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Poonoosamy, Mico – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
International mindedness is considered by many educational researchers and organizations as a determining feature in international education. This article used data as part of a PhD case study inquiry to explore how international mindedness is developed by two students in an IB school in an Indian Ocean Island Nation. Through a qualitative…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies
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Su, Ya-Chen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate linguistic and cultural issues around the status of English as a lingua franca and intercultural understanding as presented in one set of Taiwan's (English as a Foreign Language (EFL) high school textbooks. The methodology centres on the analysis of textbook content as categorized in three central themes:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Textbooks
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Nguyen-Phuong-Mai, Mai; Terlouw, Cees; Pilot, Albert – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
Under pressure of the continuing need to modernize, Vietnam is rapidly reforming its education system. Cooperative Learning (CL) with a Western-based model is being enthusiastically applied. This paper suggests that an authentic form of CL has long existed in the foundations of Vietnamese education. The reasons why Western-based CL is encouraged…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education
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Goldstein, Tara – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
This essay responds to the question of what it might mean to educate "world teachers" for cosmopolitan classrooms and schools through an examination of an ethnographic play entitled "Satellite Kids". The author begins with the idea that teachers need to develop or build up "intercultural capital", that is, knowledge…
Descriptors: Drama, Multicultural Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Cultural Capital