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ERIC Number: ED545730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 168
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-9047-6
Cultural and Cognitive Development in Short-Term Study Abroad: Illuminating the 360 Experience
Burton, Susan
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The three articles in this dissertation investigate leading others through developmental opportunities by facilitating their engagement in intercultural challenges. Specifically the research explores the meaning followers make of developmental challenges during short-term study abroad experiences and encounters with diversity. Data in the form of pre and post test scores of the Intercultural Development Inventory, (IDI) were collected from eleven University students who participated in short-term study abroad programs during the summer semester. The meaning students made of their experiences was explored through the use of Subject-Object Interviews that also illuminated the meaning of the IDI scales through different cognitive lenses. The results of these findings illustrate the various perspectives of student learning while engaging in intercultural and interpersonal challenges. Recognizing these differing perspectives provides avenues of opportunity for leaders to support followers during developmental challenges through feedback, guidance, and support. This research provides compelling reason that contrasts of cultural difference provide opportunity to illustrate possible areas for growth, a 360-degree view of self. The opportunity for this perspective is dependent upon one allowing for, and engaging in, transformation of the patterns of their mind. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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