ERIC Number: ED150038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Experience: The Experiential Approach to Cross-Cultural Education.
Batchelder, Donald, Ed.; Warner, Elizabeth G., Ed.
The book presents teaching techniques and learning exercises developed by the Experiment in International Living (EIL) for use in programs of cultural awareness and intercultural communications. The EIL, located in Vermont, has been involved in international cultural exchange since 1932. It has arranged for student exchanges, has trained Peace Corps volunteers, and has instituted graduate and foreign-language programs. One major section of the book contains eight articles describing various conceptual approaches to the design of cross-cultural education from an experiential point of view. Included are suggestions for teaching communicative competence, designing an experiential exercise, applying experiential techniques to field situations, and using cross-cultural approaches in the teaching of American Studies in a college setting. Another major section presents 11 games or exercises related to cultural awareness. They range from specific techniques for language learning to ways of teaching global sensitivity in the classroom through simulation. Four articles about program and skill evaluation conclude the book. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Culture Contact, Educational Strategies, Global Approach, Guides, Higher Education, Instructional Design, International Educational Exchange, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Experience, Teaching Methods
The Experiment in International Living, CCS, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 ($6.95 plus $0.55 postage, paperbound)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.; Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research.
Note: Articles on pages 15-21, 29-36, 41-54 have been removed by ERIC due to internal copyright. See "Acknowledgements" section for citations ; Parts may be marginally legible due to small type