ERIC Number: ED262557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Orientation. A Guide for Leaders and Educators. International Exchange Series. Pre-Publication Edition.
Fantini, Alvino E., Ed.; And Others
Materials designed to accompany an orientation program for teachers and group leaders preparing to take a group of teenage students abroad are divided into two sections dealing with content and process. The first section on the content of orientation covers the following topics: pre-departure preparation and a sample language-culture lesson for adaptation to the target language and culture; a model for group orientation concerning expectations, program and trip information, host country information, a cross-cultural simulation, cultural awareness and skills, community exploration, and cultural adjustment; in-country orientation; and re-entry adjustment and perspective-taking. The second section on the orientation process discusses approaches to experience as education; considerations for persons in the leadership role; leading discussions; and guidelines for working with groups, such as guiding discussion, understanding group tasks and roles, giving and receiving feedback, and counseling needs. Appended materials include field guides distributed to group members concerning language and culture and social and political processes in the United States, a supplementary list of references, and music for a 16th-century canon entitled "Dona Nobis Pacem". (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adolescents, Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Education, Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Leadership Qualities, Lesson Plans, Orientation Materials, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Staff Orientation, Study Abroad, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Guides
Experiment Press, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.
Note: A product of the Project of the President's International Youth Exchange Initiative. For related documents, see FL 015 024 and FL 015 026.