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ERIC Number: EJ925703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Children's Perceptions of the Impact of Participation in an Intercultural Educational Programme
Hua, Zhu; Jiang, Yan; Watson, Jennifer
Language and Intercultural Communication, v11 n2 p142-160 2011
This paper examines the self-perceptions of sixteen 11-year-old UK children who took part in intercultural "Villages" organised by an international children's charity. The analysis of the data shows that only a short-term increase in Intercultural Communicative Competence was reported by the children immediately after the Village. The increase was neither statistically significant, nor evident nine months after the Village. However, the analysis of the children's self-report shows that most of the children were positive about the experience. Establishing, expanding and maintaining friendship constituted the primary aim as well as outcome of their intercultural learning. These research findings are discussed in the broader contexts of the ideology of global citizenship and the global spaces created through intercultural exchanges. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom