ERIC Number: EJ952934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
"Egypt in Transition": Uniting Service-Learning and Short-Term Study-Abroad
McMullen, Mike; Penn, Everette B.
Intercultural Education, v22 n5 p423-436 2011
Study-abroad has become a popular method for promoting international education in university curricula. Yet, with today's growing non-traditional student who is older, working, and increasingly a member of a racial/ethnic minority group, traditional study-abroad programmes of a semester or year abroad have become more problematic, if not impossible. The paradigm of short-term study-abroad, combined with a service-learning pedagogy, expands the opportunities for non-traditional students to have an international educational experience. This dual approach is applied to a study-abroad course in Egypt, using a "Service-Learning Cross-Cultural Research" pedagogy. Data from student participants in our programme (based on qualitative data from student reflection papers, focus group interviews and student discussions) indicate an expanded global awareness, changed career goals and greater appreciation for cross-cultural dialogue.
Descriptors: International Education, Focus Groups, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Minority Groups, Study Abroad, Nontraditional Students, Service Learning, Race, Ethnic Groups, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Cultural Awareness, Career Choice, Intercultural Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt