ERIC Number: ED250726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
A Culture-Specific Framework for Teaching Intercultural Communication.
Broome, Benjamin J.
Noting that the bulk of intercultural teaching and research has taken the culture-general approach to the exclusion of a culture-specific focus, this paper (1) argues that the distinction between the two approaches is artificial and unnecessary, and (2) develops a framework for intercultural communication that incorporates a culture-specific focus as the basis for helping students understand the intercultural communication process. Following the introduction, the first section of the paper discusses the limitations of the culture-general approach. The second section then offers a culture-specific framework for teaching intercultural communication. The third section discusses using the culture-specific approach with both a culture-general understanding of the intercultural communication process and culture-specific expertise concerning the communication behavior of a particular cultural group. (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (33rd, Dallas, TX, May 26-30, 1983).