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ERIC Number: EJ934123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Disorienting Experiences during Study Abroad: Reflections of Pre-Service Teacher Candidates
Trilokekar, Roopa Desai; Kukar, Polina
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n7 p1141-1150 Oct 2011
This study examines the study-abroad experiences of pre-service teacher candidates at the Faculty of Education, York University, using transformative learning theory. Disorienting experiences are a crucial first step for perspective transformation; students reported facing racial dynamics, "outsider" status, risk-taking behavior and power relations. Students' utilized a variety of reflection opportunities; however, critical self-reflection imperative for transformation requires greater awareness of one's frame of reference. Future studies need to examine how students' specificities shape the realization of study-abroad goals for pre-service teachers and their ability to develop global consciousness and to work towards an equitable and just society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada