Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this study was: What are the lessons teachers trained in the US learn through the experience of teaching internationally? A group of 61 participants with experience teaching in the US and in international schools completed a survey with both quantitative and qualitative questions regarding school climate and support, instructional practices, cultural differences, and overall satisfaction teaching at an international school. The data revealed that most of the international teacher participants did not have any intentions of returning back to the United States to teach again after teaching internationally. The results of this study show that teaching internationally has a very high satisfaction rate with some contributing factors being the high sense of community and collaboration amongst colleagues at international schools, a better work/life balance provided and having more student-focused teaching methodologies instead of test-driven curriculums. Limitations, implications and recommendations for further research are also discussed.
Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)
ESL/ ELLs, International Teaching, Multicultural Education, Teachers/ Teaching
Berger, Olivia, "What Are The Lessons Teachers Trained In The U.S. Learn Through An Experience Of Teaching Internationally?" (2021). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4522.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations