites caring and know- ing: the more voices we elicit and the less fettered the mutual exchange among those voices becomes, the truer our convictions and conclusions will be. This is, in a way, a democratic article of faith, and it is why Illinois State graduates aspire to teach everyone, especially those on the margins, those who have been or are in danger of being excluded. This democratic conception of education informs all aspects of teacher education at the University. The kind of teacher appropriate to the challenges and rewards of teaching in a democratic society unites the moral and intellectual aspects of teaching by embodying what one might call their virtues. The moral virtues are: sensitivity toward the varieties of individual and cultural diversity; disposition and ability to collaborate ethically and effectively with others; reverence for learning and a seriousness of personal, professional, and public purpose; and respect for learners of all ages including a special regard for children and adolescents. The intellectual virtues are: wide general knowledge and deep knowledge of the content to be taught; knowledge and appreciation of the diversity among learners; understanding what affects learning and appro- priate teaching strategies; interest in and ability to seek out informational, technological, and collegial resources; and contagious intellectual enthusiasm and courage enough to be creative. Of the challenges facing teachers in the next millennium, none is more pressing than for them to develop and maintain a strong sense of their moral and intellectual roots—a professional identity. Toward this end, Illinois State University prepares teachers who have a strong sense of themselves and their mission as teachers; through caring and knowing they realize the democratic ideal. This, along with a high level of competence in their cho-
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  • Fall '15
  • TrevorBelcher
  • Academia, Academic degree, Bachelor's degree

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