Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Multicultural education -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Culturally relevant pedagogy;
The Cultural Exchange Project was developed to be a collaborative activity that would allow students from a computer applications class in Waterloo, Iowa, to communicate through electronic mail (email), letters, and video with students from a Polish high school. The project was developed to provide cultural awareness, foster international relationships, improve communication skills, and promote technology usage. Students completed various activities to prepare for and enhance this project. These activities included: lessons in "netiquette"; reports on other cultures, and worksheets for sharing personal information. Each student was assigned a partner to communicate with individually through letters and email. The author found that this type of activity engaged students in a "real world" application and heightened their level of interest.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2001 Devon M. Anderson Winters
Anderson Winters, Devon M., "Cultural connection : a communication project designed to enhance cultural awareness and global workforce skills" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 246.