Transcultural Education: Improving Teaching and Learning in a Competitive and Globalizing world

Robert Michael White

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The issue of school improvement, particularly as it pertains to addressing anti-social behavior, improving learning and teacher effectiveness has become a primary topic of discussion among educational stakeholders. Therefore, cycle of inquiry developed for this investigation was based on a grounded theory perspective within an action research framework. The cycle of scientific research used for this study was an in-depth investigation that informed real-world field investigations, followed by the simultaneous collection of both quantitative and qualitative data from archival records, open-ended and semi-structured interviews, observations and surveys. Data from a multiple case study investigation showed that a transcultural approach to school reform can have a positive effect on teacher effectiveness, learner engagement and prosocial behavior. Both qualitative and quantitative data evidenced an increase in pupil on-task behavior during lessons and an improvement in the teachers‘ ability to focus their time on content delivery during lessons. The finding, coupled with an understanding of the importance of teacher effectiveness, learner self-regulation, suggests that future school-based reform and organization related to improved outcomes should consider the role of transculturally informed mediated cooperative-learning activities from a in developing beneficial character adaptations that promote self-regulation and positive educational and life outcomes
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event21st Intenational Conference on Learning - Lander College for Women at Touro College, New York, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 201417 Jul 2014


Conference21st Intenational Conference on Learning
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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