Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Higher Education

First Advisor

Franklin A. Tuitt

Keywords

African American, Critical Race Theory, International Education, Race, Study Abroad

Abstract

As U.S. colleges and universities face increasing pressures to prepare graduates to succeed in a global environment, African American students continue to be underrepresented in study abroad participation. In-depth interviews and a critical race theory framework were utilized to examine how six African American undergraduates experienced study abroad. Findings were organized around participant backgrounds, motivations, and goals for study abroad; lived experiences abroad, with an emphasis on the effects of race and racism; expectations; and meanings and outcomes ascribed to study abroad by the participants. The study findings offered a counternarrative to deficit-based discussions of African Americans and study abroad participation, and highlighted the importance of examining race and racism in study abroad experiences and outcomes.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Karyn L. Sweeney

File size

203 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Higher education

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