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ERIC Number: EJ1070836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
A Western Professor in Singapore: Cross-Cultural Readings, Expectations, and Surprises in the Classroom
Freeman, Bradley
Journal of Research in International Education, v14 n2 p127-140 Aug 2015
The educational field is seeing an increased growth in English-language teaching opportunities abroad. This situation gives rise to a number of interesting research inquiries. For example, can teaching experience in one cultural context translate well into another? What do studies tell us about cross-cultural awareness and effectiveness of those teaching abroad and their students' proficiencies? This article introduces readers to literature that, while not always within the direct scope of international education, is made relevant given the specific case of an American professor's teaching experience abroad in Southeast Asia. The article is a case study comparing systems and discussing various literature related to cross-cultural matters, while also proposing multi-disciplinary research paths to explore.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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