ERIC Number: ED129683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Workshop in Intercultural Communication: Handbook for Instructors. Technical Report 74-13.
Kraemer, Alfred J.
This handbook provides detailed guidelines for conducting the exercise described in SO 009 457 as a workshop on intercultural communication. The objective of the workshop is to improve participant skill in intercultural communication by increasing the ability to recognize cultural influences in participants' own thinking. Aspects of conducting the workshop that are described in the handbook include (1) knowing participants' backgrounds, (2) explaining the objective of the workshop, (3) describing the workshop exercise to participants, (4) preparing participants for the exercise, (5) following instructional procedure during the exercise, and (6) handling participant resistance to the learning process. A guide to the scripts of the videotaped dialogs used in the workshop exercise indicates specific aspects of an American's utterances that reflect cultural influence which is common to all excerpts in a sequence, clues about utterances of the foreign culture, and examples of how cultural influences manifest themselves in most sequences. Also provided in the handbook are methods for evaluating the workshop, such as a cultural self-awareness test designed to measure ability to recognize cultural influences in one's own thinking. Data obtained from an evaluation of an abbreviated version of the workshop are included for comparison. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bias, Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Traits, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Culture, Intercultural Programs, Self Evaluation, Speech Communication, Teaching Guides, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For a related document, see SO 009 457