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Promoting Cultural Diversity in Higher Education

Sino-US English Teaching. 2012. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 1091-1099.
Petrova E. Y.
This paper, first, looks into what cultural diversity in higher education is. Secondly, it offers speculations on different attitudes of educators and students to multiculturalism because of certain myths that are also described and dispelled. Thirdly, the author dwells on types of programs that may help maintain cultural diversity in universities. Finally, the author focuses on the contribution of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE) to promoting multiculturalism, mostly on arranging international online forums to bring two and more cultures together. When analyzing the forum content, communication strategies used by the students were determined and described.