A Case Study Exploring Ways to Increase Access to Education Abroad for Career and Technical Students With Limited Availability

A Case Study Exploring Ways to Increase Access to Education Abroad for Career and Technical Students With Limited Availability

Anne-Marie McKee (Volunteer State Community College, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6252-8.ch017

Abstract

This chapter looks into the experiences of the career and technical students who studied abroad and how their experiences affected them and transformed them in the years since studying abroad. The purpose is to examine the experiences of studying abroad for CTE students attending a rural-based community college. In this study, relevant categories and themes of meaning for CTE study abroad students were identified. One goal of this study was to see if these students' study abroad experiences affected them in the workplace and if the service-learning component of their study abroad experiences led to other altruistic practices.
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Methods

This study collected both primary data and secondary data. I examined nine years of documents, interviewed, and observed 14 students and two faculty members using a variety of qualitative method strategies. A nonprobabilistic, purposive sampling approach was used to identify subjects.

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