Sam Pearson published ‘The student as ethnographer: Colonialism and connection in study abroad’ in The Journal of Christianity and World Languages. The editors of the journal have sought to provide a forum for educators who wish to publish research undertaken from a Christian perspective.
The editors of the journal note the importance of the analysis of student learning outcomes in a study abroad experience in Germany and dissonance communicated through student perceptions. The author draws upon mixed-methods research in student learning outcomes from study abroad to define a dissonance: student report high levels of satisfaction with their host cultures but do not report commensurate levels of host-culture immersion and engagement. The author suggests Christian perspectives to support learning and spiritual growth during culturally immersive experiences.
Pearson, S. (2018). The student as ethnographer: Colonialism and connection in study abroad. Journal of Christianity and World Languages, 19 (Spring 2018), 113-120. [Print only].