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ERIC Number: ED011103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE DESIGN OF CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING, WITH EXAMPLES FROM THE PEACE CORPS.
HARRISON, ROGER; HOPKINS, RICHARD L.
IN THREE ARTICLES ON THE DESIGN OF CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING WITH EXAMPLES FROM THE PEACE CORPS, HARRISON POINTED OUT THE INAPPLICABILITY OF THE CURRENT TRAINING FOR OVERSEAS SERVICE, DISSENTING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ITS ENDS AND MEANS. HE ARGUES THAT THE METHODS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO THE SITUATION WHICH REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO ADAPT TO UNFAMILIAR AND AMBIGUOUS SOCIAL SITUATIONS. TRAINING DESIGNED ONLY FOR UNDERSTANDING IS NOT ENOUGH. IT MUST REQUIRE THE PERSON TO EXPERIENCE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF PHENOMENA WITH WHICH HE IS TO DEAL AND TO TRANSLATE IDEAS AND VALUES INTO DIRECT ACTION, WITH RISKS. HOPKINS STATES THAT THE TRAINEE HAS NOT REALLY BEEN TRAINED FOR THE LIFE IN THE PEACE CORPS AND THEN SUGGESTS THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO WORK TOWARD THE CREATION OF AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH WILL REWARD CREATIVITY. IN HIS SECOND PAPER, HOPKINS DESCRIBES A SUCCESSFUL TRAINING PROGRAM AT CAMP CROZIER, PUERTO RICO, IN WHICH THE EFFORTS OF THE TEACHERS WERE DIRECTED TOWARD ACTIVATING A TRAINEE'S WILL TO LEARN AND TOWARD CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT TO SUSTAIN SPONTANEOUS LEARNING. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL TRAINING LABORATORIES, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, 1201 SIXTEENTH ST., N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036, FOR $3.00. (SM)
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Authoring Institution: National Training Labs. Inst. for Applied Behavioral Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; PEACE CORPS; PUERTO RICO