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ERIC Number: EJ1247599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
The Cultural Transitions Model: Moving beyond Culture Shock to Enhance Student Learning Abroad
Butler, Paige E.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v30 n4 p67-93 2019
The author argues that models of culture shock present a crisis response to cultural encounters and neglect key theories of student development. Drawing from interdisciplinary research, she presents a new model, the Cultural Transitions Model (CTM), to better support students as they encounter cultural transitions during study abroad. The CTM proposes a new framework to engage students as they prepare for, experience, and reflect upon their cultural transitions. The model and accompanying strategies seek to replace outdated language and paradigms and equip faculty and staff with effective methods for enhancing student learning in and out of the classroom to achieve desired education abroad outcomes.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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