Higher education classrooms are increasingly diverse. Yet, faculty oftentimes do not have adequate training in teaching, cultural competence, or intercultural communication. Co-authors offer five common principles for culturally responsive pedagogy.
A qualitative research completed by M. Martinez provides a rare view of the post-graduation life of former international students from mainland China. The study describes how Chinese students who completed a graduate degree in the United States utilize the leadership skills they developed while in the United States.
Here is the summary of the recent book “From Departing to Achieving: Keys to Success for International Students in U.S. Colleges and Universities” by Ye He, Bryant L. Hutson, Michael J. Elliott and Jennifer L. Bloom. The book provides a strengths-based approach for international students to achieve their goals.
A research titled “Understanding International Graduate Students’ Acculturation Using Q Methodology”, published by Professors Bang and Montgomery in the Johns Hopkins University Press examines the subjective perspectives of acculturation of international graduate students. The study identifies three categories of social adaptability styles of students: confident optimists, appreciative optimists, and apprehensive optimists.
A research titled “Acculturation and career beliefs – is there a relationship for international university students?” published by Lakshmi Mahadevan in the College Student Journal explores the relationship between acculturation and the career beliefs of Indian, Chinese and Korean international students.
A research titled “Factors Influencing International Students’ Career Choice: A Comparative Study”, published by Professors Singaravelu, White and Bringaze of the University of Missouri-Columbia, examines the career development behavior of Asian and non-Asian international students as well as domestic students. Based on the results, the authors make three suggestions on international student career counseling.
The research “A Career Development Profile of First Year International Students within the United States” by Professors Duffy and Lucas of the University of Maryland provides a general view of career decision status and work values of first-year international students in comparison with American students. The authors recommended a few techniques for career counseling to international students.