Our student populations' diversity now includes African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos, as classrooms represent various cultural backgrounds. This shift in student population dynamics brings fresh challenges to educator's unpreparedness to identify with the unique cultural identities of international students. The cultural dissonance that international students face compounds this challenge since the cultural unawareness and misconceptions may be generated from both educators and student groups. The Doppelganger Inspired Change Effect model or DICE discussed in this article is inspired by an extensive literature review. It elucidates a process of fostering global cultural empathy and preparedness of educators by linking such preparedness to evaluating negative attitudinal influences that may block people from changing their thinking, negatively impacting global empathy preparedness. This is a valid linkage given the influence culture has on attitudes and vice versa and is true in developing global empathy, which is crucial for training educators.
Bawa, Papia Dr.
"Listen to Your Doppelganger! Global Cultural Empathy for Educators: A Literature Review Based Conceptual Model,"
Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 5
, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol5/iss3/12
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