Thais Taking Turns: How Thais Participate in Group Work in the American Classroom

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Using Ethnography of Communication, Conversational Analysis, and surveys, Thai students' participation in group work was studied to determine how they interact with native English-speaking students. Issues discussed are: (1) behaviors Thai students display during group work; including comparisons and contrasts to native students' behaviors, (2) prejudices native students have about including Thai students in group work, (3) Thais' strengths and weaknesses in group work, and (4) perceptions native and Thai students and their professors have regarding group work and its importance to successful course completion. The study concludes by recommending ways that both Thai students and their professors can enhance ... continued below

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Bischof, Janine Chere August 1999.

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Using Ethnography of Communication, Conversational Analysis, and surveys, Thai students' participation in group work was studied to determine how they interact with native English-speaking students. Issues discussed are: (1) behaviors Thai students display during group work; including comparisons and contrasts to native students' behaviors, (2) prejudices native students have about including Thai students in group work, (3) Thais' strengths and weaknesses in group work, and (4) perceptions native and Thai students and their professors have regarding group work and its importance to successful course completion. The study concludes by recommending ways that both Thai students and their professors can enhance the learning outcomes of courses that heavily emphasize group work.

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Bischof, Janine Chere. Thais Taking Turns: How Thais Participate in Group Work in the American Classroom, thesis, August 1999; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278857/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .