Illustrating the U-curve Hypothesis, this paper elaborates on the collaboration of two faculty members as they co-taught a diversity course. One faculty member was a visiting instructor in the Fulbright Scholars Program, while the other had instructed the course for at least four years. Two general questions are addressed in the paper: 1) How closely did the two instructors follow the stages of the U-curve Hypothesis? and 2) What, if any, course changes resulted from the cross-cultural interaction?
|Keywords:||Teacher Education, Diversity, Reflection, U-curve hypothesis, Collaboration|
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department , College of Education and Technology, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, USA