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ERIC Number: EJ837908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Enhancing Global Understanding with Study Abroad: Ethically Grounded Approaches to International Learning
Gammonley, Denise; Rotabi, Karen Smith; Gamble, Dorothy N.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v27 n3-4 p115-135 Oct 2007
Expanding opportunities for short-term overseas study require social work educators to consider ethical implications of these courses. Maximizing global understanding requires skillful facilitation, culturally respectful engagement, and learning activities consistent with ethical codes. Drawing on 10 years of experience leading study abroad trips the authors outline principles for instruction grounded in values of social justice, dignity and worth of the person, and the importance of human relationships. Successful study abroad programs expand student understandings of the impact of globalization. Reciprocity between participants and host country nationals is promoted with interactions based on mutual respect. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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