• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This new edition of Intercultural Interactions presents a fully updated set of training materials which have been developed to form the basis of a variety of cross-cultural orientation programmes. These materials are based on the assumption that there are commonalities, or similar personal experiences, when people live and work in cultures other than their own. More comprehensive in scope than its predecessor, the Second Edition also contains a practical new user's guide, and its expanded coverage draws readers in with more vivid scenarios and examples reflecting changing world events and social milieu.

Information for Teachers and Cross-Cultural Trainers
Information for teachers and cross-cultural trainers

This chapter presents considerable background information for trainers, educators, and those interested in a broader understanding of issues related to intercultural education and training. Included is a general overview of cross-cultural training strategies and, in particular, an overview of the development and use of culture assimilators. We also present in this chapter the rationale for the development of a culture-general assimilator capable of preparing people for a variety of extensive cross-cultural experiences, information on how the materials were originally developed and validated, a survey of how the research literature supports the use of this instrument, and suggested uses and modification of these materials based on the extensive experiences of the developers.

Commonalities in Cross-Cultural Experiences

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