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Understanding Your International Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide (Michigan Teacher Resource) [Paperback]

Elizabeth L. Zollner , Barbara Smith-Palinkas , Amna Mohamed , Ariadne Miranda , Kimberly Kalaydjian , Leslie Kosel Eckstein , Deborah Mitchell , Jeffra JoAnn Flaitz
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February 3, 2003 0472088661 978-0472088669 Michigan Teacher Resource
Understanding Your International Students surveys the school cultures of the many countries whose students top the international student enrollment lists in the U.S. educational institutions. No other volume so comprehensively addresses the educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the international students who are studying in English-speaking countries.
Understanding Your International Students is an excellent resource for all schools--it's designed to sensitize users to the myriad differences that exist among schools and students around the world, to pique interest in deeper cultural exploration, and to provide encouragement and support for effective cross-cultural problem-solving. For each country profiled, the following information is provided:
*a statistical profile
*a deep culture summary
*a table providing information related to school calendars, curricula, exams, grades, homework, and classroom set-up
*a section on educational policy, teaching style, learning style, instructional setting, after-school activities, discipline and class management, teacher-student and student-student relationships, non-verbal behavior, images, forms of address, dress, polite/impolite topics and behaviors, and gift-giving
problem/solution scenarios that address challenges specific to the classroom and the student population described.
Information about five additional countries is available on our website: www.press.umich.edu/esl/uyis/.

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  • Series: Michigan Teacher Resource
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press/ELT; Michigan Teacher Resource edition (February 3, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472088661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472088669
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Resource May 11, 2005
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I was really pleased when a colleague suggested this book to me. In the past I'd been fortunate enough to work with only one or two cultural groups at a time, but this year I have students from all over the world. I had questions, but not enough time to do the necessary research to find out even basic information for such a wide variety of nationalities. This book did the work for me. The info. is concise and easily accessible, even offering brief paragraphs on how education differs in the native lands of my students. It helped arm me for what my students might be expecting, as well as what I might expect. I'm hoping a future edition will include a section on the Hmong. Otherwise, perfect!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely necessary! May 17, 2003
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This book is simply necessary for anyone who is in contact with internationals. I read this book and the information I have found has helped me understand so many things about international students and in general people from other countries and backgrounds.
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