SOLES to Receive AACTE Award in Support of Global Diversity
The School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) has been awarded the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 2014 Best Practice Award in Support of Global Diversity. The award recognizes a school, college or department of education that fosters diversity, equity and global awareness as core elements of its educator preparation programs. The award will be presented March 1 at AACTE’s 66th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
SOLES was selected by the AACTE Committee on Global Diversity, which reviews submissions for the award,for our inclusive and advanced approach to diversity and for the internationalization of its program and curriculum. Among several points of strength, the university was commended for engaging in a concentrated effort to recruit and retain diverse faculty members who are representative of the community they serve.
In addition, the committee noted that SOLES prioritizes the need to strengthen knowledge and understanding of issues of diversity, equity and global perspectives by supporting professional development and scholarship of all faculty. Candidates in the program are also provided the opportunity to participate in international student teaching activities that both enhance and contribute to candidate learning experiences in a global context.
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