ERIC Number: EJ868239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Preparing Culturally Competent Health Educators: The Development and Evaluation of a Cultural Immersion Service-Learning Program
Tremethick, Mary Jane; Smit, Eileen M.
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v12 p185-193 2009
The United States is becoming an increasingly diverse culture. To function in this diverse setting, health education students need opportunities to develop cultural competence. Cultural immersion service-learning courses are one way to meet this need. Using a combination of literature review and experiences with a cultural immersion service-learning course in Honduras, the authors explore important issues associated with the development of a cultural immersion service-learning course for health education students. Activities during he immersion as well as pre and post immersion activities and evaluation are discussed long with the challenges and rewards of working in a developing country.
Descriptors: Health Education, Foreign Countries, Rewards, Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness, Service Learning, Immersion Programs, Developing Nations, Cultural Differences, Student Attitudes, Diaries, Reflection, Teacher Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Honduras