This book is a practical guide to planning the first 5 to 7 years of a career in international education.
A compendium of experience and expertise from many professionals in the field of international educational exchange, and designed to prepare international educators and others to respond appropriately, expeditiously, and comprehensively to student crises.
Organized within three sections, Education Abroad and the Undergraduate Experience:
Critical Perspectives and Approaches to Integration with Student Learning and Development makes the case that learning abroad must be positioned within the work of the larger institution and students’ overall education. In doing so, it questions many current assumptions and stimulates thinking about the power of an integrative approach to education abroad to lead to lasting educative value. An integrative approach requires that students be afforded multiple opportunities and ongoing support to draw connections with their learning abroad with other dimensions of their undergraduate education.
Fully revised and updated, the book tackles the vital issues involved in English language testing. Computer-based and other alternative testing methods, ethical considerations, and the challenges of assessing test validity are among the topics covered.
This book examines international students' needs through the use of quotes, anecdotes, and reflection questions. It offers specific strategies, resources, and activities for responding to common instructional challenges.
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