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ERIC Number: EJ1214116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Cross-Cultural Confusions amongst Diverse Colleagues: What Teachers' Narratives Reveal about Intergroup Communication
Green, Jennifer
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v40 n3 p386-398 2019
Teacher-led initiatives built upon relationships, moral purpose, and a commitment to act have the potential to bring about change in twenty-first century schools. In order to implement and sustain change, teachers must collaborate with diverse colleagues and members of the school community. Intergroup communication across cultural and linguistic divides, though not impossible, is challenging as the data from this study shows. The purpose of the qualitative study was to explore factors that influenced teachers' thinking, behavior, and interactions as they designed and implemented a dual language education program for English Language Learners. Narrative inquiry though a heuristic lens allowed for the gathering of stories that illustrate the lived realities of the participants. Teachers' narratives reveal emergent themes regarding cross-cultural confusions amongst colleagues, warranting further study of intergroup communication in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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