ERIC Number: ED369112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-25
Reference Count: N/A
The Classroom as a Third-Culture: Contemporary Perspectives Regarding Multicultural Communication Education.
Lervold, John D.
This paper reviews and analyzes current literature addressing the issue of multicultural communication education. The notions of ethnorelativity and relational empathy are investigated in the paper and introduced as the components of third-culture building (a dynamic and creative process through which individuals construct a new and mutually advantageous group reality). The paper then examines the theory regarding third-culture building, and its relevance to communication education in multicultural settings are questioned and noted. The paper also discusses intercultural communication curriculum development and the role of the multicultural communication instructor. The concluding section delineates areas of concern and suggestions for future research. Contains 22 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Culture Based Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).