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ERIC Number: EJ1380128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
EISSN: EISSN-2380-8144
A Global Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Project to Develop Cultural Humility in Educators of Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Rose, Amy; Cooper-Duffy, Karena; Molefe, Bontle Pauline
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v35 n1 p82-114 Apr 2023
A four-week global interdisciplinary service-learning project to Botswana, was developed to increase cultural humility and cross-cultural communication skills in 12 current and future educators of children with autism and developmental disabilities. Participants worked alongside peer educators in eight different special education units across different regions of Botswana to create curricular activities that can be used in classrooms in both countries. Instruction in Botswana education, culture, language, history, and traditions was provided along with immersion in daily Botswana life. The present study examines the impact of these experiences on participant growth of cultural humility and cross-cultural communication skills. Results indicated increases in cultural humility for all participants, with the greatest increases for the stages of integration and intercultural communication. Individual growth varied based on factors such as previous experiences, chronological age, and flexibility. In this paper, we discuss details of the project, results, limitations, and implications for practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana; United States
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