ERIC Number: EJ952285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
What Happens when Two Cultures Meet in the Classroom?
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v36 n4 p335-342 Dec 2009
The paper investigated four Chinese graduate students' perceptions of the major differences between North American and Chinese classroom teaching styles. Major differences in the following five areas were identified: 1) the teacher's role, 2) the student's role, 3) the form of class organization, 4) the teacher's expectations, and 5) the student's expectations. It then explored these four Chinese graduate students' North American classroom learning reality. Finally, the paper examined how they adjusted their classroom learning strategies and approaches accordingly so that they could adapt to the North American classroom environment.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, English (Second Language), Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Styles, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Confucianism, Classroom Communication, Learning Strategies, Classroom Environment, North Americans, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Adjustment, Teacher Role, Student Role, Class Organization, Teacher Expectations of Students, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China