ERIC Number: EJ1076208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Critical Consciousness through a Cross-Cultural Immersion Experience in South Africa
Choi, Kyoung Mi; VanVoorhis, Richard W.; Ellenwood, Audrey E.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v43 n4 p244-261 Oct 2015
Using phenomenological approaches, the author explored the meanings and essences of a cross-cultural immersion experience in South Africa among counseling master's-level students. Five core themes--the meaning of being American, sociopolitical awareness, engagement with South Africans and their communities, appreciation of life, and commitment to change--characterized the development of critical consciousness (Freire, P., 1973, 2000). Findings support positive influences of cross-cultural immersion as an experiential pedagogical method for multicultural development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Graduate Students, Cross Cultural Training, Counselor Training, Consciousness Raising, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Social Change, Community Involvement, North Americans, Service Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa