Heathyr Johnson

Title: Intercultural Education: The Classroom Environment at Home and Abroad

Abstract: As an education major, Johnson’s biggest challenge has been finding the proper methods of classroom management. These methods can (and should) change continuously depending on the classroom environment, which includes the students, their backgrounds, their academic knowledge, and the events of the day. She has learned that the study of other cultures enhances student engagement. Primarily, her research compares the classroom behaviors of American students and Italian students, which are quite different in many ways, as well as a study of how the inclusion of other cultures strengthens the classroom environment.

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