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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(4), 199;

Bridging Countries and Cultures through Accessible Global Collaborations

College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, 1954 Buford Ave. St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN 55108 USA
Foreign Languages Department, Chita Institute of Baikal State University, 56 Anokhin Street, Chita 672039, Russia
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Received: 17 September 2018 / Revised: 24 October 2018 / Accepted: 5 November 2018 / Published: 14 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Universal Design for Inclusive Pedagogy)
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This paper discusses and provides two case studies on a postsecondary, accessible, global project among students in Russia, China, and the United States. The project design was to engage diverse students in an international conversation to explore their place in the world and envision their future as individuals, innovators, workers, and/or leaders in this globalized world. The three countries chosen, Russia, China, and the United States, are world powers and are pivotal countries for building international bridges. This paper highlights the evolution of the project and students’ vision for developing ongoing student-centered international research projects. It is the hope of the authors that educators reading this article will be inspired to embark on other accessible global projects designed to enhance language and cultural competence with and among all college students. View Full-Text
Keywords: accessibility; global education; international programs; universal design; pedagogical practices; inclusivity; China; Russia; USA accessibility; global education; international programs; universal design; pedagogical practices; inclusivity; China; Russia; USA
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Duranczyk, I.; Pishcherskaia, E. Bridging Countries and Cultures through Accessible Global Collaborations. Educ. Sci. 2018, 8, 199.

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