Impact of short-term study abroad program: Inservice teachers' development of intercultural competence and pedagogical beliefs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ye He, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Kristine Lundgren, Associate Professor (Creator)
Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost for International Programs and Director of QEP on Global Engagement (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A comprehensive study abroad program is one of the most effective ways to prepare multicultural and global teachers. However, in teacher education, most of the study abroad programs are designed for preservice teachers. In this study, we detailed the design of a short-term study abroad program for inservice teachers and reported on the impact of the program not only on teachers’ intercultural competence development, but also their teaching beliefs and practices. Discussions and implications were provided for educators designing study abroad programs for teachers.

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Teaching and Teacher Education. 66: 147-157.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Teacher education, Inservice teachers, Study abroad, Intercultural competence, Personal practical theory

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