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ERIC Number: EJ845158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Socio-Emotional Challenges in International Education: Insight into Reciprocal Understanding and Intercultural Relational Development
Ujitani, Eiko; Volet, Simone
Journal of Research in International Education, v7 n3 p279-303 2008
This article, arising from a study located in a Japanese education setting, analyses the socio-emotional challenges experienced by host (Japanese) and international (Australian) students as they interact in the same international education environment over a period of time. Students' multiple interpretations of critical incidents created by the researchers on the basis of recurrent challenges highlight that intercultural relational development is an interactive, dynamic process that requires sensitivity and reciprocal understanding. The Japanese location of the study contributes to redressing the dominance of studies conducted in English-speaking host environments. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Japan