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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Multicultural education -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Culturally relevant pedagogy;

Abstract

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

2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

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Date Original

2001

Object Description

1 PDF file (ii, 27 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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