ERIC Number: ED233007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-13
Reference Count: 0
Teachers in American Schools Abroad: Four Case Studies.
Evers, Nora M.
This study reports on the findings of a questionnaire administered to teachers in American schools abroad in Guatemala, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Data is reported in case study format for both a male and female teacher in Guatemala and the Netherlands. Special attention has been devoted to the analysis of the lives of American teachers as "third culture people" distinguished as a category by high mobility and advanced skill or education. Teachers' perceptions and characterizations of themselves in the new environment were determined by the questionnaire which included measurements for locus of control, normlessness, self-esteem, and instrumental (short-term) and terminal (long-term) values. The study found that most subjects were well adjusted to their living situation, but that did not depend on knowing the country's language. More interaction took place with host nationals in European countries than in South American countries. The locus of control is more often externally oriented for both female and male subjects. And terminal as well as instrumental values differ greatly between males and females. (JMK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).