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ERIC Number: EJ870913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Teaching towards an Ethnorelative Worldview through Psychology Study Abroad
Pedersen, Paula J.
Intercultural Education, v20 suppl S1-2 pS73-S86 2009
This paper shares the results of research assessing the outcomes of teaching towards an ethnorelative worldview through psychology study abroad. Action research assessing the efficacy of intercultural pedagogy integrating psychology and the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) was conducted. Results of two different study-abroad classroom research studies are reported and contrasted. A two-week short-term study abroad including cultural comparative pedagogy with an emphasis on multiple perspectives and on-site facilitated reflection achieved significant changes in IDI subscales. Contrasted with year-long study-abroad "island" classroom research, including group comparison with and without intentional intervention, results suggest that the pedagogy and the duration of study abroad make a difference in student intercultural growth. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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