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The International Educator as a Practitioner-Scholar: Conducting Ethical Research - (WS11)

Sunday, May 27
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Member Fee: $349.00 | Non-member Fee: $489.00 | Student Pricing: $149.00

It is increasingly important that international programs reflect research-driven decision making. This workshop prepares faculty, staff, and graduate students to effectively implement, integrate, and conduct ethical research in an international program. Participants engage in writing, group, and discussion activities. Handouts and a resource list are provided.

Learning Objectives:

Peggy Shannon-Baker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Georgia Southern University

Dr. Peggy Shannon-Baker is a specialist in the area of international education. She has over 5 years experience in designing and leading faculty-led short-term study abroad programs from the USA to other countries. In one program, education students were mentored by Tanzanian primary and secondary teachers. In the other program, the students taught English as a Foreign Language in indigenous schools in Ecuador. Peggy has experience in recruiting and retaining under-represented students, developing service-learning programs, and working collaboratively with host communities. Peggy's research has been on the design of critically minded international programs from the USA that encourage discussions about race, gender, class, globalization, and ethics. Her dissertation was on students' experiences of culture shock. She has also participated in international programs as a student in Canada, Ireland, and Cameroon.


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Sarah J. Rutherford

Monash University

Dr Sarah Rutherford (B.A., Dip.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.,D.) currently lectures in Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Sarah is a specialist in the intersection of intercultural learning, international service, and international education. She has 10 years' experience in researching the design and implementation of short-term international service trips for secondary school students from Australia to developing nations. In one research project, the students engaged in a 14-day church-based service project on a Pacific Island Nation, and involved both the painting of churches and a music program for local youth. In another program, the students traveled to Nepal and engaged in an 8-day hike, followed by a 3-day service program for a remote school that was partly destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. Sarah has experience in situating and connecting the trips’ goals with curricular frameworks, and constructing teacher-leader development frameworks for the effective leadership of these programs. Sarah’s research has focussed on the capacity for international service activities to provide opportunities for intercultural learning, and identified ways in which this can be actively scaffolded and constructed. She has a particular interest in ethical and critical practice in international service work.


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