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ERIC Number: EJ786108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Exchange Programs for Educators: American and Russian Perspectives
Rapoport, Anatoli
Intercultural Education, v19 n1 p67-77 Feb 2008
International exchange and training programs play a significant role in the development of international cooperation between educators from different nations. More and more teachers and school administrators participate in exchange programs and implement new curricular and instructional practices in their institutions. This paper presents findings of a phenomenological interpretive case study of the impact of international exchange programs for educators on their participants' pedagogical practices, social status and professional careers. The study was conducted in 2005 in the US and Russia. Through observations and in-depth interviews with 35 informants, the author compares the perception of exchange programs and their outcomes for American and Russian alumni. The findings demonstrate differences and similarities in participants' perspectives on their roles in international programs and on the application of program outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; United States