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Custer, Lindsay; Tuominen, Anne – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Increasing college students' exposure to global contexts and improving their intercultural competency remain challenging educational objectives, especially at the community college level. Fortunately, the recent shift in higher education from study abroad opportunities toward so-called "internationalization at home" initiatives, where…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Global Approach, Online Courses
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Storrs, Debbie – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Here I emphasize the applicability of the sociological imagination to an international audience by sharing my journey of teaching sociology in Japan. I found my own sociological imagination helpful in critically evaluating the literature on Japanese higher education and the construction of the Japanese student as a form of Orientalism. As I…
Descriptors: Imagination, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ito, Kinko – Teaching Sociology, 1993
Asserts that the United States and Japan exist in a symbiotic partnership and that sociology courses provide an excellent opportunity to teach about multicultural issues. Describes a college-level course on the sociology of Japan. Discusses teaching methods, instructional materials, and the potential for team-teaching. (CFR)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Differences
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Flynn, Cynthia B. – Teaching Sociology, 1977
Describes and evaluates a demographic exercise intended for use by undergraduate students in courses on population problems. The exercise, involving demographic events in Japan in 1966, requests students to write a paper on Japan after answering 15 questions. Findings indicate that the exercise facilitates interdisciplinary thinking among students…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Culture, Demography, Higher Education
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Ballantine, Jeanne – Teaching Sociology, 1989
Explores the concept of good teaching in universities worldwide by interviewing professors and exchange students from USSR, England, Spain, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Turkey, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. Finds that teaching receives low priority in elite institutions while universities with open access…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies