Author: Mustafa Altun1
1Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: : Promoting harmony within diversity has become a goal of both global education and multicultural education. Schools need to help students to become more culturally aware today. Teachers who study abroad can enable diverse groups to live in harmony. Individuals need to promote respect and mutual understanding to function in modern diverse societies. Unless people develop better inter-community relations, a cohesive and tolerant society cannot be created. Study abroad experience helps teachers develop increased cultural awareness as they acquire more cultural knowledge and cultural sensitivity while studying abroad. It has been assumed that teachers who study abroad can work more effectively in an intercultural context. This article attempts to explain whether study abroad experience allows teachers to encourage students to recognize the diversity of cultures and values.
Keywords: Study Abroad, Global Education, Diversity, Culture, Mutual Understanding
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ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), March 2017, Vol.3, No.4