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    Children's perceptions of the impact of participation in an intercultural educational programme

    Zhu, Hua and Yang, J. and Watson, J. (2011) Children's perceptions of the impact of participation in an intercultural educational programme. Language and Intercultural Communication 11 (2), pp. 142-160. ISSN 1470-8477.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the self-perceptions of sixteen 11-year-old UK children who took part in intercultural 'Villages' organised by an international children's charity. The analysis of the data shows that only a short-term increase in Intercultural Communicative Competence was reported by the children immediately after the Village. The increase was neither statistically significant, nor evident nine months after the Village. However, the analysis of the children's self-report shows that most of the children were positive about the experience. Establishing, expanding and maintaining friendship constituted the primary aim as well as outcome of their intercultural learning. These research findings are discussed in the broader contexts of the ideology of global citizenship and the global spaces created through intercultural exchanges.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 13:19
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3648

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