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Walters, Lynne M.; Green, Martha R.; Wang, Liangyan; Walters, Timothy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
Because most American teachers work with a diverse student population, they need to be interculturally competent to interact successfully with their students. One of the best hopes for developing cultural competence is through an international experience. As important as it is for teachers to have an international experience, it is even more…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Student Diversity, Teacher Responsibility, Diaries
Sparapani, Ervin F.; Seo, Byung-In; Smith, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
The United States of the twenty-first century is possibly the most culturally/racially diverse country of any nation in history, and families that are culturally/racially different from mainstream society do not always see that schools are meeting the needs of their children. This diversity in culture and language means that each person is…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Reflection, Cultural Differences
Schlein, Candace; Garii, Barbara – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
Teachers--who are generally representatives of the cultural mainstream--are expected to use global experiences to become culturally enhanced and to bring these enhancements back to their classrooms. In this article, the authors discuss a cross-cultural exploration of investigations into the experiences of Canadian and U.S. educators with…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Cross Cultural Training, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods