ERIC Number: ED249430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Culture Shock: Information Packet for Developing Stress/Culture Shock Programs for Students in Overseas Schools.
This booklet, written for elementary teachers and counselors, provides information for a three-session stress and culture shock program for fifth and sixth grade students in overseas schools. Session 1 presents an introduction to the program, including discussion questions. Session 2 focuses on stress and culture shock through examples and discussion. Session 3 presents exercises and methods for handling stress and culture shock, including organization and planning, managing the environment, managing attitudes and beliefs, and physical and emotional fitness. The Martian/Venusian Culture Game, designed to increase student awareness and acceptance of cultural differences, and the Kron Observer Game, designed to develop student understanding of the shortcomings of first impressions and stereotypes, are presented. The document concludes with a bibliography of related articles and materials. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A workshop presented at the NE/SA Teachers' Conference (Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 23-26, 1984).