Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

School of Teacher Education

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This project focuses on researching the effects of participation in WKU’s International Student Teaching Program on in-service and pre-service teachers. The program’s effect on teachers’ professional decisions made in the classroom and attitudes toward diversity in the classroom were the focus of this research. A mixed method approach of in-service teacher questionnaires and interviews, pre-service teachers interviews, and analysis of blogs/journals from in-service and pre-service teachers while they were abroad was used in this project. The results of the project have illustrated the benefits, as well as the professional, cultural, and character developments of participating in the WKU International Student Program for in-service and pre-service teachers.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Fred Carter

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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