ERIC Number: ED152644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Learning and Self-Growth: Getting to Know Ourselves and Others.
Sikkema, Mildred; Niyekawa-Howard, Agnes M.
This book reports on a field training project in social work education which emphasized learning to deal with cultural differences. Objectives of the project were to achieve an understanding of another culture and to move toward personal growth by becoming aware of one's cultural and personal biases. The book contains seven chapters. Chapter I introduces the project and discusses the need for cultural awareness. Chapter II examines the theoretical bases of the project, describes the project, and lists its components. Chapter III emphasizes the cognitive learning aspect of the project which included a pre-training seminar and an integration seminar. Chapter IV examines the design of the cultural field experience and gives a detailed account of the stages the two student groups went through in the experiential, cross-cultural learning process. Many examples of the student activities are given. Chapter V summarizes the overall student learning by focusing on the students' perceptions of the project and their personal growth as a result of participating. Chapter VI describes three variations of the original project. The last chapter gives a brief summary of the project, suggests modifications in the design, and discusses some implications for professional education in social work. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Contact, Disadvantaged, Divergent Thinking, Ethnic Stereotypes, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Culture, Higher Education, Intercultural Programs, Learning Experience, Problem Solving, Self Concept, Social Integration, Social Problems, Social Relations, Social Work, Social Workers, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
International Association of Schools of Social Work, 345 East 46th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($6.00, paper cover, 10% discount for 10 copies or more)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. School of Social Work.; International Association of Schools of Social Work, New York, NY.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of small type of document