The university and college classroom of today is vastly different from the past. Not only do faculty face a diverse mix of local students, but now they also regularly meet an international mix of cultures, ages, religions, dress codes, language abilities, beliefs, values, and accents... from students who arrive at their institution from around the globe.
Find out the answers to these and many more common questions in this practical teaching guide. Using a new model for understanding behavior called 'Success Orientations', this book works through a variety of practical challenges and opportunities facing new and experienced teachers of international students. Tools and techniques for tackling each challenge are detailed and explained fully. Make teaching international students a fun and rewarding experience!
"I read your book cover to cover. I am going to reread it very shortly as I think I was the proverbial dog drinking from the fire hydrant of knowledge!!! Although the book is now plastered with post-its, I really need to go back, slow down and digest."
- A university faculty member
"This should be mandatory reading for anyone who is embarking on their first teaching assignment at the university level - and it should be on the "seriously consider reading this" list for experienced teachers who think they know it all."
- Ron Sitter, Professor and Corporate HR Training Consultant
Paul Kurucz taught international students, led faculty training, and created international student centric curricula and teaching case studies for 25 years in North America and abroad.
He helps faculty gain new insights into how international students learn. From these insights come new teaching skills and the self confidence to make excellent learning experiences happen in the classroom. Paul has worked with university and college administrators across Canada as they lead processes of change such as a shift of focus to improving learning experiences for international students.
Paul also helps institutional leaders develop marketing strategies to attract more international students to their campuses and institutions. He taught international MBA students on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada and while teaching he also coached, consulted, trained, and offered guest speaking with groups and institutions. "Busy people are happy people". Paul currently consults, coaches, and advises on international transitions for professionals, work transfers, and returning families.
Paperback - 252 pages
Width: 7-1/2 " x Height: 9-1/4"
Subject: EDUCATION / Professional Development
Publisher: Success Orientations Publishing
Pub. Date: 2008-05-15 - Revised & Updated First edition
2016 Update: This book now available in ebook format only (PDF format).