Border Crossing and Pedagogical Change: A Pakistani, Iraqi and Chinese Professors Reflect on College Teaching in America

  • Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education

    May George, Professional Studies in Education

    Huachuan Wen, Professional Studies in Education 

    Crossing borders has geographical, intellectual, and pedagogical implications for international college faculty who teach in America. In order to flourish in a culture different from their own they have to be flexible, adaptive, and multi-dimensional. This paper will allow you to hear the voices of a Chinese Teaching Associate, an Iraqi Temporary Faculty and a Pakistani Associate Professor. They will describe how they taught in their home countries and the ways in which their American students are shaping their teaching practice and scholarship.