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ERIC Number: ED017358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND DRAMATIC RITUAL.
SALISBURY, LEE H.
THE AUTHOR'S PROGRAM, COLLEGE ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR ALASKAN NATIVES (COPAN), WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE A SMOOTH TRANSITION FOR NATIVE ALASKAN STUDENTS INTO THE AREA OF WESTERN CULTURE, IN COLLEGE. THE FINE ARTS WERE UTILIZED AS A COMMUNICATION BRIDGE BETWEEN THE ESKIMO AND WESTERN CULTURES. THE MEDIA OF THE DANCE AND DRAMA WERE THE BASES FOR FUSING IDENTICAL CUSTOMS IN COMPARISONS OF THE TWO CULTURES. THIS SERVED TO INDICATE THE SUPERFICIALITY OF THE DIFFERENCES AND THE SHARED PURPOSE OF A COMMON HUMANITY. NECESSITY FOR THE PROGRAM WAD DERIVED FROM THE FACT THAT MOST ESKIMOS, AFTER 12 YEARS OF EDUCATION, FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO RETURN TO THE VILLAGE AND ADAPT SATISFACTORILY. THEREFORE, THESE MARGINAL PEOPLE MUST BE PROVIDED AN INCENTIVE FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS AS THEY HAVE REACHED A POINT OF NO RETURN. THE COMPLETE BOOK, "COMMUNICATION-CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES." EDITED BY LEE THAYER, OF WHICH THIS IS CHAPTER 4, IS AVAILABLE FROM SPARTAN PRESS (MACMILLAN), WASHINGTON, D.C. (WN)
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