ERIC Number: ED366681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Beyond Experience: The Experiential Approach to Cross-Cultural Education. Second Edition.
Gochenour, Theodore, Ed.
This book provides a collection of essays on the practical applications of experiential cross-cultural education, as well as specific exercises, simulations, and other activities. Its intent is to provide a guide in assessing the educational impact of this type of experience. The essays are divided among three parts: Ideas; Activities; and Assessment. Following a preface by the editor and two short introductory essays, "The Green Banana," by Donald Batchelder and "Beyond Experience: The Experiential Approach to Cross-Cultural Education," by Anne Janeway. Part 1 contains the following chapters: "Seven Concepts in Cross-Cultural interaction: A Training Design" (Theodore Gochenour and Anne Janeway); "Educational Values of Experiential Education" (John A. Wallace); "Is Experiential Learning Something Fundamentally Different?" (Theodore Gochenour); "The Inner Side of Experiential Learning" (Gordon Murray); and "Focus on Process: An Examination of the Learning and Teaching of Intercultural Communicative Competence" (Alvino E. Fantini). The chapters in part 2 are: "Preparation for Cross-Cultural Experience" (Donald Batchelder); "A Short Guide to Designing and Conducting an Experiential Exercise" (Claude Pepin); "Language and Intercultural Orientation: A Process Approach" (Alvino E. Fantini and William P. Dant); "Cultural Orientation in the English as a Second Language Classroom" (Janet Gaston); "Using Critical Incidents" (Donald Batchelder); "Cultural Adjustment, Power, and Personal Ethics: Three Critical Incidents" (Karen Blanchard); "The Drop-Off" and "Martian Anthropology Exercise" (Donald Batchelder); "Tisuro: Creating Felt Needs" (David Hopkins); and "Examining Cultural Identity" (Lise Sparrow). Chapters in part 3 are: "Assessing Experiential Learning Overseas" (Bruce Wyatt); and Sample Formats from Experiment Programs. The chapter consists of the following short sections: Evaluation (Carol Jaenson), Responsibilities (Ronald Richardson and Jana Glenn-Carter), Your Objectives, Guidelines, and Assessment--YOGA (Alvino E. Fantini), and What Is Being Learned on an Experiment Program? (World Learning, Inc.). (GLR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Methods, English (Second Language), Essays, Ethnicity, Experiential Learning, Intercultural Communication, Language Acquisition, Noncategorical Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Intercultural Press, 16 U.S. Route One, P.O. Box 700, Yarmouth, Maine 04096 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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