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 8: The Intercultural Interview
The Intercultural Interview
On Culture Shock: Strangers in a Familiar Land
The movement of students across national boundaries for educational purposes has increased steadily since World War II, reaching well over 1 million persons per year by the 1990s. Because this mass migration has become a major component of the educational systems of the mainly American and Western host nations, the experience and adjustment of sojourners has educational, social, and economic implications for them as well as their guests. If homesickness and grief were lime and sand, they would pave a four-lane highway back to the homes of too many of these students. A broad scientific literature has developed since the 1950s as we have sought to understand the characteristics and determinants of ...