Cultural awareness, communication apprehension, and communication competence: a case study of Saint John’s International School

Cultural awareness, communication apprehension, and communication competence: a case study of... Cross-cultural communication competence is a key issue in teaching in international schools. Cultural awareness issues are likely to play a role in how effectively the expat teachers in international schools are able to teach. This research examines communication competence, cultural awareness, and communication apprehension of UK teachers in a British curriculum international school in Bangkok, Thailand. Generally, the respondents have a high level of self-reported communication competence, high levels of cultural awareness, and low communication apprehension. Although the sample size in this pilot work is small, the data do seem to show that intercultural awareness is related to communication competence, and that it is also related to communication apprehension, which itself relates to communication competence. This is an important issue for future research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Educational Management Emerald Publishing

Cultural awareness, communication apprehension, and communication competence: a case study of Saint John’s International School

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-354X
DOI
10.1108/09513540210441245
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Abstract

Cross-cultural communication competence is a key issue in teaching in international schools. Cultural awareness issues are likely to play a role in how effectively the expat teachers in international schools are able to teach. This research examines communication competence, cultural awareness, and communication apprehension of UK teachers in a British curriculum international school in Bangkok, Thailand. Generally, the respondents have a high level of self-reported communication competence, high levels of cultural awareness, and low communication apprehension. Although the sample size in this pilot work is small, the data do seem to show that intercultural awareness is related to communication competence, and that it is also related to communication apprehension, which itself relates to communication competence. This is an important issue for future research.

Journal

International Journal of Educational ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2002

Keywords: Communication; Competences; National cultures; Schools; Thailand

References

  • Managing culturally diverse buyer‐seller relationships: the role of intercultural disposition and adaptive selling in developing intercultural communication competence
    Bush, V.D; Rose, G.M; Gilbert, F.; Ingram, T.N
  • Methodological issues in cross‐cultural management research: problems, solutions, and proposals
    Lim, L.; Firkola, P

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