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ERIC Number: EJ1178989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
Faculty Engagement in Cultural Mentoring as Instructors of Short-Term Study Abroad Courses
Niehaus, Elizabeth; Reading, Jillian; Nelson, Matthew J.; Wegener, Ashley; Arthur, Ann
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v30 n2 p77-91 Apr 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore what cultural mentoring looks like in practice in short-term study abroad courses, how frequently instructors engage in cultural mentoring, and what demographic and background variables might predict the extent to which faculty members engage in cultural mentoring. Using data from a survey of 473 faculty members from 72 U.S. colleges and universities who had recently taught short-term study abroad courses, we identified four types of cultural mentoring behaviours: Expectation Setting, Explaining the Host Culture, Exploring Self in Culture, and Facilitating Connections. We also identified key predictors of the frequency with which participants engaged in cultural mentoring, including rank, race/ethnicity, and discipline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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