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ERIC Number: EJ1219111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9283
An Overlooked Aspect of Internationalization: Power Blocs and the "Cultural Other" in the Classroom
Samarji, Ahmad
Educational Considerations, v45 n1 Article 11 2019
As teachers, instructors, and educators, we strive to prepare our students to become global citizens and equip them with a degree of intercultural competence, where they can survive within a global economy and an interconnected world. However, we are sometimes too focused on the broader global picture and often overlook an essential component towards internationalization and globalization: the power blocs that exist inside our classroom. This article serves as a commentary to prompt teachers at schools, instructors at universities, and educators to ensure that a major component of our teaching and learning practice should be focused on blurring the boundaries between students of different/competing power blocs inside the classrooms. Blurring such boundaries is an essential milestone towards promoting tolerance, acceptance, and acknowledgement of the "cultural other" in today's interconnected world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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