ERIC Number: EJ1205177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Study Abroad as a Cultural Competence Development Tool: Case Study Honduras
Dietz, Syntia Santos; Baker, Stanley B.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v41 n1 p104-124 Mar 2019
The purpose of this study was to acquire an in-depth understanding of a study abroad experience from a sample of eight participants using a case study approach. The theoretical framework was based on the Multidimensional Model of Cultural Competence (Sue and Sue 2003) and Relational Counseling Theory (RCT; Comstock et al. 2008). Program documentation, journal entries, and a follow-up survey were analyzed. Findings indicated that the study abroad program enhanced the cultural competence development of the participants. The importance of exposure and growth-fostering relationships, influences that the study abroad experiences may have on social justice and advocacy, and potential use of RCT in international counseling were highlighted.
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Journal Writing, Counselor Training, Outcomes of Education, Advocacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Honduras