An Art Education and Cultural Learning Program for Korean Teachers: Six Korean elementary teachers have experienced culture, arts, and education in Florida during a month
The purpose of this study is to discover the stakeholders essential nature, meaning, and value of the intensive one-month Florida based art education and cultural learning program for the South Korean elementary school teachers. Based on a phenomenological study, data sources included in- depth interviews with six Korean teachers, the program coordinator, the program administrator, the Korean program coordinator at the teacher participants home university, and two program assistants from a university in north Florida, intensive observations of whole events and activities, and review of the teacher participants research journal notebooks, materials, and documents. Findings indicate that the program can encourage the teacher participants and other stakeholders to understand people in different cultures, provide participants who are interested in studying abroad with a beginning experience, and begin, through firsthand experience, to adjust their fixed or stereotypical views of cultures other than their own through the construction of new cultural perspectives.
488 pages; Publisher:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (February 22, 2009); Language:
About the Author
Jaehan Bae was an elementary school teacher for four and a half years in Daegu, South Korea. He earned his doctor of philosophy in art education from the Florida State University and is an art professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
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