Enhancing global understanding with study abroad: Ethically grounded approaches to international learning

Denise Gammonley, Karen Smith Rotabi, Dorothy N. Gamble

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Abstract

Expanding opportunities for short-term overseas study require social work educators to consider ethical implications of these courses. Maximizing global understanding requires skillful facilitation, culturally respectful engagement, and learning activities consistent with ethical codes. Drawing on 10 years of experience leading study abroad trips the authors outline principles for instruction grounded in values of social justice, dignity and worth of the person, and the importance of human relationships. Successful study abroad programs expand student understandings of the impact of globalization. Reciprocity between participants and host country nationals is promoted with interactions based on mutual respect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-135
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Teaching in Social Work
Volume27
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 29 2007

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural training
  • Ethics
  • Global perspective
  • Globalization
  • International education
  • Study abroad

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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