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Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs

Book Description

The number of English language students in American schools has dramatically increased in recent years, creating a greater awareness of cross-cultural issues and considerations in education. Globalization as well as an increase in international exchange student programs has proven that pre-service teachers can benefit from traveling abroad and working with students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the value of travel abroad programs for pre-service educators, addressing the benefits and opportunities available when teachers gain cultural awareness and a better global understanding. Highlighting theoretical foundations, curriculum innovations, and specific challenges to overcome in the implementation of such programs, this book is an essential reference source for school administrators, university professors, curriculum developers, and researchers in higher education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    2. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Study Abroad Foundations
    1. Chapter 1: Developing a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program for Education Majors in a Non-English Speaking Country
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. ADDITIONAL READING
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      7. APPENDIX: PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST
    2. Chapter 2: Innovative Study Abroad Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MODELS OF STUDY ABROAD: PROGRAM PLANNING
      5. STUDY ABROAD TIMEFRAMES AND CURRICULAR DEVELOPMENT
      6. THE CURRICULUM DESIGN PROCESS
      7. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Experiential Learning in International Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THIS CHAPTER
      5. A MODEL INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR PRESERVICE TEACHERS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Preparing Culturally Competent Teachers through Faculty-Led Study Abroad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: The Importance of Intercultural Learning in Study Abroad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXAMPLES OF INTERCULTURAL LEARNING IN STUDY ABROAD
      5. ASSESSMENT OF INTERCULTURAL LEARNING
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Curriculum Innovation and Change: Teaching
    1. Chapter 6: Preservice Teacher Reflections about Short-Term Summer Study Abroad Experiences in Italy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELEVANT LITERATURE
      4. BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
      5. METHOD
      6. PARTICIPANTS
      7. CONTEXT
      8. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      9. FINDINGS AND KEY ISSUES
      10. EXPERIENCES AS AN ITALIAN LANGUAGE LEARNER
      11. SCHOOL
      12. OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH
      13. DISCUSSION
      14. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      15. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      16. REFERENCES
      17. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      18. ENDNOTE
    2. Chapter 7: Engaging Heads, Hands, and Hearts to Optimize Study Abroad Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES
      5. STRUCTURING OPPORTUNITIES WITH VISUAL FRAMEWORKS FOR UNDERSTANDING
      6. GUIDANCE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: Renewal in the Land of Eternal Spring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. CONTEXTS OF THE EXPERIENCE
      6. THE JOURNEY: EACH OF US FINDS OUR WAY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Curriculum Innovation and Change: Language Development
    1. Chapter 9: Meaningful Language and Cultural Experiences for Future Teachers in Puerto Rico
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Integrating Study Abroad Curriculum in Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS IN THE TURKISH CONTEXT
      4. THE PRESENT STUDY
      5. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDY ABROAD CURRICULUM
      6. DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY ABROAD CURRICULUM
      7. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      8. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Language Teaching Strategies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. ATTENDANCE, PARTICIPATION, AND BLACKBOARD RESPONSES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Curriculum Innovation and Change: Higher Education
    1. Chapter 12: Study Abroad in Graduate Adult Learning Curriculum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADULT LEARNING
      4. TRANSFORMATIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
      5. ADULT LEARNING STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM AT VCU
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ADDITIONAL AREAS FOR RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 13: International Students' Learning Experience and Learning Outcomes in China through Summer Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CONTEXT OF THE STUDY
      5. METHODS
      6. RESULTS
      7. CHALLENGES AND FUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 14: Thoughtfully Preparing Business Students and Faculty for Study Abroad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: REMOTE AND DISTANCED GLOBALIZATION
      4. PREPARING TO MAKE THE CONNECTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 5: Opportunities and Challenges in the Innovation Process
    1. Chapter 15: Post Study Abroad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN TEACHER PREPARATION DEFINED
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. THE MAGNITUDE OF REFLECTION IN CLINICAL EXPERIENCES ABROAD
      6. PRE-MID-POST REFLECTIONS
      7. MATRIX OF CONSEQUENCES OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCES ABROAD
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 16: The Benefits and Challenges of Study Abroad in Teacher Education in a Neoliberal Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POSTGLOBAL FRAMEWORK
      4. THE BENEFITS OF STUDY ABROAD: PREDETERMINED TRANSFORMATIONS?
      5. THE CHALLENGES OF STUDY ABROAD
      6. THE HONDURAS STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTE
    3. Chapter 17: Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock for Students Returning from Study Abroad Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDY ABROAD AND RETURNING HOME
      4. STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMS TO DEAL WITH REVERSE CULTURAL SHOCK
      5. PRACTICAL AND MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors