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Van Hook, Steven R. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2011
Educators of international students are frequently challenged to cope with a clashing diversity of cultures in a classroom setting. This study examined what sorts of themes and images might resonate across nationalities and cultures, which could then be used as transcultural tools for international educators. The study employed mixed qualitative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Models, International Education
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2011
This research was conducted in the development of courses for students from multiple nations at two California universities, applying cross-cultural tactics in course content and design. The paper examines the evolution of courses in Global Issues and Global Economics, including the theoretical foundations of socioeconomic development, how those…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Course Content, Values, Cultural Context
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2007
The effective use of transcultural themes and images may help promote positive resonance in international settings, such as found in the traditional and online classrooms of globalizing higher education. Findings of transculturally resonant themes and images may be applied to international classroom pedagogy through such means as multimedia…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Multimedia Instruction, Economics Education, Foreign Students
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2005
Educators of international students are frequently challenged to cope with a clashing diversity of cultures in a classroom setting. This study examined what sorts of themes and images might resonate across nationalities and cultures, which could then be used as tools to aid an instructional framework for international education. The study employed…
Descriptors: Social Change, Methods, Cultural Differences, International Education
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Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
This article previews the future of universal learning, and related issues such as societal need, technologies, course design, administration challenges, faculty support, and student service.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Access to Education, Access to Computers, Access to Information