ERIC Number: ED048084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Human Relations Training and Foreign Students.
Althen, Gary L.
This monograph draws similarities and contrast between two basic types of communication programs currently being used to facilitate better relations between foreign students and American students. One program discussed is the sensitivity training approach. It is discussed in terms of its goals, techniques, role of the leader, and appropriateness for the foreign student. The other approach, intercultural communication workshop, is analyzed in the same manner. The burden of the paper is to show that the nature of each approach limits its usefulness for a specific group. The sensitivity approach is felt to be of doubtful use in a setting involving persons who are not accustomed to a penetrating search into their own personalities. The workshop on the other hand is deemed more useful with participants who are inclined to deal with reality from a cognitive perspective as distinct from an affective one. A short bibliography is appended. In addition, ED 040 632 is a related document. (CWB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
Note: United States-Foreign Student Relationships Committee Monograph Series.