Classroom Exclusion: Perceptions of Undergraduate Chinese International Students Studying in the U.S.

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Title:
Classroom Exclusion: Perceptions of Undergraduate Chinese International Students Studying in the U.S.
Author:
Valdez, Gabriela
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This qualitative dissertation explores the classroom experiences of international undergraduate students in the U.S. with a specific focus on perceptions of undergraduate Chinese international students. The study starts with a literature review of the field of study where I identify classroom practices that, instead of promoting integration of international students into classroom activities, facilitated exclusion and segregation of these students. Subsequently, I explore different classroom practices perceived by 15 Chinese international undergraduate students to be effective and those perceived to be ineffective. At the same time, perceived identity of these Chinese international students in a U.S. classroom setting and how these affect their experiences and sense of membership are also explored. The study concludes with a series of recommendations under a proposed critical pedagogy of internationalization that address some of the challenges identified in this dissertation and develop students' identities, critical thinking skills with a comparative perspective, intercultural communication, cultural competence, and social justice.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
classroom exclusion; critical pedagogy; internationalization; international students; pedagogy; Language, Reading & Culture; Chinese students
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Language, Reading & Culture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ruiz, Richard
Committee Chair:
Ruiz, Richard

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleClassroom Exclusion: Perceptions of Undergraduate Chinese International Students Studying in the U.S.en_US
dc.creatorValdez, Gabrielaen
dc.contributor.authorValdez, Gabrielaen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative dissertation explores the classroom experiences of international undergraduate students in the U.S. with a specific focus on perceptions of undergraduate Chinese international students. The study starts with a literature review of the field of study where I identify classroom practices that, instead of promoting integration of international students into classroom activities, facilitated exclusion and segregation of these students. Subsequently, I explore different classroom practices perceived by 15 Chinese international undergraduate students to be effective and those perceived to be ineffective. At the same time, perceived identity of these Chinese international students in a U.S. classroom setting and how these affect their experiences and sense of membership are also explored. The study concludes with a series of recommendations under a proposed critical pedagogy of internationalization that address some of the challenges identified in this dissertation and develop students' identities, critical thinking skills with a comparative perspective, intercultural communication, cultural competence, and social justice.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectclassroom exclusionen
dc.subjectcritical pedagogyen
dc.subjectinternationalizationen
dc.subjectinternational studentsen
dc.subjectpedagogyen
dc.subjectLanguage, Reading & Cultureen
dc.subjectChinese studentsen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading & Cultureen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRuiz, Richarden
dc.contributor.chairRuiz, Richarden
dc.contributor.committeememberRuiz, Richarden
dc.contributor.committeememberGonzalez, Normaen
dc.contributor.committeememberMoll, Luisen
dc.contributor.committeememberLee, Jennyen
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