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ERIC Number: ED511168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
A Comparative Study of History Interests between American and Chinese College Students
Dan, Yong-jun; She, Xiao-bo; Lan, William
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v6 n12 p59-66 Dec 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare the history interests between American and Chinese college students. Research studies have consistently shown that American students have very limited knowledge on their country's history. American college students usually do better than K-12 students, but their scores are still low. To address the issue, it is important to understand their history interest. By conducting a cross-nation comparison between American and Chinese college students, the authors found that American students had lower history interest than their Chinese counterparts, but the difference only existed on their positive feeling toward history. Suggestions have been made on how to increase American students' involvement in the history subject. "History interest inventory (college students)" is appended. [Part of this paper was presented at the International Conference of Chinese American Education and Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 12-13, 2009.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; United States