Teaching in a Distant Classroom
Thousands of North American Christians teach overseas every year. International teaching experiences can be tremendously rewarding. But often teachers are not fully prepared for the challenges of crosscultural life, and many are jolted and disillusioned by the realities of the...
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Thousands of North American Christians teach overseas every year. International teaching experiences can be tremendously rewarding. But often teachers are not fully prepared for the challenges of crosscultural life, and many are jolted and disillusioned by the realities of the overseas classroom.
^^Veteran educators Mike Romanowski and Teri McCarthy provide an essential guide for Christians teaching in overseas contexts. They explain how good teaching requires preparation, self-understanding and cultural skills, as well as a solid philosophy of education and grasp of worldview. Providing both the theoretical framework as well as practical tools, the authors offer concrete advice and real-life examples for classroom instruction, daily life and much more.
^^Get a more global picture of the kind of transformation your educational work can accomplish. Whether you are a recent college grad or a seasoned veteran educator, this book is an essential companion for your teaching journey.
Dr.Teri McCarthy (Ph.D., Education, University of Kansas) is writer-in-residence for the International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS) and previously served as director of faculty development for IICS. She has taught at the university level long-term in China and Russia and short-term in Holland, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Her travel and teaching experiences have taken her to nearly fifty nations.
McCarthy has written numerous articles and papers and has been a national speaker for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course offered by the US Center for World Mission. She is also a sought-after speaker and workshop leader at missions conferences, churches, and on college campuses.
Michael H. Romanowski (Ph.D., Miami University) was a full-tenured professor of education at Ohio Northern University when he and his family left for the Middle East, where he is now a professor of education in the College of Education at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. He has taught short-term in China, Russia, Africa and Afghanistan. Dr. Romanowski is a published author with more than 60 publications to his credit appearing in various scholarly books, journals, popular education magazines and newspapers. He continues to research and write on important cultural and educational issues.
- 1 Agent 007: The Undercover Christian Teacher
- 2 What Does My Worldview Have To Do With Teaching?
- 3 Philosophy Of Education 101
- 4 Curriculum, Schmurriculum: Who Needs This?
- 5 Teaching Well Is Teaching Good
- 6 Nuts And Bolts: Practical Applications For Effective Teaching In Overseas Classrooms
- 7 Qualities Of Excellent Teachers: Competencies For Effective Teaching
- 8 Hey, I Didn't Sign Up For This! Expectations And Accommodations
- 9 Dealing With Culture Shock
- 10 Teaching English As A Foreign Language
- Conclusion: Hope For The Crossing
- Appendix A: Lesson Plan Template
- Appendix B: Course Syllabus Template
- Appendix C: Teaching Methods And Learning Styles
- Dedication And Acknowledgments
- Author Index
- Subject Index