Michael A. Tarrant

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Over the past decade there have been increasing calls to develop the capacity of United States students to think and act globally (Stearns, 2009). One method of encouraging the civic of global citizenship is through study abroad (Tarrant, 2010). However, the educational value and legitimacy of study abroad, in particular short-term programs, has been(More)
Authors' contributions This work was carried out in collaboration between all authors. Authors LP, KRS, LS, DW, RP and MAT: (1) made substantial contributions to conception and design, (2) assisted in drafting the article and provided important intellectual content; and (3) gave final approval of the version to be published. All authors read and approved(More)
This article proposes that shifts in rural population and ecotzoniic gro~,t/i patterns I ~ I U J J help explain rising leilels qf support ,for environnzentul values in n ~ a n j ~ rural areus. In purricular, it ussesses cr tvorlel of "green t77igrarioi1" that a.s.sztn~es [hut doi~zestic in-migrution, i+lit/i its impacts on the character atzrl corliposirion(More)
The authors examined the interaction of 3 situational variables (activity type, location, and encounfer type) on 3 predicfors of perceived crowding (perceived, preferred and roleruble encounter levels). A toral of 310 koyakers and canoers and 356 rafrers completed on-site and mail-back surveys regarding their trip on the Nantahala River in North Carolina(More)
Short-term study abroad is the fastest growing area of international education and there is increasing interest in the role of modified applications of this form (e.g. faculty-led, field/environmental, and/or educational travel) in influencing global citizenship. Using an empirical database of over 650 students registered for a study abroad course in(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent events have heightened awareness of disaster health issues and the need to prepare the health workforce to plan for and respond to major incidents. This has been reinforced at an international level by the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, which has proposed an international educational framework. OBJECTIVE The aim(More)
Objective. To identify modifiable cardio-metabolic and lifestyle risk factors among indigenous populations from Australia (Aboriginal Australians/Torres Strait Islanders), New Zealand (Māori), and the United States (American Indians and Alaska Natives) that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Methods. National health surveys were identified where(More)
Short-term study abroad programs currently account for more than 50% of students who study overseas. Using an adaptation of the Value–Belief–Norm theory of proenvironmental behavior (Stern, 2000), we hypothesized that study abroad nurtures global citizenship related to ecologically conscious behaviors by strengthening core relations among environmental(More)
Few studies have employed experimental designs adequate for documenting the value added of studying abroad; that is, learning outcomes above and beyond that which may be achieved in domestic or traditional campus-based courses. Using a pre-/ posttest, two-by-two factor design of course location (study abroad vs. home campus) by course subject matter(More)
We examined whether participation (n = 623 students) in educational travel programs influenced support for environmental policies across different citizen types (justice-oriented, participatory, personally responsible, and non-citizen). Findings showed that (1) participation increased support for environmental policies across all groups, (2)(More)