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Publications Related to International Contexts

Coressel, S. M.&,  Dirkx,J. M. (2011). Instructional capacity building in postsecondary education: Lessons from the developing world. In Proceedings of the Midwest Research to Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood University. (Available at http://www.lindenwood.edu/mwr2p/proceedings.cfm).

Dirkx, J. M., & Akulli, A. (2012). Engaging the small group experience: Pedagogical challenges and strategies in graduate, short-term study abroad programs. To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Forum on Education Abroad, Denver , CO: March 21-23.

Dirkx, J. M., Janka Millar, K., Akulli, & Sinclair, J. (2011). Fostering transformative dimensions of short-term study abroad for adult learners. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Indianapolis, IN: Oct 30 – Nov 4.

Dirkx, J. M. (2011). Rethinking faculty development in higher education: Lessons from the developing world. In M. Boucouvalas (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2011 CAIE Pre-conference (pp. 24-35), Indianapolis, IN: Commission for International Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.

Dirkx, J. M., Spohr, R, Tepper, L., & Tons, S. (2010).Transformative learning and international education: The experience of adult learners in short-term study abroad. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO: April 6.

Dirkx, J. M., Spohr, R, Tepper, L., & Tons, S. (2010). Adult learners and short-term study abroad: Formation or transformation? Proceedings of the Adult Education Research Conference, Sacramento, CA: Sacramento State University, June 10-12.

Dirkx, J. M., & Sinclair, J. (2010). Short-term study abroad for graduate students: Why bother?  Presented at the 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Chicago, IL: Feb 28 – Mar 5.

Dirkx, J. M., Spohr, R., Tepper, L., & Tons, S. (2009). Promise and problems of fostering transformative learning for adults in short-term study abroad programs, In D. Truty (Ed.)., Proceedings of the 28th annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Community, and Extension Education (73-78). Chicago: Northeastern Illinois University.

Dirkx, J. M., Jessup Anger, J. E., Brender, J. R., Gwekwerere, B., & Smith, R. O. (2007). Emotion and cross-cultural experience: The messy business of self-formation in adult learning. In L. Servage & T. Fenwick (Eds), Learning in community: Proceedings of the Adult Education Research Conference and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (pp.163-168). Halifax, Nova Scotia: Mount St. Vincent University.

Dirkx J. M. & Smith, R. O. (2006). Beyond culture shock: The meaning of affect and emotions in international education experiences. In E. P. Issaac (ed.), Proceedings of the 2006 Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Extrension and Community Education (pp. 43 – 48). St. Louis: University of St. Louis – Missouri, Oct 4-6.

Dirkx, J. M., Jessup Anger, J. E., Brender, J. R., & Gwekwerere, B. (2006). Beyond culture shock: Short-term study abroad for adult learners as a process of self-formation. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Nov 7-9, Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Janka Millar, K., and J. Schwille (submitted). Preparing Educators to Internationalize K-16 Curricula and Teaching: An Analysis of Funded Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPAs) Proposals. Comparative Education Review.

Janka Millar, K. (2010). International Professional Development for Teachers: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad 2003-2007. Unpublished dissertation. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.
http://gradworks.umi.com/34/35/3435121.html

Smith, R. O., Yamashita, M., Mancini, A., & Dirkx, J. M. (2005). The play of cultural difference: How individualist and collectivist cultures are manifest in online learning groups. In S. Conceição (Ed.). Proceedings of the 24 annual Midwest Research to Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing and Community Education (pp., 232-237). Milwaukee, WI: University of Wisconsin.

Unin, N, & Dirkx, J. (2011). Learning to lead as learning to learn: The experiences of Malay Women at Malaysian Public Universities (pp. 716 – 722). Proceedings of the Adult Education Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, CA: , Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. (Available at http://www.adulterc.org/applications/ClassifiedListingsManager/inc_classifiedlistingsmanager.asp.)