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ERIC Number: EJ822540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
International Field Experiences: The Impact of Class, Gender and Race on the Perceptions and Experiences of Preservice Teachers
Malewski, Erik; Phillion, JoAnn
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n1 p52-60 Jan 2009
We explore ways class, gender and race complicate perceptions and experiences of preservice teachers during an international field experience in Honduras. Data were collected over 5 years through observations, group discussions, course assignments, and on-site focus group interviews and post-trip individual interviews. An inductive approach combined with cross-comparative analysis reveal diverse ways class, gender and race shaped and re-shaped preservice teachers' perceptions of self, peers, and host community members. We conclude with a call for international cross-cultural experiences that encourage preservice teachers to critically examine their perspectives, positions in the host community, and learning during study abroad.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Honduras