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ERIC Number: ED016937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 1
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TRAINING FOR CULTURE-CONTACT AND INTERACTION SKILLS.
HAINES, DONALD B.
MANY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TRAINING MISSIONS ABROAD ARE SHORT AND DEPEND UPON CLOSE, INTENSIVE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE AMERICAN ADVISOR AND HIS COUNTERPART, MAKING IT NECESSARY FOR THE AMERICAN TO ESTABLISH RAPPORT QUICKLY AND TO COMMUNICATE EFFECIENTLY. IT HAS BEEN ASSUMED THAT AN AMERICAN SKILLED IN HIS JOB AND IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE HOST COUNTRY COULD, WITH CORRECT MOTIVATION, SUCCESSFULLY CARRY OUT HIS MISSION. SUCH IS NOT THE CASE. SKILL IS ALSO REQUIRED IN THE OTHER PERSON'S CUSTOMS, HABITS, TABOOS, MANNERISMS, AND GESTURES, WHICH HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN TAUGHT BY BRIEFINGS OR LECTURES. THIS REPORT OUTLINES A PROCEDURE FOR COLLECTING IN THE FIELD THOSE CROSS-CULTURAL BEHAVIORS MOST CRITICAL FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE ADVISORY MISSION AND DESCRIBES A MEANS OF CATEGORIZING THESE BEHAVIORS FOR INCORPORATION INTO A TRAINING PROGRAM. THOSE BEHAVIORS REQUIRING PASSIVE KNOWLEDGE MAY EASILY BE TAUGHT BY TRADITIONAL LECTURES AND HANDBOOKS. OTHERS MAY BE TAUGHT BY PROGRAMED MATERIALS, WHILE SOME REQUIRE MORE ELABORATE TEACHING METHODS. A METHOD FOR TEACHING INTERACTION SKILLS USING A VIDEO TAPE RECORDER IS PRESENTED. SUBJECTS PLACED IN SIMULATED ADVISOR-ADVISEE ROLES LEARN CRITICAL SKILLS THROUGH SELF-CONFRONTATION WITH VIDEO-AURAL PLAYBACK OF THEIR BEHAVIOR. THIS DOCUMENT, AD 611 022, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VA. 22151. MICROFICHE $0.65. HARDCOPY $3.00. 26 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Aeronautical Systems Div., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
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