ERIC Number: EJ1077958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Exploring Intercultural Pedagogy: Evidence From International Faculty in South Korean Higher Education
Ghazarian, Peter G.; Youhne, Mia S.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v19 n5 p476-490 Nov 2015
International faculty mobility raises important questions about the relationship between culture and teaching in higher education. As international faculty members adjust to new cultural expectations, they may alter their teaching styles. This study uses survey data to examine the teaching styles of international faculty members in South Korea. The study considers whether international faculty assimilate into Confucian heritage classroom culture by testing the hypothesis that formal authority and expert teaching styles will correlate positively with the number of semesters an international faculty member has taught in South Korea. However, the results reject this hypothesis. The findings elucidate teaching styles used by international faculty members in Korea and provide a platform for further investigation into intercultural pedagogy in higher education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Faculty Mobility, Teaching Styles, Correlation, Acculturation, Hypothesis Testing, Confucianism, Cultural Influences, Traditionalism, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Gender Differences, Teacher Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea