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Dervin, Fred; Chen, Ning; Yuan, Mei; Sude; Jacobsson, Andreas – Education and Society, 2020
This exploratory article represents an attempt to examine and problematize the links between the COVID-19 crisis and interculturality for education. Aiming at teacher educators, we review problems with the notion of interculturality in light of the crisis. We argue that these problems were not created by the crisis, but that the crisis unveiled…
Descriptors: Ideology, Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teacher Education, Democracy
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Amsler, Sarah; Kerr, Jeannie; Andreotti, Vanessa – Education and Society, 2020
As societies face unprecedented challenges that are global in scope and "more-than-wicked" in nature, educators and educational policy makers emphasize the importance of deepening knowledge about the causes of these problems, creating policies to address them more efficiently, and offering more compelling moral arguments that might…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Social Problems, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism
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Kanareva-Dimitrovska, Ana – Research-publishing.net, 2019
In this paper, methodological issues in tracing the evidence of Intercultural Competences (IC) in online intercultural exchanges or telecollaboration are examined. The possibilities and limitations of methods for analyzing IC occurrences are explored. By considering the complementarity of methods, the study contributes to advance the…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Competence, Computer Mediated Communication, Telecommunications
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Chalupa, Cynthia; Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
German, and increasingly French and Spanish, programs are by nature global because they attract graduate students and faculty from around the world. Most have studied the language and "big C" cultural products during their graduate studies, but they have not necessarily learned approaches for fostering intercultural communicative…
Descriptors: German, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, College Second Language Programs
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Sadykova, Gulnara; Meskill, Carla – Online Learning, 2019
As more distance education courses broaden their reach across borders, the chances of online classes being multicultural are high. This means that more often students may find themselves in courses designed for and by a host culture that differs from their own regarding its approach to teaching and learning. Compounding the difficulties inherent…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Online Courses, Cultural Pluralism
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Munandar, Muhammad Iwan; Newton, Jonathan – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2021
This paper reports on a multiple case study into the pedagogic beliefs and practices of Indonesian teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) regarding the teaching and learning of culture and interculturality in high-school EFL classrooms. Teachers from local general, vocational, and Islamic high-schools participated in the study. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Allen, Suzanne – Journal of International Students, 2018
The growth in international student enrollments in Australian pathways to higher education over the last decade is helping to broaden awareness of the presence of culturally diverse ontological perspectives. Nevertheless, tutors and students are still confronted with numerous difficulties that point to an inherent Western denial of cultural…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Bernardes, Rogerio P.; Black, Glenda; Jowi, James Otieno; Wilcox, Kevin – Critical Studies in Education, 2021
Using a critical approach, we studied the intercultural understandings of Canadian teachers who participated in a 3-week international teaching practicum in Kenya, 5-6 years before. Critical interculturality was used as the theoretical lens to explore the impact on teaching, constructions of identity, and power relations. We argue that while this…
Descriptors: Practicums, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Song, Yang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Based on ethnographic data, the present study examines how being critical has been understood, valued and practiced among students enrolled in international English-as-the-medium-of-instruction (EMI) Master's porgrammes in a top-rated comprehensive university in China. Drawing on the Foucauldian ethico-political axes of self-formation, this…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Holliday, Adrian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Interviews with a small group of doctoral students at a British university indicate that the students feel that the programme provides an environment within which they develop interculturality through reflexive engagement with the PhD community and in some cases with the participants in their research. Significant here is that they are…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, International Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Smolcic, Elizabeth; Arends, Jessica – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
The "achievement gap" for English learners and those of marginalized groups has been documented for well over a decade. It is widely recognized that socioeconomic status, language, and the fluid construct of culture play significant roles in school learning. However, despite the dismal academic progress of students learning English in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences, Teacher Competencies
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Bittner, Virginia; Meisert, Anke – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Current developments such as globalisation, migration and the movement of refugees have led to an enhanced cultural diversity of learners globally. Consequently, teachers in schools are faced with the growing demand to integrate interculturality into their teaching practices. Fifteen biology teachers in Germany were interviewed regarding the…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education
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De Martino, Sandro – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This case study describes the "Bologna-München" Tandem, a cross-border collaboration which began in 2011. The aim of the collaboration is to give students studying Italian at the Ludwig- Maximilians-University in Munich and students studying German at the University of Bologna the opportunity to experience interculturality through…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, German, Universities, Second Language Learning
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Fernández-Agüero, María; Chancay-Cedeño, Carlos – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify how Ecuadorian university teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) tackle intercultural teaching practice in their classrooms. To this end, we studied the reported intercultural practices of 68 EFL university teachers from Ecuadorian Region 4. Quantitative data drawn from a questionnaire were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Jin, Tinghe – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2020
This article draws on interview data to report how students of Mandarin in UK universities were exposed to and responded to 'Chinese culture' during their studies. The experiences that the students shared and the ways they responded demonstrated their understanding of cultural complexity, incorporating a fluid and dynamic view of culture as…
Descriptors: College Students, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Asian Culture
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