Toward technology-mediated transcultural education: Learning from a discussion of politics and culture between American and Moroccan students.

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Wayne Journell, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study makes an argument for using synchronous technology as a way to mediate transcultural dialogue in pre-service and K-12 social studies classrooms. As evidence for this claim, the authors present findings from a two-hour videoconference between American pre-service teachers and Moroccan undergraduates that used Skype™ technology as a way for the students to discuss issues relating to culture and politics in a face-to-face setting. In only a matter of hours, a certain level of tolerance for the other's culture and political ideology appeared to manifest itself in both the American and Moroccan students. These findings are then discussed within the greater context of global social studies education.

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International Journal of Social Education, 24(2), 169-192.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Cultural pluralism, Teachers, Conversation, Cross-cultural studies, Students

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