ERIC Number: EJ1102702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Short-Term International Internship Experiences for Future Teachers and Other Child Development Professionals
Miller, Kari Knutson; Gonzalez, Amber M.
Issues in Educational Research, v26 n2 p241-259 2016
This paper examines outcomes associated with participation in short-term, international internship experiences. Results suggest short-term international internship experiences contribute to rich personal and professional development outcomes. Findings highlight participant challenges associated with initial internship experiences, professional growth in teaching skills and strategies, and personal growth in confidence, flexibility, and coping skills. Multicultural competencies and program-level learning goals were also supported through the international internship experience.
Descriptors: Child Development, Internship Programs, Faculty Development, Experiential Learning, Teaching Skills, Teaching Methods, Self Esteem, Coping, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; China