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ERIC Number: ED559711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Patterns and Impacts of Short-Term Cross-Cultural Experience in Science and Mathematics Teaching: Benefits, Value, and Experience
Kanyaprasith, Kamonwan; Finley, Fred N.; Phonphok, Nason
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A v5 n7 p500-509 Jul 2015
This study evaluates a cross-cultural experience in science and mathematics teaching in Thailand--an internship program. In this study, qualitative data sources including semi-structured interviews, classroom observations, and pre-post questionnaire were collected from five groups of participants, which were: (a) administrators; (b) Thai cooperating teachers; (c) Thai students; (d) Thai graduate students; and (e) American graduate students. The results of data analysis from this study can be classified into six categories including: (a) role of participants; (b) value in teaching; (c) value in learning language; (d) value in learning different cultures; (e) value in professional and personal change; and (f) suggestions for the program. The research findings suggest that the future cross-cultural internship program can be developed as a school professional development program. The benefits and value that the participants have experienced are beyond the language learning.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand