chapter  17
Using Theory in Research II: Atypical Cross-Cultural Experiences That Lead to Growth
ByEric Miller
Pages 25

In this chapter, I present a qualitative case study on the experience of one liberal arts co-op student at Antioch College. The study transgresses theoretical boundaries between experiential learning, cross-cultural experiential learning, and identity theory from an African-American studies perspective. The interpretation of the data from this study will say nothing directly about the employability of this student, the role of faculty or employers, or program assessment. It does, however, explore the meanings he took from his co-op experience and will help us better understand how he and perhaps others experience life in the American cultural landscape.