ERIC Number: EJ913268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
International Education Travel and Youth of Color: College Is Too Late!
McLellan, Carlton E.
Education and Urban Society, v43 n2 p244-265 Mar 2011
Drawing on literature analyzing impacts of academic and professional early preparation programs for urban students, and particularly those of color, this article argues for the use of similar strategies to encourage and prepare youth from those backgrounds for international education travel. The central argument is that educators must focus more on motivating and reaching such youth prior to higher education, if they are to succeed in significantly diversifying participation in international education travel aimed at preparing global citizens. It suggests the use of early preparation programs specifically geared toward encouraging these youth to travel abroad (or at least consider it), as a method to positively influence efforts to increase their participation in international educational travel programs, like study abroad. The article is thus interdisciplinary in nature, attempting to link scholarship on early preparation programs and international education travel.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Travel, International Education, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Student Participation, Secondary School Students
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Education Level: Secondary Education
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