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ERIC Number: EJ934742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
A Comparison of Chinese and American Vocational Students' Viewpoints on International Education
Wang, Yuping; Talbert-Johnson, Carolyn
International Journal of Educational Reform, v20 n1 p2-15 Win 2011
The lack of intercultural competencies among secondary preservice and in-service students is one of the most significant issues facing education today. As schools, colleges, and university programs attempt to embrace the increasingly diverse student populations, mission statements have been revised and diversity initiatives designed to reflect support for a more inclusive philosophy for graduating interculturally competent students. There remains an unmet need, however, to expand American students' international experiences while ensuring that all candidates participate in a quality experience that promotes awareness of cultures, languages, world issues, global dynamics, and human choices. This study compared Chinese and American vocational students' viewpoints on their international experiences and their impact on the development of intercultural competencies. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China