ERIC Number: ED262558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Getting the Whole Picture. A Student's Field Guide to Language Acquisition and Culture Exploration. International Exchange Series. Pre-Publication Edition.
Fantini, Alvino E., Ed.; And Others
A set of cultural awareness exercises is presented for students participating in an international exchange program. The guide includes four sections: pre-departure preparation, group orientation materials, an in-country guide to cultural observation, and a re-entry guide. The first section includes discussion of expectations, cultural values, taking information about one's own family, learning about the target country and language, and the role of skills and attitudes in the exchange process. The second section on group orientation covers awareness of one's own and the target culture, helpful skills, and adaptation to a new culture. The third section, intended for use on the trip abroad, suggests activities on cultural observation, living with a host family, exploring the community, and cultural adaptation and self-awareness. The fourth section, a re-entry guide, contains exercises for evaluating change in oneself, re-adjusting to the home culture, and taking an international perspective on the experience abroad. Appended materials include a field guide to language and cultural awareness and a field guide concerning social and political processes of the United States. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Communication Skills, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Education, Culture Contact, Family Life, Intercultural Communication, International Educational Exchange, Interpersonal Communication, Listening Skills, Orientation Materials, Photographs, Second Language Learning, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad
Experiment Press, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (individual copy, $9.00, quantity price, $6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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 015 024-025.