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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Sarahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T04:23:49Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T04:23:49Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.submitted2012en_US
dc.identifier.other(ALMA)contempen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/12652
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed.D.)--Boston University PLEASE NOTE: Boston University Libraries did not receive an Authorization To Manage form for this thesis or dissertation. It is therefore not openly accessible, though it may be available by request. If you are the author or principal advisor of this work and would like to request open access for it, please contact us at open-help@bu.edu. Thank you.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the influence an overseas teaching experience has on teaching decisions. Previous research has focused on preservice teachers and student teachers, but none have looked at licensed teachers and how their teaching decisions were different when they returned to teach in their home country. Through a questionnaire, face-to-face interviews, and classroom observations, the study found four areas that are influenced by an overseas teaching experience: global perspective, cultural empathy, culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum choices, and personal growth. No clear differences among the teachers were found for factors such as gender, race, or experience. Results suggest teachers who have taught overseas may have more cultural empathy for students of other backgrounds and English-language proficiency and a willingness to develop curriculum that encompasses more of a global perspective.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.titleThe influence an overseas teaching experience has on teaching decisionsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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