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ERIC Number: ED452576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 229
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ISBN: ISBN-1-877864-33-1
Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning. Volume 1.
Seelye, H. Ned, Ed.
The need for new approaches, methods, and techniques in cross-cultural training and intercultural education is paramount. This collection of more than 30 exercises and activities aims to help begin a regular flow of materials into the stream of resources available to professionals in the intercultural field. The emphasis in the collection's first volume is on the development of intercultural awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity--selections include simulations, case studies, role plays, critical incidents, and individual and group exercises and range from basic introductory activities to those that facilitate the exploration of intercultural issues in significant depth. A number of activities in the collection address relatively complex workplace issues; others focus on intercultural dynamics in educational contexts. The collection should be especially valuable for trainers and educators who want to further ground their work in a solid theoretical base and at the same time augment their resources and expand their repertoire. Essays in the first section, Getting into Focus, are: (1) "Behind Our Eyes" (Gary R. Smith and George G. Otero); (2) "The Zebra's Stripes" (Ann Hubbard); (3) "A Cube Is a Cube..." (Thomas Baglan); and (4) "Organizing Self-Directed Study Groups on Women's Global Issues" (Jane Stewart Heckman, Mary J. H. Beech, and Louise Munns Kuzmarskis. Essays in the second section, Knowing Yourself as a Cultural Person, are: (5) "What's in a Name?" (Ruth Lambach); (6) "'Facts' or 'Feel'?" (Indrei Ratiu); (7) "Intercultural Self-Disclosure Scale" (Donald W. Klopf); (8) "The Magic Box: Exploring Stereotypes" (Jorge Cherbosque); (9) "Describing Cultures through Their Proverbs" (Sandra Tjitendero); and (10) "U.S. Proverbs and Core Values" (L. Robert Kohls). Essays in section three, Courting the Intercultural Perspective, are: (11) "The Emperor's Pot" (Donald Batchelder); (12) "Simulating Culture Shock" (Indrei Ratiu); (13) "Double-Loop Thinking: Seeing Two Perspectives" (Anne B. Pedersen); (14) "Cultural Deconstruction Exercise" (Linda B. Catlin and Thomas F. White); (15) "Hopes and Fears" (Ann Hubbard); (16) "Word Meanings across Cultures" (Donald W. Klopf); (17) "How We Each See It: Host Parents" (Judith M. Blohm); (18) "The Cooperative Map Exercise" (Donna L. Goldstein); and (19) "Realistic Expectations: The American Overseas Experience" (Judith M. Blohm and Michael C. Mercil). Essays in section four, Working Together, are: (20) "Work Values Exercise" (Carol Wolf); (21) "What Do They Bring?" (Donna L. Goldstein); (22) "The Culture Compass" (Paula Chu); (23) "Racism 101" (Ellen Summerfield); and (24) "Sharing Work Space: Japanese and Americans" (Mary D. Imanishi). Essays in section five, Analyzing Cross-Cultural Incidents, are: (25) "Negative Red Flags" (Elijah Lovejoy); (26) "Positive Red Flags" (Elijah Lovejoy); (27) "Reciprocal Red Flags" (Elijah Lovejoy); (28) "Framework for Using Critical Incidents" (Margaret D. Pusch); and (29) "Improvising Critical Incidents" (James Baxter and Sheila Ramsey). Essays in section six, Returning Home, are: (30) "Saying Goodbye" (Judith M. Blohm); (31) "Preparing for the Return Home" (Cornelius Grove); and (32) "My Fellow Americans" (J. Daniel Hess). (NKA)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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