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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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Okumura, Shinji – Intercultural Education, 2020
Telecollaboration involving children around the world allows them to develop international understanding (IU). This paper reports on the design and implementation of a telecollaboration project between Japanese and Australian primary school students. The main purpose of the project, which integrates the contents of Social Studies and foreign…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Computer Mediated Communication, Elementary School Students
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Makarova, Elena; 't Gilde, Judith; Birman, Dina – Intercultural Education, 2019
The present study is embedded in the contextual approach of acculturation research. It examines teachers' attitudes and behaviors, teachers' expectations as well as their teaching practices as risk and resource factors in minority students' school adjustment. The study applies the method of content analysis and uses a deductively developed and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Minority Group Students, Student Adjustment, Teacher Attitudes
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McConachy, Troy – Intercultural Education, 2018
There is currently strong recognition within the field of intercultural language teaching of the need for language learners to develop the ability to actively interpret and critically reflect on cultural meanings and representations from a variety of perspectives. This article argues that cultural representations contained in language textbooks,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Schwieter, John W.; Ferreira, Aline; Miller, Paul Chamness – Intercultural Education, 2018
English-speaking learners of L2 Spanish who were taking part in a four-week study abroad program in Spain and Japanese-speaking learners of L2 English who were individually studying in year-long abroad experiences participated in the present study. Quantitative and qualitative data from language questionnaires and contact profiles along with…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning
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Casinader, Niranjan – Intercultural Education, 2018
In school education, one of the few visible responses to increasing globalisation of educational practice has been the implementation of short-term experiential overseas student learning programmes. This paper analyses the results of a comparative research project on three Australian schools that offer such learning experiences. It argues that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Kutsuki, Aya; Tanaka, Yumi – Intercultural Education, 2016
This study explored the relationship between perceptions of culturally deviant acts and multicultural experiences of elementary-school children attending an international school in Japan. Findings indicated that children judged a Japanese harsher than a foreigner, irrespective of the children's age. It was also found that younger children were…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Elementary School Students
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Gundara, Jagdish S. – Intercultural Education, 2014
This article cites the problems of citizenship education in three different countries: Bosnia, England and Japan, partly because of the way in which these nations are defined, as well as the way in which knowledge within the official school curriculum is selectively developed. In most countries, the curriculum is derived from a narrowly based…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Global Approach, Citizenship Education
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Ahn, Ruth – Intercultural Education, 2012
A qualitative study conducted in western Japan examined the perceptions of Korean students in Japanese junior high school to identify factors contributing to a consistently low high school advancement rate compared to mainstream Japanese students. Fourteen people were interviewed about their Korean students' experiences in Japan. The findings of…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Early Admission
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Shibata, Masako – Intercultural Education, 2012
This paper looks at the development of two similar academic disciplines in Japan, i.e. firstly practiced comparative education and recently flourishing intercultural education. The major focus of this paper is to analyse how these educational studies have been brought to, and practised in, Japan. Both comparative education and intercultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Comparative Education
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Gayman, Jeffry – Intercultural Education, 2011
Several years have passed since the adoption by the United Nations of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Yet, what changes have happened in the lives of Indigenous peoples for whom the Declaration was written? This paper employs a framework of Indigenous educational theory to focus on the case of the Ainu of Japan and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories
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Bowcher, Wendy L. – Intercultural Education, 2011
While empirical investigations and the development of theories for studying intercultural communication are important for developing our understanding of what happens when people of diverse backgrounds come together, equally important are records of specific instances of contact as these provide opportunities to reflect on what we know; to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication, Acculturation, Educational Practices
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Fushino, Kumiko – Intercultural Education, 2011
This paper introduces and analyzes a cooperative learning (CL) group survey project implemented in a freshman university English-as-a-foreign-language class focused on intercultural communication and taught at a co-ed university in the Tokyo metropolitan area in the spring semester, 2008. The project consisted of three phases, with students…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Cooperative Learning, Interviews
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Baker, Trish; Clark, Jill – Intercultural Education, 2011
Educational research in cooperative learning suggests that inequity based on perceived status may be an issue with heterogeneous cooperative learning groups. This paper explores issues of status based on race, ethnicity and cultural background in the New Zealand tertiary classroom where there is a diverse mix of domestic and international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Postsecondary Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Shibata, Masako – Intercultural Education, 2008
While religion in Japan is traditionally linked to nationhood and nation-building, the post-war period has seen Shinto consciously invoked to restore a sense of national identity through a focus on Japan's victimhood. In this context, there is a focus on the Yasukuni Shrine, dedicated to the war dead and an icon of contemporary Japanese cultural…
Descriptors: World History, Nationalism, Religion, Foreign Countries
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