American teachers are actively recruited to teach in private Kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) schools around the world. Since the 1990's, the number of American or otherwise English-language based schools has increased in foreign countries, which makes American teachers the best choice for recruitment. Some Americans are successful in their transnational teaching. Others are not, and return to the U.S. disillusioned and embittered about their experiences in a foreign school. The foreign school community may also experience similar reactions when the American teacher fails in his or her job. The subject of Americans teaching transnationally has not been researched enough to answer the question, qWhat factors lead to the success or failure of American teachers in foreign schools?q This phenomenological study, centered in Cairo, Egypt, explores the experiences of eight American teachers who teach or have taught in Egyptian K-12 private schools. The study delves into the teachers' personal challenges, triumphs, and failures. Through the teachers' experiences, the study also examines the transferability of popular American educational practices such as constructivism-based learning activities and teaching critical thinking skills.So for example, now with my juniors. They wona#39;t do their essay for almost a year. But, as we go through the units, Ia#39;m taking sample essay topics from the past and I a#39;m saying a#39;herea#39;s this example about Jenner and smallpox. If you are requiredanbsp;...
|Title||:||Teaching Transnationally: Examining the Experiences of American Teachers in Foreign K--12 Schools|
|Author||:||Kapuananimekalamaku Virginia Lee Johnson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|