ERIC Number: ED274383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Conflict in Higher Education. NADE Research Report, Number 4.
Mills, Johnnie Ruth; Simpson, Neal
Drawing from a recent research report, highlights of previous research, expert opinion, and practical experience, this report seeks to create in teachers, administrators, counselors, tutors, and other learning resource personnel an awareness of the influences of culture on them and their students. Part I takes a preliminary look at the culture conflict problem, examining "what we think we know," the concept of cultural baggage, the need for an expanded vision of culture, and the perspective of the victim of culture conflict. Part II examines the particular aspects of culture conflict, including its emerging patterns, educational values, educator participation, student teacher communication, the teaching/learning process, and ethnicity and race. Part III considers ways of dismantling the culture conflict problem, addressing the cognitive/affective needs of learners and educators, the hidden agenda of personal values, culture-bound factors of communication, cultural diversity and learning behavior, the learning environment, instruction, and institutional approaches and practices. Cultural adaptation and accomodation are the focus of part IV, which includes recommendations for affecting change, staff development, research programs, and practical ideas. Finally, part V lists significant points that participating students and educators suggested for future scrutiny. (EJV)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Culture Conflict, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Intercultural Communication, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Student Relationship
National Association for Developmental Education, P. O. Box 60227, Chicago, IL 60660 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Developmental Education.