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ERIC Number: EJ1051540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
From Awareness to Cultural Agency: EFL Colombian Student Teachers' Travelling Abroad Experiences (De la concientización a la agencia cultural: las experiencias en el extranjero de futuros profesores de inglés)
Viafara González, John Jairo; Ariza Ariza, J. Aleida
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v17 n1 p123-141 Jan-Jun 2015
Colombian English as a foreign language student teachers' opportunities to grow as educators through international sojourns do not usually subsume the traditional study and residence abroad goal. This was the case for our participants who engaged mainly in working abroad with study being ancillary. Fifty student teachers from two public universities reported how their international sojourn bolstered their intercultural learning. Three different programs, disconnected from participants' academic institutions, became vehicles for their experiences abroad. Surveys and interviews reveal that participants' origin, selected programs, and contextual circumstances influenced their intercultural learning. As a result, intercultural development gravitated towards awareness of intercultural patterns, critical reading of culture, and pre-service teachers' repositioning to build cultural agency. Implications suggest the need to connect traveling abroad programs to undergraduate curricula.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Carrera 30 No. 45-03 Ciudad Universitaria, Bogotá, Colombia. Tel: +571-3165000 Ext.16780; Fax: +571-3165000 Ext.16780 or 16773; e-mail: rprofile_fchbog@unal.edu.co; Web site: http://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/profile
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia