The Ecology of Study Abroad for Language Learning: Synthesis and Interdisciplinary Insights
- Author(s): Bird, Matthew T;
- Rich, Peter J;
- Yanchar, Stephen C
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/L213151128
This report presents a review of study abroad research conducted from an ecological perspective (Kramsch, 2003; Leather & van Dam, 2003; van Lier, 2004) and identifies areas of inquiry that are lacking compared to second language acquisition and other fields (i.e., linguistics, psychology). It identifies value-based views as a high-priority area of interest and draws on frameworks in other fields to outline how language learning research could effectively describe the moral ecology of study abroad for language learning.