ERIC Number: ED073193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Supervisor Training Programs on Minority Employment: Suggested Concepts and Procedures. Illinois Studies of the Economically Disadvantaged, Technical Report Number 16.
Cherrington, David J.
The purposes of this report are to present the narrations of the slide-tape presentation "Cultural Differences in Industry," and a readers theater script "Understanding Cultural Differences," and to document and describe their development and possible use. These materials were designed as training tools for teaching cultural differences between the black ghetto culture and white middle-class culture, primarily to white college students and white supervisors and foremen. By understanding cultural backgrounds of individuals from different cultures, it was anticipated that one could more correctly interpret the motives and actions of others and reduce the conflict and misunderstanding which might otherwise occur. The objective of the slide-tape presentation was to present a systematic listing of eight of the most salient cultural differences between the white middle-class culture and the black ghetto culture. A theoretical or historical explanation is given for each difference, and some of the possible effects of these cultural differences in industry, such as misunderstanding and conflict, are described. In the readers theater script, these cultural differences are portrayed in a real life setting showing two quite opposite interpretations of a black employee's behavior. (Author/JM)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Psychology.