Developing Global Competencies Through Community-Based Research Workshops in the Dominican Republic: A Case Study of a Research Training With Members of a Haitian Immigrant Community

Karie Jo Peralta (The University of Toledo, USA) and Shahna Arps (The University of Toledo, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 196
EISBN13: 9781522562221|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3462-4.ch010
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Abstract

The purpose of this case study is to illustrate how the planning and implementation of research training facilitated the authors' practice of skills and enactment of values and attitudes that are necessary to be effective global citizens. At the outset of the chapter, the authors introduce the social and cultural context of the research training. Then, they present the processes of creating and executing the research training by identifying the steps they took to adapt a pre-designed research manual and engage participants in workshop activities. Next, the authors explain how certain aspects of the training allowed them to practice and exhibit their commitment to global competencies. In conclusion, the authors use the lessons they learned to offer suggestions for engaging host organizations and community partners in activities before launching a study abroad course and to identify the everyday opportunities for educators to develop their global competencies.
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