Assessing Assessment: Important New Research in Education Abroad

October 21, 2010 Download pdf

Reviewed by Emily Gorlewski, Western Illinois University
No. 2, October 2010, Global Studies Literature Review

In Emily Gorlewski's Assessing Assessment: Important New Research in Education Abroad, she analyzes four recent research studies in the field that have gained attention for their insight into student learning transformation as a result of study abroad. Arguing for a "one size does not fit all" approach, Gorlewski wonders whether more focused studies might have as much of an impact as larger, multiyear projects.

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