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Unformatted text preview: may occur is the differences in cultures. Asians culture promotes group harmony, and they think more holistically. On the other hand, Western culture emphasizes personal independence, with the community relying more heavily on analytic thought and categories. This discovery is significant because it could change the way individuals are taught. According to Heejung Kim, PhD, Asians may think and reason in a less readily verbalizable way than Westerners (p. 87). Therefore, in a Western setting, Asians may have trouble with their performances. This discrepancy needs to be accounted for, and the cultures must be willing to find a center ground where both communities can find success when in extraneous situations....
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- Spring '08