ERIC Number: ED162371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Exchange and Intercultural Communication: A Follow-up Evaluation of an Attempt at International Understanding and Appreciation.
Farrell, Robert V.
Thirty-six participants from the United States have been involved in a teacher exchange program between Florida International University and the school system of Cartagena, Colombia. Known as "Focus: Cartagena," the program revolves around four specific objectives stating that, after experiencing the program, participants should be able to recognize and recall general facts about Colombia, to identify and describe fundamental characteristics and problems of Colombia's educational system, to recognize and describe basic cultural differences between Colombia and the United States, and to develop and maintain a positive attitude toward Colombia. In an effort to evaluate how well these objectives were met, each participant was asked to complete a questionnaire. An analysis of the 23 questionnaires returned revealed that the knowledge and understanding associated with the program's three cognitive objectives were retained; further, the objective of achieving a positive attitude toward Colombia was clearly verified. (A copy of the evaluation questionnaire is appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association Summer Conference on Intercultural Communication (Tampa, Florida, July 17-21, 1978)