ERIC Number: ED059939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Guidelines for Peace Corps Cross-Cultural Training. Part III. Supplementary Readings.
Wight, Albert R.; And Others
Reproduced in this document are 17 articles for both trainees and trainers during phases of Peace Corps training programs presented in related documents: SO 002 456 and SO 002 457. They are ordered in a sequence that reflects program development. The first article, An Alternative to the University Model, by Harrison and Hopkins, describes experiential training, its problems, objectives, and rewards. The Hall and Whyte article and Lee article describes the complexity and requirements of cross-cultural communication. The Leach and Bowen articles describe the same problems from an individual's perspective. Rhinesmitt and Hoopes' article describe reactions to a new culture. Oberg's and Dubois's articles describe culture shock. Several articles deal with American and Western culture. The Stewart article provides a summary of the more important cultural concepts. The articles on American culture by Miner, Linton, Montana, and Latham give slightly unexpected visions of American society. Articles by Vithal, Hatch, Cousins, and Carter focus on the Peace Corps Volunteer role, the particular difficulties he faces, the strengths he can bring, and the adaptions he can make. The articles were chosen for their relevance to community development work anywhere in the world. Another related document is: SO 002 459. (Author/DJB)
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Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research and Education, Estes Park, CO.