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Cultural Sensitivity through a Short-term Mission Trip

Deborah A. George


A short-term mission experience may be one means of facilitating the development of core values, in particular social responsibility. This article provides an indication that there may be change in the knowledge and core values of graduate students, concerning the community needs and their social responsibility, after a week-long mission experience with a Navajo community. As previous research demonstrated, significance could not be established due to limited numbers of participating students. Future research with a larger sample size is indicated to further explore this form of service.


Cultural sensitivity; Short-term mission trip



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