Intercultural interactions in university tutorials: A Bourdieusian analysis

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Connections in Higher Education Vol. 35

July, 2012, 373 pages
Published by
N. Brown, S.M. Jones, & A. Adam
ISBN
0 908557 89 2
Abstract 

This research explores mono-cultural, mono-lingual local student perceptions of intercultural interactions in structured university learning environments through the lens of Bourdieu’s social field theory. Employing qualitative analysis, this study revealed intercultural interactions to be co-shaped by structural, institutional and contextual elements, as well as the personal dispositions students bring to the classroom. Implications for University providers are discussed.

Keywords: intercultural interaction, domestic student, Bourdieu. 

Intercultural interactions in university tutorials: A Bourdieusian analysis

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Colvin, Cassandra; Fozdar, Farida; Volet, Simone