ERIC Number: ED347597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Culture and Communicative Life in India.
Jain, Nemi C.
Basic patterns of culture and communication in India such as world view, reincarnation, concepts of Karma and Dharma, stages of life, the caste system, time orientation, collectivism, hierarchical orientation, language situation, and nonverbal communication norms are an integral part of Hinduism and Indian culture, and have a significant influence on the personality, values, beliefs, and attitudes of Hindus in India and abroad. In planning culture-specific instruction, it would be efficacious to choose the method and technique that best suits the type of course, instructional purpose, content, and context involved. Three effective instructional techniques for teaching Indian culture and communication patterns are: personal intercultural experiences, a cultural awareness exercise, and cultural assimilators. (PRA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Patterns; India
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Western States Communication Association (63rd, Boise, ID, February 21-25, 1992).