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作者 Paudel, Bishnu P
書名 American perceptions of Asian culture after studying with Taiwanese peers
國際標準書號 0496856099
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說明 142 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-07, Section: A, page: 2520
Director: Larry K. Bright
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of South Dakota, 2004
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of American doctoral students regarding the educational and cultural influences of studying with classmates from Taiwan at The University of South Dakota (USD) during 1993--2003. The American doctoral graduates were primarily from the Midwest, with the majority from communities in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. The participating respondents were graduates from the USD Educational Administration Program. The total population for this study was 99 American doctoral alumni
There were 66 responses (66.67%) from 99 surveys sent, and valid responses included 62 (64.58%). The majority of the respondents to the survey were females, 31 of 66 (53.44%), with 27 males (46.56%). Descriptive statistics were used for summarizing demographic data and for basic presentation of mean responses survey items, and t-tests were computed to compare responses of demographic groups, including gender, respondent current position type in either university or K--12 education, home state of origin, doctoral program focus in either EDAD or AHED, and year of graduation in either 1999--2000 during the first two years of Taiwanese classmate inclusion or in 2001--2003 in the later years of inclusion of these international students
Data analysis and narrative comments indicated that American alumni perceived that their Taiwanese classmates enriched the learning environment and positively affected the teaching environment. An example of narrative comments included, "The Taiwanese classmates were interesting, fun, courageous, and a joy in our classes." Another respondent wrote, "They have enriched my life." Taiwanese classmates were perceived by American peers to increase understanding of cultural differences and similarities, encourage friendship cultivation, increase the quality of the academic learning environment by addition of cultural issues and East-West perspectives, and maintain high academic standards, in spite of English language challenges
American peers perceived that studying with Taiwanese classmates encouraged faculty to modify learning goals to include a global perspective, and resulting learning outcomes that expanded American's concept of the global society. Moreover, narrative comments of Americans included continuing support for the USD Program to recruit students from other cultures to promote increased cultural understanding
School code: 0203
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-07A
主題 Education, Higher
Alt Author University of South Dakota
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