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Ngai, Phyllis B.; Yoshimura, Stephen M.; Doi, Fumihiro – Intercultural Education, 2020
This study examines the possibility that interaction through social network platforms can serve as an informal means of developing intercultural competence among international students in higher education settings. Japanese students studying in the United States at a university in the Northwestern US were invited to participate in a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Students
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Wang, Zhiqi; Crawford, Ian; Liu, Lu – Intercultural Education, 2020
The received wisdom is that mobility programmes considerably contribute to students in terms of the development of generic skills, language and multicultural competence and competitive advantage in the global labour market. Surprisingly, the impacts of mobility programmes on academic learning have received very limited research interest in the…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Jaeger, Kirsten; Gram, Malene – Intercultural Education, 2020
Students' emotions during stays abroad have mainly been treated as "culture shock", where difficulties are interpreted as universal "stages" towards "adaptation". This paper explores how students from different cultural and educational traditions experience studying abroad differently. The study presents a qualitative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Study Abroad, Culture Conflict, Cultural Differences
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Gilmore, Gwen; Margrain, Valerie; Mellgren, Elisabeth – Intercultural Education, 2020
This research reports intercultural dialogue of meaning making in literacy by lecturers, engaged with an assessment moderation process of early childhood education (ECE) preservice teacher education across Australia, New Zealand and Sweden. The purpose of the dialogue was to inform pedagogical and conceptual knowledge in their courses. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Intercultural Communication, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Thomas, Rebecca S.; Waugh, Christian E. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This study examined the effects of a script-based communicative intervention (SBCI) on psychological and cultural adaptation in students studying abroad in second language (German and Spanish) contexts. Regardless of language proficiency, students with exposure to the SBCI, relative to those without the intervention, exhibited higher well-being…
Descriptors: Intervention, Study Abroad, German, Spanish
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Guo, Karen; Bussey, Francesca; Adachi, Chie – Intercultural Education, 2020
This paper explores a teaching and learning process as it unfolds in an online offshore classroom. The paper reports on teaching and learning narratives distilled from different cultures, namely the cultures of educators and students in the context of digital learning environments. Drawing on activity theory as a conceptual framework to analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, International Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Brossard Børhaug, Frederique; Harnes, Helga B. – Intercultural Education, 2020
The present article critically analyses the pedagogical efforts of two teachers to promote values education and intercultural reflection in their own educational practice. They teach in higher education in Norway and most of their students have majority backgrounds. Based on their teaching experiences with VaKE ("Values and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Student Characteristics, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Matthews, Blair – Intercultural Education, 2020
Reflexivity refers to the capacity for individuals to understand the cultural system and manage their own position within it. Reflexivity is a key concept in the understanding of intercultural communication, particularly in recognising the ability for individuals to understand and adapt to new cultural contexts. However, the prevailing methods…
Descriptors: Role, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Acculturation
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Gorski, Paul C.; Parekh, Gillian – Intercultural Education, 2020
In most teacher education programmes in Canada and the United States, educators' opportunities to develop equity-related skills are concentrated into single 'multicultural' courses. These courses tend to have a conservative or liberal orientation, focused on appreciating diversity or cultural competence, rather than a critical orientation, focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Educators, Social Justice
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Hubbard, Ann; Rexeisen, Richard J. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This paper draws on an analysis of 2600 study abroad alumni responding to a survey that spans more than 25 years. Our inquiry focuses on evaluating how programme length, housing arrangements, number, and type of co-curricular activities impact alumni's attributions of personal growth and their attitudes towards global engagement and future social…
Descriptors: Alumni, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Program Effectiveness
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh – Intercultural Education, 2020
Researcher and teacher beliefs towards culture and teaching culture have changed over the last decade. Nowadays, the main objective of language teachers has shifted from teaching communicative competence to intercultural communicative competence. The purpose of this study was to investigate the beliefs and perspectives of a number of Iranian EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh; Bennett, Dawn; Power, Anne; Sunderland, Naomi – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article outlines a framework for working with First Peoples. The framework supports respectful and mutually beneficial learning partnerships and culminates from 6 years of practice and research in arts-based service learning with Aboriginal communities in Australia. We begin by looking at synergies between global service learning and service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Education
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Coffey, Brian K. – Intercultural Education, 2019
Nine years of experience teaching economics in the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan provides knowledge on the nuances and challenges of teaching economics across cultures. Particular categories and difficulties are presented with some examples of how to address them. Conclusions and findings are used to form general guiding principles for teaching…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Cray, David; McKay, Ruth; Mittelman, Robert – Intercultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to examine cultural effects on interactions within a Canadian MBA programme delivered in Iran. The analysis helps illuminate some of the important cultural differences between the countries and their importance for international education. The study also illustrates how single cause explanations often provide…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Cultural Differences
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García Ochoa, Gabriel; McDonald, Sarah – Intercultural Education, 2019
There is a growing body of work on the field of what is now known as 'cultural literacy', but little has been written about its application, and even less on how to teach it in the context of higher education. This article discusses 'destabilisation' as an approach to teaching cultural literacy in higher education in the context of the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Literacy, Intercultural Communication
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