Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Rebecca Stroud-Stasel, PhD student in Education.

Topic: Teacher acculturation in the context of sojourning overseas.

Overview: While overseas teaching can offer many capacity-increasing opportunities plus a chance to see the world, there are many complicating factors that deserve greater scrutiny. For one thing, teacher turnover is higher overseas and in some schools, the rate in which teachers break their contracts is concerning. Among many challenges facing new teachers, those who go overseas to teach must additionally confront culture shock—or acculturation—as well as policyscapes.