POZZO Maria isabel Rita
Foreign students as a tool for promoting intercultural learning at high school: a case study in Argentina
POZZO, MARÍA ISABEL
The International Journal of Diversity in Education
Common Ground Publishing
Lugar: Champaign; Año: 2013 vol. 12 p. 63 - 63
In the present paper we focus on the attitudes that Argentinean high school teachers have towards the educational benefits of foreign students in the classroom. In this regard, we have carried out a survey in a Rosario cityprivate school which is constantly attended by exchange students. By means of a half-structured questionnaire, we elicited how important they consider these students in their conversations with other members of the school community,which activities have already been implemented or will be in the future, their opinions about the role of schools in the social integration of foreign students, the students' previous knowledge about Argentina, and other similar topics. Thearticle concludes with some guidelines for the teachers to acquire a greater command of cultural diversity as a tool for enhancing learning in various subjects.