Lecture Notes in Education
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Preparation Propositions for Short-Term Teaching Abroad: A Literature Review


Emilee M. Cruz * 1

1 College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida

Corresponding Author

Emilee M. Cruz


teaching fellowship, teacher preparation, volunteer teaching, international teaching, short-term teaching


Both certified teachers and volunteers participate in short-term teaching experiences abroad, but the length of time is concerning in terms of teacher preparation. This paper reviews the body of research that has investigated the teaching methods and short-term program practices that prepare teachers for short-term experiences teaching abroad. The review suggests a program including professional development, deliberate reflection, and cultural and language immersion be offered for teachers before, during, and following their short-term experience. The review also offers direction for future research including the need for experimental and causal-comparative research on the effects of short-term international teachers on student achievement.


Emilee M. Cruz. Preparation Propositions for Short-Term Teaching Abroad: A Literature Review. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 114-122. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021178.


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