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ERIC Number: EJ1069612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
A Cross-Cultural Teacher Training Program for Singaporean Muslim Students
Bowering, Margaret
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v32 n3 Article 2 p14-26 Aug 2007
Drawing upon evaluations of a teacher-training program for Muslim participants presented by Edith Cowan University staff in Singapore, this case study provides readers with insights into program design and management. It reports on lecturer and student attitudes as revealed in evaluations of the Singapore short course. In drawing the conclusion that attention must be given to cultural matters such as religious values and obligations and issues of language and assessment, the article asks the reader to rethink the universality of prevailing notions about internationalisation, particularly those relating to the necessary redesign of the curriculum. It ends with the suggestion that the by-product in terms of new knowledge and mutual understanding of such cross-cultural experiences for both teachers and learners may provide a valuable outcome of the internationalised curriculum.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A