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ERIC Number: EJ1026566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-3533
Engaged Teaching and Learning with Adult Karen Refugees in a Service-Learning Site
Smolen, Lynn Atkinson; Zhang, Wei; Detwiler, Stephen
TESOL Journal, v4 n3 p534-554 Sep 2013
This article describes a case study of a service-learning project connected to a TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) teacher preparation program. The case study explored the teacher candidates' experiences teaching English to Karen refugees from Myanmar (Burma) in a midwestern city in the United States. The teacher candidates' interviews and written reflections demonstrated that the service-learning experiences contributed to their academic and personal development and enhanced their academic knowledge, civic responsibility, and personal growth. This study demonstrated that service learning is a powerful experience that can enrich a TESOL program by engaging teacher candidates and the community they serve in a mutually beneficial way.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Burma
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A