Introduction; Designing Transformation in International Education - Robert Selby; PART I: THEORY OF INTERCULTURAL GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION: On Educating Global Souls: The Role of International Educators - Janet Bennett; Intercultural Competence: A Definition, Model, and Implications for Education Abroad - Darla Deardorff; Growth and Transformation Outcomes in International Education - Joseph G. Hoff; Experiential and Affective Education for International Educators - Victor Savicki; Transformational Learning and International Education - Amy Hunter; PART II: RESEARCH ON THE PROCESSES OF INTERCULTURAL GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION: Contrasts, and Changes in Potential and Actual Psychological Intercultural Adjustment - Victor Savicki, Frauke Binder, and Lynne Heller; Tuscan Dreams: Study Abroad Student Expectation and Experience in Siena - Keith Chambers and Anne Chambers; Intercultural Development: Topics and Sequences - Victor Savicki, Ingrid Adams, and Frauke Binder; Acculturative Stress, Appraisal, Coping and Intercultural Adjustment - Victor Savicki, Eric Cooley, and Rosemary Donnelly; PART III: APPLICATIONS TO ENHANCE INTERCULTURAL GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION: Action Methods for Integration of Experience and Understanding - Frauke Binder; Italy: Everyday Another Soulful Experience to Bring Back Home - Silvia Minucci; The Eye of the Beholder: Study Abroad in Spain Viewed Through Multi-Cultural Lenses - Carmen Arrue; Case Studies for Integration of Experience and Understanding While Studying in Vienna - Frauke Binder; International Service Learning: Volunteering within a Twist - Margaret D. Pusch and Martha Merrill; Dynamics of Cultural Contexts: Meta-perspectives on the Study Abroad Experience - Kris Lou and Gabriele Bosley; Narratives of Intercultural Transformation: Student Perspective Transition - Ingrid Adams; Synthesis and Conclusions - Robert Selby and Victor Savicki.
Victor Savicki is Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Western Oregon University. His recent research has focused on stress, coping and adjustment in cross-cultural settings. He has participated in a variety of study abroad programs both as an instructor and a researcher.
"Savicki and contributors urge educators to craft international opportunities for learning based in experiential and reflective practices. Combining educational theory, program assessment, and pedagogical design, their essays serve as a guide for educators hoping to lead students toward transformation through intercultural exchange."-- (10/01/2008)