Host Students’ Perspectives on Crosscultural Student Teaching Experiences

By Abalo Adewui.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This article reports on a study done among host students who were taught by American interns during an 8 week long internship in nontraditional settings in a sub-Saharan-African country. The findings revealed that the host students place a significant value on (1) the positive rapport that transpired between them and their American student teachers, which ultimately resulted in a change in their perceptions of Americans prior to the 8 week long cross cultural student teaching experience, and (2) the teaching style adopted by the American student teachers in their host classrooms. The findings also revealed that although host students widely expressed admiration and the longing for the American student teachers’ demeanors and their progressive instructional strategies, their communication pattern was rather a cause of concern for some host students.

Keywords: Host Students, Cross-Cultural, Nontraditional Setting, Interns, Progressive, Communication Patterns

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.143MB).

Prof. Abalo Adewui

Associate Professor of Curriculum Instruction and Supervision, Teacher Education and Professional Development, College of Education and Human Services, Central Michigan University, Midland, Michigan, USA

A native of Togo and now resident in US. I currently assume the role of faculty in the College of Education and Human sServices at Central Michigan university. Teach social studies and curriculum theory and development courses at both graduate and undergraduate level. Arrange placements and supervise preservice teachers at home in US, and abroad in nontraditional settings. Interests include teaching, qualitative research, Education abroad and student teaching abroad and supervision.

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