Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Author Bio(s)

Christopher T. Arra, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Northern Virginia Community College. His research interests include teaching and learning issues in higher education, and cooperative learning.


Community college classes are increasingly diverse, both culturally and ethnically, but how can teachers best educate students concerning cross-cultural issues? This author proposes a cross-cultural teaching model that focuses on a personalized approach.