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ERIC Number: EJ817940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Using Cultural Diversity in Teaching Economics: Global Business Implications
Mitry, Darryl J.
Journal of Education for Business, v84 n2 p84-89 Nov-Dec 2008
Globalization and increasing cross-cultural interactivity have implications for education in general and may also present valuable pedagogical opportunities in the practice of teaching economics for business students. Therefore, the author investigated this proposition and offers some empirical observations from research and teaching experiments. In this article, the author describes a procedure for using cultural-diversity measures in teaching economic principles courses. The author performed experiments to test the impact of a teaching approach that explicitly includes cultural-diversity measurements in classroom discussions and statistically tested student-learning outcomes using this approach. The findings support the contention that a valuable opportunity exists to enhance traditional teaching approaches by introducing measures of cultural diversity. The author concludes with analytical comments and suggestions for further research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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