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ERIC Number: ED490740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 178
Abstractor: Author
Themes and Images That Transcend Cultural Differences in International Classrooms
Van Hook, Steven R.
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Educators of international students are frequently challenged to cope with a clashing diversity of cultures in a classroom setting. This study examined what sorts of themes and images might resonate across nationalities and cultures, which could then be used as tools to aid an instructional framework for international education. The study employed mixed qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and analyze transculturally (culturally transcendent) resonant images and themes. International students viewed and rated a series of video clips presented in the context of global business courses. The study findings indicate applied themes and images including babies, animals, relationships, sports, life cycles, and self-image may help evoke a positive transcultural resonance. The findings were used to consider instructional applications for more effective learning in international classroom settings. These findings may also provide a foundation for international educator training, as well as enhanced accessibility to global education significant to inclusive social change. Appended are: (1) Measurement Instrument; (2) Student Consent Form; (3) Subject Group Descriptions; (4) Subject Group Descriptive Analyses; (5) Subject Group Comparisons; (6) Instrument Reliability Data; and (7) Pilot Study Descriptive Analyses. (Contains 6 figures.) [Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University.]
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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