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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)


This paper is a foreign perspective on four issues: Responsibility and Student-Centered Learning, Group Process, Experiential Learning, and Culture and Individuality in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont. Personal Experiences as a student and student-teacher are combined to address these issues as they relate to foreign students at the school. The central theme is responsibility. Each section marks a disctinct stage and describes the author's development of the ability to take responsibility for learning in a system that is fundamentally different from her own. The author concludes with the view that foreign students are in a position of greater vulnerability at the school.


Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services | Teacher Education and Professional Development