Department

Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Publication Title

International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

32

Last Page

47

ISSN

2167-8669

Keywords

study abroad, counseling, school counseling, New Zealand, California

Abstract

Seven counseling and guidance students from California participated in a study abroad program in which they were placed in a high school in Auckland, New Zealand, for one month. Their comments on the experience in response to researchers’ questions form the basis of this paper. They suggest that the participants benefited from being immersed in a culturally different context where they had to consider differences in school organization, counseling priorities, and students’ cultural mores. This immersion required them to think about their own professional values and to engage in high level learning, appropriate to masters level field experience work. They commented especially on different approaches to cultural and racial issues in New Zealand and California and on experiencing a counseling profession that is more focused on addressing social issues than on college readiness.

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John Winslade Tue 8/18/2015 4:22 PM Sent Items To: Michael Smithee ; Dear Michael, One question. Does the journal allow our article to be republished through the library on Scholarworks? With full acknowledgement of course. John Winslade. Wed 8/19/2015 10:17 AM Hi John, Yes, you may do so with full acknowledgement that the article was first published the IRR, volume 4...etc. and is re-printed/published with permission of the publisher. I hope the author/ladies are pleased with the results. Have they all graduated yet? Mike Michael Smithee, EdD President, SmitheeAssociates 5104 E Lakes Dr Deerfield Beach, FL 33064 Phone: 954-573-1280 Website: http://smitheeassociates.com/

Comments

This article was first published (Spring 2015) in International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, 4(2), 32-47.

It is republished with permission.

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