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Hayward, Maria – Intercultural Education, 2017
Refugees almost invariably have a history of traumatic experience and significant loss. However, for some, therapy is neither a practical nor a readily available solution and for others, it may present further challenges in terms of stigma or cultural inappropriateness. On the other hand, a classroom is generally considered unthreatening and, as…
Descriptors: Refugees, Milieu Therapy, Intervention, Migrant Programs
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Joseph, Dawn; Trinick, Robyn – Intercultural Education, 2016
As tertiary music educators across the Tasman we argue that music, particularly song, is an effective medium for teaching and learning about non-western music when preparing generalist primary Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs). Using "voice" as a portable and accessible vehicle to transmit cultural understandings, we draw on the Zimbabwean…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Music Education, Singing
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Civil, Marta; Hunter, Roberta – Intercultural Education, 2015
This article focuses on argumentation in mathematics classrooms in two different geographic contexts, the US and New Zealand. Drawing on data from a case with immigrant students (Pasifika) in NZ and a case with Mexican American students in the US, we argue for the need to study the concept of argumentation through a cultural and language lens. Our…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Mathematics Instruction, Cultural Background, Immigrants
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Corder, Deborah; U-Mackey, Alice – Intercultural Education, 2015
With increasing cultural diversity as a result of globalization, intercultural competence (IC) to interact and co-exist in multicultural environments is recognized as being very important. Research indicates that cultural knowledge alone, or even being immersed in a different cultural environment does not necessarily lead to the development of IC…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Intercultural Communication, Self Concept
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Burn, J. A.; Crezee, I.; Hastwell, K.; Brugh, E.; Harison, R. – Intercultural Education, 2014
This article will examine first-language (L1) maintenance among adult learners attending English classes at a tertiary institution in New Zealand. The sample consisted of refugee background students enrolled in a Training Opportunities Program aimed at developing literacy and numeracy skills as well as preparation for civic involvement. The data…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Maintenance, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hayward, Maria; U-Mackey, Alice – Intercultural Education, 2013
Migrants and refugees settling permanently in a new country face significant social, linguistic and cultural challenges. However, they also bring intercultural strengths and skills which, if acknowledged and enhanced, can support successful settlement and inclusion in a pluralistic society. This paper describes the underpinning rationale and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Land Settlement, Foreign Countries
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Baker, Trish; Clark, Jill – Intercultural Education, 2011
Educational research in cooperative learning suggests that inequity based on perceived status may be an issue with heterogeneous cooperative learning groups. This paper explores issues of status based on race, ethnicity and cultural background in the New Zealand tertiary classroom where there is a diverse mix of domestic and international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Postsecondary Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Baker, Trish; Clark, Jill – Intercultural Education, 2010
Although very little research has been done on cooperative learning (CL) in New Zealand, international research is positive about the educational benefits of working in culturally diverse groups. This paper presents the findings of a research project examining New Zealand experiences with CL in multicultural groups. Data were collected via surveys…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Focus Groups, Culture Conflict, Educational Benefits
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Li, Mingsheng; Campbell, Jacqui – Intercultural Education, 2008
This study, conducted in 2005 in a New Zealand tertiary institution, examines Asian students' perceptions of the much-promulgated cooperative learning concepts in the form of group work and group assignments. Twenty-two Asian students participated in one-hour individual face-to-face semi-structured interviews. The study found that Asian students…
Descriptors: Asians, Assignments, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Jiang, Xiaoping – Intercultural Education, 2006
This paper investigates intercultural communication and its significance to higher education. The paper briefly discusses culture, subculture and the meeting of cultures. It also provides a brief survey of developments in intercultural communication research. With reference to New Zealand, the paper further points to some limitations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Communication Research, Intercultural Communication
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Schleicher, Andreas – Intercultural Education, 2006
This report examines how immigrant students performed, mainly in mathematics and reading, but also in science and problem-solving skills in the PISA 2003 assessment, both in comparison with native students in their adopted country and relative to other students across all countries covered in the report (the "case countries"). In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, First Generation College Students, Immigrants