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ERIC Number: EJ979173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
The Role of Faculty Members' Cross-Cultural Competencies in Their Perceived Teaching Quality: Evidence from Culturally-Diverse Classes in Four European Countries
De Beuckelaer, Alain; Lievens, Filip; Bucker, Joost
Journal of Higher Education, v83 n2 p217-248 Mar-Apr 2012
In the field of higher education, it has often been claimed that in culturally-diverse classes high levels of cross-cultural competence will result in better teaching performance among faculty. Unfortunately, to date this relationship has not been tested empirically. In this study, we examine the nature of this relationship using course-related survey data from faculty members (N = 46) teaching management-related courses to master's students (N = 1,219) in four EU countries (Belgium, France, Germany, and The Netherlands). Results demonstrate that cross-cultural competence (in particular showing a high degree of cultural empathy and being open-minded) is an important asset for faculty members whenever the educational program relies on (frequent) interactions between faculty members and students. (Contains 3 notes and 4 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: Belgium; France; Germany; Netherlands