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Title: Intercultural communication competence : initial application to instructors' communication as a basis to assess multicultural teacher education programs 
Author: Kim, Rachel K.
Date: 2004
Abstract: This thesis was a preliminary application of the concept of intercultural communication competence to assess instructors' communication with diverse student populations as a means of identifying successful classroom practice from which to trace back to multicultural teacher education programs. Twenty-five instructors and 247 of their students participated. Instructors' self-reports and their students' perceptions of instructors' intercultural communication competence were obtained along with instructors' degree of formal training and informal experiences relevant to teaching! communicating with diverse student populations.

Overall, both instructors and students reported moderate levels of intercultural communication competence regarding instructors' communication. There was a positive association between instructors' formal training and students' perceptions of instructors' intercultural communication competence but not with instructors' self-reports. There was a positive association between instructors' informal experiences and instructors' self-reports of intercultural communication competence but not with students' perceptions. Results indicate intercultural communication competence can successfully be applied to assess instructors' communication.
Description: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2004. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-82). ix, 82 leaves, bound 29 cm
Rights: All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Keywords: Intercultural communication -- Hawaii -- Honolulu, Teacher-student relationships -- Hawaii -- Honolulu, Communication in education -- Hawaii -- Honolulu, Teachers -- Rating of -- Hawaii -- Honolulu

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