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ERIC Number: ED041226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 69
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Reference Count: 0
Simulating Intercultural Communication through Role-Playing.
Stewart, Edward C.; And Others
This report describes the design and development of training to increase cultural awareness. Significant aspects of intercultural interaction were simulated in a series of role playing exercises. Typical American values and assumptions were demonstrably elicited from a trainee as he interacted with a "foreign" auxiliary. The auxiliary was trained to reflect a mirror image of American values and assumptions judged important to overseas performance. These values and assumptions were derived from an analysis of American "middle class" culture. Several paper and pencil tests were developed as interim estimates of training objectives. Preliminary data bearing on the effectiveness of the technique were presented. Possible variations in training format were suggested and some conclusions drawn for use of the simulation exercises. (The document includes 32 references, seven tables, background material for role players, and instructions for part of Test D.) (Authors/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.