ERIC Number: ED471505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-20
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Crouching Tiger in a Corn Field: Doctoral Mentoring for East-West Cultural Understanding.
Bright, Larry K.; Yang, Jack Fei
The University of South Dakota, which has the only doctoral level program in the state for the field of education, has mentored more than 150 Taiwanese students in its Division of Educational Administration. The participation of these students has created a global experiment for higher education and a learning context in which Eastern and Western cultures can be exchanged in sensitive and meaningful ways. This paper focuses on the development of the learning context through the use of mentoring principles in teaching at the doctoral level. The history of the United States-Taiwan linkage is traced, and the personal experiences of a senior faculty member and a doctoral student are described. The focus is on the primary importance of mentoring and the mutual adult sharing of culture in a quality, engaged, adult learning community. (Contains 12 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education
For full text: http://www.eriche.org/ASHEpapers02/Bright-Crouching%20Tiger.PDF.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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