Cultural Immersion; Instructional Strategy; Multicultural Competency Development
Multicultural counselor training has utilized cultural immersion to stimulate students’ multicultural competency development. This article discussed a pilot study which experimented with a new instructional strategy of cultural immersion in a multicultural counseling class. This strategy intended to study the effectiveness of a cross-national emailing project (CNE) on students’ multicultural competency development. Multicultural Counseling Inventory (MCI; Sodowsky, Taffe, Gutkin, & Wise, 1994) was used to measure the multicultural competencies of 13 female counseling students from the United States in this semester-long project. Both quantitative and qualitative results supported the positive development of multicultural competency in cross-national emailing.
Yuh-Jen Guo, Shu-Ching Wang, Marilyn F. Corbin, Craig Wynne, and Shelly R. Statz