ERIC Number: EJ886246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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What Do You Know about Cultural Styles?
Jones, Janine M.
Communique, v38 n7 p1, 20 May 2010
When people think about building cultural competence, one of the key steps is building awareness of others. In the absence of a relationship or unique experiences, many of them never develop a true understanding of other cultures without exerting significant effort. This article presents three unique cultures and provides an opportunity for readers to think about the cultures and how the variables interact with the process of serving children and families in schools. These three unique cultures include: (1) These are people who tend to speak softly and slowly with limited eye contact; (2) Members of culture two speak quickly and assertively; and (3) The third culture includes a group with a speech pattern that includes both volume and pace. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Cross Cultural Studies, Well Being, Competence, School Psychologists, Cultural Pluralism
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