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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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Chamberlin-Quinlisk, Carla – Intercultural Education, 2010
This paper describes the integration of cooperative learning (CL) activities into a graduate teacher education course, Collaborative Teaching in English as a Second Language (ESL). Because teachers and researchers have both identified discipline status and relationship issues as challenges to collaboration, this course focused on relational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education Courses, Group Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Magos, Kostas; Simopoulos, George – Intercultural Education, 2009
The view according to which second/foreign language teaching should include an intercultural dimension has gained ground during recent decades. The basic aim of teaching a second/foreign language concerns not only the acquisition of communicational competence, but also the acquisition of intercultural communicational competence. This paper…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Language Teachers
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Marchand, Helena; d'Orey, Ines – Intercultural Education, 2008
The aim of this research was to identify continuities/discontinuities in the values of Portuguese mothers with kindergarten children belonging to high and low socio-cultural backgrounds, mothers from different cultures and kindergarten teachers. The sample was composed of sixty-five mothers (fourteen Roma, fifteen Indian, twelve African, and ten…
Descriptors: Mothers, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Young Children
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DeJaeghere, Joan G.; Zhang, Yongling – Intercultural Education, 2008
The increasing diversity of the student age population in the USA calls for increased cultural competence on behalf of educators to effectively teach students. This article reports on a study of a suburban school district's initiatives that utilized the Development Model of Intercultural Sensitivity, the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Intercultural Communication, Professional Development, Cultural Awareness
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Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis – Intercultural Education, 2007
The teaching of controversial issues has been widely viewed as preparing students for effective citizenship and, as such, is regarded as inevitable in social studies classrooms if students are to be able to think intelligently and to participate effectively in society. However, the effective implementation of issue-centered education in African…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), African Studies, Citizen Participation
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Jokikokko, Katri – Intercultural Education, 2005
As schools become increasingly multicultural, teachers need special sensitivity to recognize differences and intercultural competences to be able to support the personal and academic growth of diverse students. This paper introduces newly qualified teachers' conceptions of diversity and intercultural competence in a Finnish context. The teachers…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Huerta, Grace; Flemmer, Leslie – Intercultural Education, 2005
Research shows that pre-service teachers must engage in a self-examination of identity, attitudes and assumptions concerning such issues as privilege, group membership, religion, gender and language before entering a classroom. However, this is no easy task for students with little experience of living in or learning about diverse communities.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Religious Factors
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Aronson, Keith R.; Venable, Rhonda; Sieveking, Nicholas; Miller, Bonnie – Intercultural Education, 2005
This study assessed the extent to which a one-time experiential intervention improved intercultural awareness and sensitivity among first-year medical students. The students participated in group activities in which they shared personal experiences, solved a hypothetical problem, and engaged in team building exercises. Post-intervention, students…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Team Training, Medical Schools, Medical Students