Search results for: Cultural differences
Page 4/4 38 items
Cross-Cultural Immersion in China: Preparing Pre-Service Elementary Teachers to Work with Diverse Student Populations in the United States
This qualitative study examined ten American elementary pre-service teachers' teaching and learning experiences in China. Five themes emerged from the data analysis: understanding and respecting Chinese culture; developing empathetic dispositions towards non-English speaking students; exchanging teaching strategies and resources; reflecting on professional and personal growth; and initiating a proactive stance as culturally responsive change agents.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
This study describes a paid field experience designed to investigate teacher candidates' willingness to teach in urban schools. 73 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a teacher preparation program were recruited for participation in the SITC program. Data from pre and post surveys indicated no significant difference as the number of previous field hours increased, from the beginning to the conclusion of field experience, on ratings of field experience and willingness, and between ethnic and SES groups.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2009
In this article, an Indigenous Māori Peoples' solution to the problems of educational disparities is detailed. Te Kotahitanga is a research and professional development project that seeks to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in mainstream secondary schools.The article concludes by identifying how implementing the Effective Teaching Profile addresses educational disparities.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009
Increasing numbers of Asian international students are choosing to undertake their tertiary studies in English-speaking countries. The article explored the concerns of 20 Asian pre-service teachers before and after their practicum in Australian schools. Language barriers and cultural differences were identified concerns before the practicum.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
The paper draws on data from a small-scale qualitative study conducted in Australia. This study investigated how pre-service teachers engaged with students from culturally diverse backgrounds during practicum. It also explored how they understood their own ethnic identities.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
This article investigates a New Zealand Pākehā (European) teacher's professional development experience working with Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand), and their protocols and practices. The article discusses a participant observer process of living on a marae (Māori congregational place), working with Māori, experiencing Māori protocols and practices on a daily basis.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
Developing and Sustaining Open Communication in Action Research Initiatives: A Response to Kemmis (2006)
This article explores the implications of Stephen Kemmis' call for open communication, with reference to results from one study conducted within New Zealand that investigated teachers' action research work from multiple and culturally diverse perspectives. Data analysis from this study revealed a number of barriers to maintaining critical, public dialogue and collective inquiry.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2008
The study examines teachers' attitudes towards high achieving immigrant students. The study follows one teacher's work with highly motivated and academically successful immigrant children from the former Soviet Union. The study explores the teacher's experiences, communication communication patterns between the teachers and the students, and educational treatment of academic excellence.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008