Developing a policy for an international experience requirement in a graduate teacher education program: A cautionary tale

Sandy Buczynski, Heather Lattimer, Noriyuki Inoue, Viviana Alexandrowicz

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This case study describes the process education faculty went through to craft a response to a school-wide international experience initiative. Analysis revealed three competing frames that shaped individual faculty members' expectations. This made developing an internationalization requirement in graduate teacher education multifaceted, often ambiguous, and at times contentious. Failure to acknowledge and reconcile the tensions of these competing frames limited the efficacy of the policy. This is a cautionary tale providing lessons learned from one university's experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
JournalTeaching Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar
Externally publishedYes



  • Developing international education policies
  • Graduate teacher education
  • International education requirement
  • Internationalization experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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