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Socio-emotional challenges in international education: Insight into reciprocal understanding and intercultural relational development

Ujitani, E. and Volet, S. (2008) Socio-emotional challenges in international education: Insight into reciprocal understanding and intercultural relational development. Journal of Research in International Education, 7 (3). pp. 279-303.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1475240908099975
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Abstract

This article, arising from a study located in a Japanese education setting, analyses the socio-emotional challenges experienced by host (Japanese) and international (Australian) students as they interact in the same international education environment over a period of time. Students' multiple interpretations of critical incidents created by the researchers on the basis of recurrent challenges highlight that intercultural relational development is an interactive, dynamic process that requires sensitivity and reciprocal understanding. The Japanese location of the study contributes to redressing the dominance of studies conducted in English-speaking host environments.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Sage Publications
Copyright: 2008 SAGE
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8053
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