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ELPA LR Presentation KCampbell

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ELPA LR Presentation KCampbell

  1. 1. Study Abroad Objectives The Accomplishments of Short-Term Programs Kathleen Campbell ELPA 701 · December 5, 2013
  2. 2. Introduction  Literature Review vs. Integrated Research Review  Goal  Rationale: recent trends  Increases in Study Abroad Dwyer, 2004; Lewis & Niesenbaum, 2005; McMurtrie, 2007; Rubin, 1996; Schwald, 2012; Wheeler, 2000  Increases in short-term programs Anderson et al., 2006; Dwyer, 2004; Festervand & Tillery, 2001; Martinsen, 2011; McKeown, 2009; McMurtrie, 2007; Medina-Lopez-Portillo, 2004; Rubin, 1996; Schwald, 2012; Slotkin et al., 2012; Wheeler, 2000  Research question: In what ways are the four objectives for study abroad, as identified by Anderson et al. (2006), met by short-term study abroad experiences?
  3. 3. Evernote Strategy 1962-2012 Academic Journals Books Tools Sources Methods Topical Timeline where applicable
  4. 4. Research Review  Academic benefits  Intercultural sensitivity development  Personal growth  Professional development
  5. 5. Academics  Most important objective?  What is it? How to test it?  Language acquisition  Comparing courses, unless faculty-led  Dwyer (2004) – 50 years  Graduate school, changing majors
  6. 6. Intercultural Sensitivity  Internal—not behavior  Test: Intercultural Development Inventory (Bennett, 1993)  Denialdefenseminimization acceptanceadaptationintegration  2 years
  7. 7. Personal Growth  Individual, subjective  ―Cognitive repositioning‖  Duration  How to get the most of it
  8. 8. Professional Development  Contacts  Direction of study  Soft skills  Theory to reality  Business students
  9. 9. Conclusions Summary of Findings and Implications
  10. 10. Findings & Implications  All objectives linked  In this relationship—implications  Organization of program: Quality/Quantity  Short-term leading to repeat or long-term  Completing and reinforcing objectives  Trends: white females and promotion
  11. 11. Connections & Implications  Academics-ICS  Need for language to truly immerse, but English can be blinding  ICS-Personal Growth  Immersion brings about personal challenges, questioning reality  Academics-ICS-Personal Growth  Direction in career  All  Direction in life
  12. 12. Future Research  More on personal and professional growth  Studies on academics outside of language  Results of English programs  Data from longer ranges—lasting effects?  Bigger and more diverse samples
  13. 13. Do short-term study abroad programs meet the four objectives? Yes— the extent depending on the program construction and the student
  14. 14. Discussion  Did any of the results surprise you?  What are your opinions on short-term or faculty-led programs?  Should any objective be prioritized?

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