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Shiveley, James; Misco, Thomas – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
In recent years, teacher education programs across the country have worked to increase the focus on global competency among the skills needed for a beginning teacher. For the purposes of this study, global competency is defined as, "a body of knowledge about the world regions, cultures, and global issues, and the skills and dispositions to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Experience, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Willis, Tasha Y. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Racial microaggressions are racial slights and subtle insults aimed at people of color. These may be verbal, nonverbal, and/or visual, and may be automatic or unconscious. The term microaggression is also applied to women or other groups in society who experience oppression. While it has been established that students of color often face racial…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Minority Groups, Females
Giedt, Todd; Gokcek, Gigi; Ghosh, Jayati – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
This paper argues for a reimagining of education abroad that fuses short-term programming with some kind of experiential research component led by home campus disciplinary faculty, especially those in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, in order to better integrate the study abroad program into the core undergraduate…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Research, Study Abroad, Educational Innovation
Shadowen, Noel L.; Chieffo, Lisa P.; Guerra, Nancy G. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The growing popularity and push for engagement in education abroad programs in the U.S. and globally, coupled with the need to demonstrate tangible benefits, has increased focus on how best to assess impact beyond academic outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to develop and validate a brief education abroad assessment that focuses on key…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Measures (Individuals), Learner Engagement, Outcome Measures
McLeod, Mark; Carter, Vince; Nowicki, Steve; Tottenham, Dana; Wainwright, Philip; Wyner, Dana – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The goal of most if not all study abroad programs is to provide students with a set of life experiences that will broaden their perspectives and expectations and have a positive impact on the way they live and think. Over the past decade, the education abroad field has experienced tremendous growth, diversification and complexity. This expansion…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Experience, Socialization, Learning Theories
Heinzmann, Sybille; Künzle, Roland; Schallhart, Nicole; Müller, Marianne – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Skills in several foreign languages are among the core competencies demanded in today's multicultural, mobile and connected society. Foreign language teaching must promote the development of intercultural competence (IC) and adaptability. The present study was carried out in Switzerland among upper secondary school students, many of whom are…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning
Pyper, Marcie J.; Slagter, Cynthia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
This article reports on the results of undergraduate students that studied abroad (SA) and primary underlying factors behind their successful language study. The 189 participants were undergraduate students that studied abroad (Spain, Peru, and Honduras) in one of three advanced Spanish language semester-long programs through a Midwest four-year…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
Poag, Trevor; Sperandio, Jill – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Universities increasingly prioritize intercultural learning experiences that prepare students to become competent professionals in an interconnected world (Egron-Polak, 2012; de Witt, 2009). Study abroad represents one such learning experience for U.S. university students. Study abroad programs, although varies in structure and curriculum, share…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Religion, Change, Foreign Countries
Shallenberger, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
It is commonly accepted that we should and often do learn from our mistakes, and it is also quite common to be afraid of making mistakes. International educators are no exception to the experience of learning from mistakes. This author describes a professional meeting where several of the attendees who had been in their field for decades shared…
Descriptors: International Education, Online Surveys, Interviews, Study Abroad
Wong, E. David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The Forum on Education Abroad's Ninth Annual Conference in 2013 was organized around the provocative theme, "Moving Beyond It Was Great." In the opening plenary speech, Lilli Engle warned the audience of study abroad researchers, leaders, administrators, and providers that study abroad programs were not as effective as they may want to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Since the early 1960s, there has been a steady increase in the number of students enrolled in institutions of higher education outside of their home countries. This study contributes to the information available to study abroad professionals seeking to guide students in selecting programs that are best suited to their individual characteristics…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Predictor Variables, Preferences, Models
Anderson, Philip H.; Hubbard, Ann; Lawton, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
To date, student motivation for electing to study abroad has not been incorporated into study abroad research as a potential factor influencing intercultural development. The authors of this study hypothesize that a student's motivation for studying abroad plays an important role in influencing the program a student selects and in determining what…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Pretests Posttests
Engberg, Mark E.; Jourian, T. J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Although many findings related to study abroad point to the myriad benefits of such experiences, these studies focus more exclusively on direct effects (Engberg, 2013; Vande Berg, Connor-Linton, & Paige, 2009), overlooking a number of process-oriented variables that mediate the development of different outcomes associated with study abroad…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education
Medina, Adriana L.; Hathaway, Jennifer I.; Pilonieta, Paola – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Teacher attitudes toward English language learners (ELLs) can affect what these students will learn. It has been noted that teachers with personal multicultural experiences are likelier to have a more positive attitude towards teaching ELLs (Youngs and Youngs, 2001). Thus, preparing future teachers is vital. This cannot be solely accomplished…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Student Experience
Xiao, Feng – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The ability to use language effectively in communication is regarded as important as knowledge of grammatical rules in the communicative competence models. Pragmatic competence, namely the ability to understand and use linguistic forms appropriately according to context, is thus accepted as a vital component of language ability. Recently,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Language Usage, Pragmatics
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