Fall 2017


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Trish Harvey


The research question in this paper and project asks the question: How can I create a classroom environment that is engaging and interactive for students from both Eastern and Western cultures while maintaining a culturally responsive classroom that respects, accepts, and incorporates all cultures into content and instruction? This is a project that examines the differences in student engagement and interaction between students from Eastern and Western cultures. Social and cultural norms in Eastern and Western cultures are examined in this paper, as well as engagement in classrooms in Eastern and Western cultures and how this affects the classroom environment. The project described in this paper is an informative and convenient website for other classroom teachers and ELL teachers to gain access to resources to help them create an engaging and culturally responsive classroom for students from both Eastern and Western cultures.

Project Type

Website Creation


ESL/ ELLs, Multicultural Education, Teachers/ Teaching

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Education Commons