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ERIC Number: EJ893458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Cultural Competence: Its Influence on the Teaching and Learning of International Students
Nieto, Claudia; Booth, Margaret Zoller
Journal of Studies in International Education, v14 n4 p406-425 Sep 2010
This study investigates the influence of cultural competence on the teaching and learning process for instructors and students of higher education. It examines whether there is a difference in the level of intercultural sensitivity between university instructors and ESL students, whether ESL instructors and non-ESL instructors vary in their levels of intercultural sensitivity, the extent to which gender affects cultural competence, and whether levels of intercultural sensitivity creates additional challenges for these individuals on a college campus in the United States. Using mixed methods, the study found that instructors reported a higher level of intercultural sensitivity than college students; that females scored higher than males on intercultural sensitivity; and that a significant difference was found between ESL instructors and non-ESL instructors in the area of interaction engagement. Finally, only instructors (not students) revealed that culture and language were the greatest challenges for international students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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