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Although cultural diversity in classrooms is hardly a new phenomenon, its influences on teaching and learning are increasingly discussed. Cultural diversity could lead to better learning and democracy outcomes. However, it also poses challenges for educators and schools. For example, research has revealed marked cultural differences in motivation, learning attitudes, thinking styles and school achievement. Attempts have been made to assure teaching and learning quality by designing standardized curricula and giving standardized tests. However, it is questionable whether standardized tests could capture the diverse aptitudes and skills students with different cultural experiences bring to the classroom. It is also question-able whether a standardized curriculum would lead to positive learningoutcomes for all.
In 1998, we convened a conference in the University of Hong Kong, and invited experts from different parts of globe to discuss how to apply psychology to enhance learning and teaching quality. Probably because of the cultural diversity of the conference participants, multicultural education emerged as one of the dominant themes in the conference. For example, in the Opening Address, Robert Sternberg argued for the importance of cultural sensitivity in ability testing. In another keynote address, Martin Maehr discussed the implications of motivation research for designing an optimal achievement environment for culturally diverse students. Professor Sternberg's paper is included in this volume, and Professor Maehr's article was published in a previous volume we edited (Student Motivation: The Culture and Context of Learning, Plenum, 2001).
The contributors of this volume include psychologists and education researchers from Africa, Asia, Australia and North, and some of them have extensive experiences in multicultural education. Despite their diverse cultural and professional background, the contributors agree that to meet the challenges posed by cultural diversity, educators need to have the sensitivity to multiplicity of student abilities in aptitude and achievement assessment.
Teachers could respond to diversity in student aptitude and learning motivation by designing learner-oriented, individualized teaching pro-grams, and by engaging students in self-regulated learning. In this volume, the contributors have provided convincing evidence and specific examples to argue for the important role of multiple competencies and self-regulated learning in multicultural education.
In preparation of this volume we benefited from the help and advice of many colleagues and students at the University of Hong Kong. We are grateful to scholars who contributed to this book. The book could not have been produced without their help and patience. We wish especially to acknowledge our editorial assistant, Patricia Maggenis. Without her assistance the publication of this book would not be possible. We also wish to express our thanks to our families who supported us with their encouragement.
Finally, we offer this book as an invitation to more fruitful intellectual dialogue with our colleagues who are interested in creating an optimal learning environment for culturally diverse students.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2001
Publisher Information Age Publishing
ISBN 1930608926 ISBN13 9781930608924
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More About Chi-Yue Chiu, Farideh Salili & Ying-Yi Hong
Chi-yue Chiu is a Full Professor of Management and Marketing at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois before joining Nanyang Technological University in 2008. His current research focuses on the social, cognitive, and motivational processes that mediate the construction and evolution of social consensus and on the dynamic interactions of cultural identification and cultural knowledge traditions. He has published nine books, more than 120 refereed journal articles and more than fifty book chapters. He received the Misumi Award from the Japanese Group Dynamics Association and Asian Association for Social Psychology in 2007, the Best Paper Award in Conflict Resolution from the Academy of Management in 2002, and the Otto Klineberg Prize from the SPSSI in 2001. Dr Chiu is currently the editor of two book series, associate editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and section editor of Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
Chi-Yue Chiu was born in 1963 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Nanyang Technological Univ.
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