ERIC Number: EJ726442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 10
Teaching Abroad: A Cross-Cultural Journey
Journal of Education for Business, v80 n6 p322 Jul-Aug 2005
In this study, the author explored (a) the impact of culture on the process of adapting to academic employment and life in Cairo, Egypt and (b) the meaning derived from her experience abroad as a professor of management and adult learner. Experience with global travel may help instructors empathize more with foreign students and expatriate managers who are attending classes or executive MBA programs in the United States. In addition, the author sought to stimulate the sharing of similar experiences so that faculty members are better prepared to teach in foreign countries and conduct research during expatriation. She hopes to continue the discussion regarding the transferability of American management theories to foreign countries.
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Overseas Employment, Business Administration Education, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Cultural Differences
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Egypt (Cairo); United States