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ERIC Number: ED449538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Effective Communication in Multicultural Classrooms.
Liao, Xiaofan
This research tries to determine effective intercultural classroom communication in the American higher education setting. Theories on classroom communication and intercultural communication (Uncertainty Reduction and Communication Accommodation) are used to build the framework. Subjects were four professors from three different academic departments (who were interviewed) and 38 international students who had been studying in the United States for at least one year and who completed a questionnaire. It is shown that effective intercultural communication could be attained in classrooms if teachers understand the process and develop an intercultural communicative perspective toward it. The conclusion includes some pragmatic principles for teachers teaching in the college/university multicultural classrooms. (Contains 32 references. Appendixes contain the interview guide and the questionnaire.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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