ERIC Number: ED341307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
University Teaching across Cultures: Lessons from U.S. Fulbrighters in Southeast Asia and Their Colleagues in Thailand.
This book is an inquiry into university teaching across cultures and includes, in Part 1, a cast study of the nature of the university workplace in Thailand, and in Part 2, common instructional problems and solutions faced by Western professors teaching in the Southeast Asian context. Within Part 1, "The Nature of the University as a Workplace: A Case Study in Thailand," separate sections address the following: key contrasting attitudes in the workplace, demographic behavior and academic characteristics, the Thai university professor, gender issues, common early work-related misconceptions of new Western professors, culturally sensitive strategies and techniques for mitigating early difficulties in the job, research activities common the in university setting, dominant perceptions held by hosts of the roles and professional behaviors of Western professors, and in the final section, a broader perspective on the various roles of Western professors in the Thai university community. Part 2, "Instructional Strategies for University Teaching Across Cultures," touches on planning instructional presentations for concept attainment and student motivation, team teaching, classroom assistants, instructional techniques, language supports, and evaluation. Sixty-four notes accompany the text. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Central Univ., Durham.; United States Information Service, Bangkok (Thailand).; Chiang Mai Univ. (Thailand).
Identifiers: Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program; Southeast Asians; Thailand