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ERIC Number: EJ1150212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Global Citizenship and Global Solidarity through Study Abroad: An Exploratory Case Study of South Korean Students
An, Sohyun
Journal of International Social Studies, v1 n2 p21-34 Spr-Sum 2011
Given the increasing numbers of pre-collegiate students who study abroad, this article seeks to answer the question of what kind of citizen young international students seek to become through study abroad and in what ways study abroad experiences challenge or reinforce their initial motives. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Korean high school students studying in the United States, this article suggests that while the core meaning of study abroad may be strategic interests within the global economy, the pragmatic instrumentalism and neoliberal ethos toward education and global citizenship can be challenged. The most significant factors identified in the article are: (1) social studies curriculum that challenges international students' desires of strategic cosmopolitanism, and (2) a school culture that encourages young international students to mix with other races/cultures and reconsider their pre-migration views. The article offers a discussion of how both sending and receiving countries of young international students can support them so that they become citizens concerned, not only with their strategic positioning within the global economy, but also with building a moral sense of global solidarity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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