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Japanese international graduate students in U.S. higher education classrooms: An investigation of their pedagogical and epistemological challenges and supports


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

International students have long been an important part of the U.S. higher education community, but generally they have received inadequate attention in the classroom. Also, American teaching and learning strategies have not taken full advantage of international diversity. The purpose of this narrative study was to qualitatively understand the experiences of Japanese graduate students in U.S. higher education classrooms. The study highlights the challenges that Japanese graduate students faced due to cultural differences, pedagogical differences, and language problems and provides a number of suggestions for faculty, domestic students, and institutions to help create a more welcoming environment for Japanese graduate students.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Communication;
Curriculum development;
Higher education
Classification
0459: Communication
0727: Curriculum development
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Education; Chilly climate in classrooms; Graduate students; Intercultural communication; Intercultural competence; Intercultural understanding; International students; Japanese; Japanese international students; Study abroad
Title
Japanese international graduate students in U.S. higher education classrooms: An investigation of their pedagogical and epistemological challenges and supports
Author
Yamashita, Miki
Number of pages
299
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0180
Source
DAI-A 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109179361
University/institution
Portland State University
University location
United States -- Oregon
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3358491
ProQuest document ID
304983775
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304983775/abstract
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