ERIC Number: EJ786071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Coping with High-Achieving Transnationalist Immigrant Students: The Experience of Israeli Teachers
Eisikovits, Rivka A.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n2 p277-289 Feb 2008
Little attention has been paid to teacher attitudes toward high-achieving culturally diverse student groups. This in-depth study focuses on the experience of Israeli teachers who tell the story of a decade and a half of educational work with their highly motivated, academically successful immigrant students from the Former Soviet Union. The paper explores the differential effect of subject matter and seniority on teachers' experience. It analyzes communication patterns between teachers and their high-achieving transnationalist immigrant students according to these parameters. Implications for the educational treatment of academic excellence among immigrant students in a globalized context are considered.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Immigrants, High Achievement, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Student Motivation, Teaching Experience, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Israel