ERIC Number: ED333169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Design and Delivery of Training for International Students: A Case Study.
Hites, Jeanne M.
A descriptive case study examined cultural traits that are critical to instructional design and that most affect the delivery of instruction and the learning of instructional content designed and delivered by one culture for other cultures in an industrial environment. Data were collected using surveys, structured interviews, the critical incident technique, and documentation analysis. Respondents included 29 students from 6 countries, 20 instructors, 1 educational technologist, and 2 administrators. The most critical conditions were cultural values and language factors. The most effective methods were micro-strategies, management strategies, and delivery strategies. The most important traits brought to training by international students were value differences, language, and vocabulary difficulty. The most frequently mentioned value differences were about education and authority. The other two top ranked differences were motivation and group orientation. Language difficulty limited achievement of course objectives. Training designed for international students should ameliorate cultural and language factors through appropriate instructional strategies. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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