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ERIC Number: EJ1071176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
The Role of Pedagogical Variables in Intercultural Development: A Study of Faculty-Led Programs
Spenader, Allison J.; Retka, Peggy
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v25 p20-36 Spr 2015
Study abroad is often regarded as an important curricular component for supporting intercultural development among college students. While creating rich cross-cultural experiences for students is of primary concern, it remains unclear exactly which programmatic features of study abroad influence intercultural growth in a positive way. Consensus seems to be building around the importance of quality interventions within study abroad programs. What those interventions might look like may vary by context, and researchers are beginning to delve into the task of exploring the salient features of effective mentoring and guided reflection within sojourns. This paper examines multiple semester-long study abroad programs that utilize a faculty-led model as a means of providing effective pedagogical interventions to support intercultural learning outcomes. This research works to reveal the impact of certain contextual, personal, and pedagogical variables on intercultural development in study abroad.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile; Guatemala; Ireland; Minnesota; South Africa; Spain
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