Survey Questions Regarding Intercultural Communication in an educational context...

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  1. FlyNty014

    FlyNty014 New Member

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    Nov 22, 2011

    Thanks for stopping by my post.

    Please review the following questions and respond with your thoughts.


    1. What are the benefits and problems that occur in the increasingly
    multi-cultural classroom?

    2. What is the responsibility of each person in the education setting, for
    sending accurate messages when he or she communicates with someone from another culture?

    3. What is the responsibility of the listener/receiver in the education context, when he or she communicates with someone from another culture?

    4. How do different learning styles, because of cultural influences, impact the
    educational experience?

    5. How can people in the education context increase their intercultural
    communication skills?


    Thanks in advance for your time!
     
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  3. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

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    What is your assignment? Do you have to survey certain grade level teachers?
     
  4. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Welcome!

    I think you'll find the following about A to Z.

    We're more than happy to help you with your assignment. But there's a line we won't cross: we won't do the assignment.

    So here's how it works: Why don't you post an answer to each of your questions, along with the reasoning behind it We'll be more than happy to chime in at that point, and agree or disagree and state our own reasonings.

    But we need you to get the ball rolling for us.

    (Oh, and keep in mind: lots of people are either traveling or baking today; the next few days may not bring the volume of responses that next week would.)
     
  5. FlyNty014

    FlyNty014 New Member

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    Thank you both for the response, I guess I have not provided a clear picture of reason for my request. My instructor asked that we contact people over the phone, which is difficult due to my work schedule. So I thought a web forum would be better choice.

    My assignment is split into two parts. In part one I am to interview at least three teachers or administrators (teacherintexas- grade level does not matter) and ask the questions from my original post.

    After completing the interviews I am expected to take my findings and answer the following questions (part two) which are to be submitted to my instructor.

    1. What are the major changes in education that are arising from increasing intercultural communication situations?

    2. What are the intercultural communication problems of racism and ethnocentrism, as they exist in the education context?

    3. Describe how people in the education context can increase their intercultural communication skills. Be specific.

    4. How does culture influence how we learn? Give specific examples.

    5. Describe how to communicate effectively in intercultural communication in the education context. Give specific examples.

    6. Share your answer to Question 5 with another person and ask him or her to give you feedback on your answer. Did he or she agree or disagree with your ideas? Why or why not?

    Thanks again for taking the time to read my post.
     
  6. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Thanks for the explanation; that makes more sense. Sorry to have been skeptical, but this wouldn't have been the first time someone asked us to write a reaction paper.

    I'm afraid I'm still not of much use to you. I teach in a college prep Catholic high school. You most definitely want someone who teaches a far more heterogeneous group than I do.
     
  7. kme93

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    I teach in a very affluent college prep religious school as well. My students all pretty much come from the same culture... Sorry.
     
  8. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I bet if you gave what you suspect are the answers to the questions, or what you suspect are the answers in the high school you attended, you would have a whole lot more luck getting responses.
     
  9. TonyBalonga

    TonyBalonga Rookie

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    Maybe just a reply by someone might get the ball rolling. Here is my reply.
    1. What are the benefits and problems that occur in the increasingly multi-cultural classroom?
    Benefits: learning to work with other cultures
    Problems: thinking school will solve everything; solution is for everyone to realize the focus must be on learning the content of the class – math, science, history, etc.
    Another problem is that schools like to think all the answers are found in their discussions, but sometimes the discussions create adverse attitudes.
    2. What is the responsibility of each person in the education setting, for sending accurate messages when he or she communicates with someone from another culture?
    Sometimes, use Logical responses and withhold emotional responses so as to get along.
    3. What is the responsibility of the listener/receiver in the education context, when he or she communicates with someone from another culture?
    Always be open and receptive to learning about other’s culture.
    4. How do different learning styles, because of cultural influences, impact the educational experience?
    Suppresses the acquisition of the course content during the time it takes to bring all to the same page. Some believe it is evil to think deeply to find answers in content – even in math. Others think answers require careful analysis.
    5. How can people in the education context increase their intercultural communication skills? Integrate.

    1. What are the major changes in education that are arising from increasing intercultural communication situations? Students are acquiring thoughts and new ideas from a type of ESP that sometimes seems supernatural. (To be honest I am getting tired of this survey.)
    2. What are the intercultural communication problems of racism and ethnocentrism, as they exist in the education context? (No wonder people are not answering. It is too much work. I suppose it is meant to be completed by those who are dying to get some of the cultural issues off their chest.)
    3. Describe how people in the education context can increase their intercultural communication skills. Be specific. Motivate them. Get in arguments which offend and bring anger through pride.
    4. How does culture influence how we learn? Give specific examples. What is important to self and others – what one spends time on is. In America it is important to go to Mars. In Mexico it is important to America.
    5. Describe how to communicate effectively in intercultural communication in the education context. Give specific examples. Be honest with emotions and use logic to find answers.
    6. Share your answer to Question 5 with another person and ask him or her to give you feedback on your answer. Did he or she agree or disagree with your ideas? Why or why not?
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    Jul 8, 2015

    Tony, this thread is almost four years old. If that ball was going to roll, it would have rolled then.

    Aliceacc posted her first response because, at the time, A to Z was deluged in threads by very new members that sounded very much like teacher-education homework - not as in FlyNty014's case, where the assignment was to interview teachers, but rather questions that clearly had been assigned for teacher-ed students to answer themselves. Experience indicates that being spoon-fed answers doesn't lead to learning.

    In addition, just as you indicate in responding to the second question 1, we frankly got tired of this.
     

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