Faculty Resources: Recommended Readings


An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide

Publication Date: February 3, 2003 | ISBN-10: 0472088661 | ISBN-13: 978-0472088669

Understanding Your International Students surveys the school cultures of the many countries whose students top the international student enrollment lists in the U.S. educational institutions. No other volume so comprehensively addresses the educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the international students who are studying in English-speaking countries.

Understanding Your International Students is an excellent resource for all schools--it's designed to sensitize users to the myriad differences that exist among schools and students around the world, to pique interest in deeper cultural exploration, and to provide encouragement and support for effective cross-cultural problem-solving. For each country profiled, the following information is provided:

  • statistical profile
  • deep culture summary
  • table providing information related to school calendars, curricula, exams, grades,         homework, and classroom set-up
  • section on educational policy, teaching style, learning style, instructional setting, after-school activities, discipline and class management, teacher-student and student-student relationships, non-verbal behavior, images, forms of address, dress, polite/impolite topics and behaviors, and gift-giving problem/solution scenarios that address challenges specific to the classroom and the student population described.



  • Leslie Kosel Eckstein
  • Kimberly S. Kalaydjian
  • Ariadne Miranda
  • Deborah A. Mitchell
  • Amna Mohamed
  • Barbara Smith-Palinkas
  • Jerome York, Jr.
  • L. Elizabeth Zollner

Editor:  Jeffra Flaitz



Academic Success for International Students

Publication Date: March 16, 2003 | ISBN-10: 0595271960 | ISBN-13: 978-0595271962

You've come a great distance to study in a new land, but now that you're here, you've discovered that education is very different in the West. You fear that you do not have the skills to succeed in this new environment. Fear no longer. Here is your guide to all things academic in the West, from educational philosophy to life in the classroom, to relationships with professors. As you read, you will learn how to organize your time, complete a variety of assignments, navigate the library, produce high quality research essays and write examinations with confidence. I admire international students. You have courage. You have motivation. You have endurance. There is every reason for you to do well if you have the proper understanding of Western education. This handbook is intended to help you gain that understanding, accomplish all your educational goals and graduate triumphantly.

Author: William B. Badke