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ERIC Number: ED129067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on a Cross-Cultural Problem: Getting to Know the Vietnamese. General Information Series, No. 13. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
This guide is essentially designed to help the reader answer for himself the question: What are the Vietnamese like? It will prove useful to sponsors, teachers, other education officials, workers in voluntary agencies and those in state and federal agencies dealing with Vietnamese refugees. The refugees now live in a society which is almost diametrically the opposite of their own. Cross cultural misunderstandings and conflicts are bound to occur. This report discusses the following traits which appear to be common to the Vietnamese people: industriousness, a love of learning, humanism, a desire for harmony, a pluralistic approach to life, a need for a sense of permanence, and a lack of a spirit of unity. These traits are compared with some typically American cultural traits. (CFM)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact, Guides, Indochinese, Refugees, Social Characteristics, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Vietnamese
the five Bilingual Resource Centers in Brooklyn, New York; Arlington Heights, Illinois; Lafayette, Louisiana; San Diego, California; and Berkeley, California (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam