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ERIC Number: EJ1219118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9283
Here Is the Place to Begin Your Explorations: An Autoethnographical Examination into Student Teaching Abroad
Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley
Educational Considerations, v45 n1 Article 4 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into culturally relevant pedagogy. As the need for teacher preparation programs to equip their students with global competence grows, cultivating undergraduates' abilities to appreciate diverse perspectives not only empowers them to thrive in an interconnected world but also enables them to meet the academic and social needs of their culturally diverse students. In this paper, the authors use an assortment of methods (such as classroom observations, research journals, artifacts, and freewriting) to document and reflect on their international student teaching practicums. Autoethnography serves as a methodological vehicle to promote reflection on personal experiences embedded within larger cultural contexts. These narratives are then filtered through the theoretical framework of transformative learning theory to produce reflective analyses of our habits of mind and cultivate autonomous thinking.
Kansas State University, College of Education. Available from: New Prairie Press. Kansas State University Libraries, 1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, KS 66506. Tel: 785-532-7444; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; Kansas; Finland