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ERIC Number: ED524857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 150
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-2719-5
An Exploration of What Happens when Second and Third Graders in Two Countries Interact through a Technology Enhanced Multicultural Collaboration
Richards, Brenda Eklund
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina
This study used qualitative methodology to document what happened when two groups of children--a second grade class in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. and a third grade class in Amman, Jordan--collaborated on a technology enhanced cultural exchange. Key aspects of this project included dialogic collaboration based upon Short's (2003) model of cultural self-reflection and cross-cultural exchange. In addition, literature and language arts engagements were used as tools for sparking interest and sharing. Findings suggest that such collaborations not only increase student skills in content areas such as reading, writing, social studies, and technology but also help to foster children's understandings of the their own cultures and spark interests in other cultures. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan; South Carolina