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Local university students and intercultural interactions: Conceptualising culture, seeing diversity and experiencing interactions

Colvin, C., Volet, S. and Fozdar, F. (2014) Local university students and intercultural interactions: Conceptualising culture, seeing diversity and experiencing interactions. Higher Education Research & Development, 33 (3). pp. 440-455.

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Abstract

This paper examines the intercultural interaction experiences of local, first-year students (n=25) in their first few weeks at university. The focus on local students complements existing intercultural interaction literature, which has tended to concentrate on the experience of the ‘cultural other’ student. Employing qualitative analysis, the study revealed relationships between how students conceptualise culture, see diversity and experience their initial intercultural interactions on campus. A link between students’ cultural backgrounds and the depth of their intercultural interaction experiences emerged.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: 2013 HERDSA
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15440
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