ERIC Number: EJ547589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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How Cultural Differences Affect Written and Oral Communication: The Case of Peer Response Groups.
Nelson, Gayle L.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n70 p77-84 Sum 1997
Peer response groups contribute to students' effectiveness as writers in any field, but cultural differences in communication affect interactions within the group. Culture-based dimensions on which communication may differ include individualism/collectivism, power distance, concept of "face," and communication style. Recommendations are made for addressing these issues among non-native English speakers at the college level. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Students, Communication Problems, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Limited English Speaking, Peer Evaluation, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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