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ERIC Number: EJ836973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Getting to Know You: Cross-Cultural Pen Pals Expand Children's World View
Shandomo, Hibajene M.
Childhood Education, v85 n3 p154 Spr 2009
In this article, the author described the Poplar Street-Naledi pen pal project. The goals of this project were to provide elementary school students with a broader view of the world, to increase their social and cultural awareness, to develop content knowledge of where their pen pals live, and to determine the impact of this project on student motivation for learning. Additionally, the project set out to determine the impact on preservice teachers' experiences in an American urban school setting. Results of the project enabled elementary school children to learn about and appreciate another culture. It also helped to provide preservice teachers with a positive appreciation of urban students' motivation and achievement potential. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; New York; United States; Zambia