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Dimitrov, Nanda; Haque, Aisha – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article presents a model for Intercultural Teaching Competence (ITC) that instructors may use as a tool for reflection as they prepare to facilitate learning across cultures. Building on previous research on intercultural competence, culturally relevant teaching, intercultural trainer competencies, and student-centred approaches to teaching,…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Feedback (Response)
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Garson, Kyra; Bourassa, Emma; Odgers, Todd – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper describes faculty perceptions of the impacts of a professional development (PD) programme for faculty called Interculturalising the curriculum. Over 70 faculty members have participated since 2008. Participants in the study represented four cohorts from 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, from a broad range of academic disciplines. We begin with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development
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Morong, Gail; DesBiens, Donna – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article presents evidence-based guidelines to inform culturally responsive online learning design in higher education. Intercultural understanding is now a recognised core learning outcome in a large majority of Canadian public universities; however, supporting design methodology is underdeveloped, especially in online contexts. Our search…
Descriptors: State Universities, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Design, Multicultural Education
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Mijs, Jonathan J. B.; Paulle, Bowen – Intercultural Education, 2016
Sam and his classmates despise "nerds": they say working hard in school makes a student unpopular, and that they purposefully do only the minimum to pass. Research suggests that such "oppositional" attitudes are prevalent among working class students and/or ethnoracial minorities. Like most of his classmates, however, Sam is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advantaged, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students
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Baratz, Lea – Intercultural Education, 2016
The current study aims to call attention to the phenomenon of female Muslim Arab teachers teaching in Israeli Jewish schools. The study examined the manner in which these female Muslim Arab teachers perceived their integration into the milieu of the Jewish schools, based on their descriptions of the various processes they experience when dealing…
Descriptors: Jews, Arabs, Moral Values, Females
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Giovanangeli, Angela; Oguro, Susan – Intercultural Education, 2016
While intercultural competence is commonly a goal of university study abroad programmes, debates around criteria for assessing this competence have highlighted the challenges in appropriately identifying students' intercultural learning in relation to specific university programmes. To overcome these issues, this research moves beyond…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Programs, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Zhang, Li; Wang, Yuan Jun – Intercultural Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the manner in which teachers facilitate the pedagogical process within a culturally diverse student population. The study focused on two primary schools in China; one located in a more fully developed city in eastern China (Case A), while the other was in a less developed city in rural western China (Case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Maher, Marguerite – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper discusses the Khanyisa Programme, an initiative in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where learners from under-resourced schools are supported by teachers and high achievers in Grade 11 and 12 from a previously advantaged state school under apartheid. A qualitative, evaluative study was undertaken to identify key elements in the ongoing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Disadvantaged Schools, Intercultural Programs
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Jiang, Heng – Intercultural Education, 2016
This study explores how pre-service teachers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States perceive educational diversity in relation to students' academic achievement by means of qualitative content analysis. It takes cultural psychological perspectives to revisit the attribute reasoning embedded in individualist and collectivist…
Descriptors: Individualism, Collectivism, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Oprica, Dana – Intercultural Education, 2016
Due to the great number of Romanian pupils in Spanish public school, the local administration organises extra-curricular Romanian courses in order to preserve the Romanian language and culture. This is a way to contribute to build and consolidate a bicultural and bilingual profile of the young people. Besides, it is also an opportunity to align…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Translation, Cultural Education
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Taguchi, Naoko; Xiao, Feng; Li, Shuai – Intercultural Education, 2016
Participants were 109 American college students studying Chinese in a study-abroad programme in Beijing. Following Kelley and Meyer, intercultural competence was defined as cross-cultural adaptability involving four dimensions (emotional resilience, flexibility/openness, perceptual acuity and personal autonomy) and was measured with a survey. A…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Chinese, Second Language Learning, College Students
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García Ochoa, Gabriel; McDonald, Sarah; Monk, Nicholas – Intercultural Education, 2016
Higher Education institutions face specific challenges preparing graduates to live and work in transdisciplinary and transcultural environments. It is imperative for these institutions to provide their students with the skill sets that will give them the mobility and flexibility to be able to operate efficiently in different cultural and…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Strugielska, Ariadna; Piatkowska, Katarzyna – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper reports an international project which took place at Nicolaus Copernicus University, where students and teachers from four European universities met for a two-week summer school. The main objective was to develop intercultural competence of teachers of English as a foreign language and their ability to demonstrate this skill during an…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Summer Programs
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Mota Pereira, Fernanda – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article focuses on English language teaching in Brazilian public schools, based on experiences in primary and secondary education, as well as in Teaching Practicum courses at a university. Through these experiences, the article critiques the overemphasis on grammar and the lack of an intercultural approach. The author engages the reader with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article reports on findings from a research study conducted in a university-level Japanese course, which utilised intercultural learning approaches, methodologies and techniques. The purpose of the investigation was to assess student intercultural development as conceptualised in Deardorff's Process Model of Intercultural Competence.) The…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Environment
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