This article proposes five information-based Golden Rules in intercultural education that represent a holistic approach to creating learning corridors across geographically dispersed academic communities. The Golden Rules are generated through qualitative analysis, grounded theory application, reflective practice, and critical research to scrutinize significant moments of interactions between faculty/students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, over two years. The Golden Rules focus on spirit, practice, implementation, desired outcomes, and deeper knowledge and understanding. Interpretation of these Golden Rules helps generate culturally relevant information that provides a framework for understanding the meanings and characteristics of intercultural education. Classroom instructors can encourage acceptance in students towards all forms of diversity through information-based lessons. Other suggestions include planning of intercultural events and activities, key questions to address, and resources to develop.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Education for Information|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Mehra, B., Allard, S., Qayyum, M. A., & Barclay-McLaughlin, G. (2008). AquÃ y allá (here and there) information-based learning corridors between Tennessee and Puerto Rico: The five Golden Rules in intercultural education. Education for Information, 26(3-4), 151-168.