This book of structured activities for use in teaching about culture, ethnicity and diversity comprises easy-to-use classroom and training exercises that are both engaging to participants and effective as learning tools. The contributors offer tools to those teachers and trainers who strive to increase understanding of and communication between ethnic and racial groups. The book is arranged so that users may easily draw upon the activities to involve students and bring abstract concepts into the realm of the students' own experiences.
Chapter 11: Applying Berry and Kim's Acculturative Framework to Documentaries on Culture Contact
Applying Berry and Kim's Acculturative Framework to Documentaries on Culture Contact
This chapter describes an exercise combining documentaries on culture contact—often rich in examples of responses to outside cultures, but poor in structure—with a model of acculturation best learned by example.
Intercultural courses can profit greatly from audiovisual material. Image-rich presentations of culturally revealing behaviors, for example, in documentaries on culture contact, enhance students' interest in the material. Yet such documentaries often proceed at a rapid pace and with little obvious structure. They offer potentially important examples of how people respond to influence from an outside culture, but without some idea of what to look for, students may fail to notice these examples or fail ...