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ERIC Number: EJ921070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Modes and Models for Transcending Cultural Differences in International Classrooms
Van Hook, Steven R.
Journal of Research in International Education, v10 n1 p5-27 Apr 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 and quantitative methods to identify and analyze transculturally resonant images and themes. International students viewed and rated a series of video clips presented in the context of global business courses. The study findings indicate that themes and images including babies/children, animals, relationships, sports, life cycles and self-image may help evoke a positive transcultural resonance. The findings were used to design models for more effective learning in international classroom settings. (Contains 6 figures, 11 boxes, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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