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Fables, Fancies and Failures in Cross-Cultural Training [microform] / James F. Downs
Bib ID 5205176
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Downs, James F
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1969 
36 p. 
Summary

Several different approaches have been taken to cross-cultural training in Peace Corps Training programs. Three of these might be referred to as the intellectual model (consisting of lectures on the host country culture), the area simulation model (placing the trainees in a surrounding which in some way resembles the country in which they will be working), and the self-awareness model (providing sensitivity training in the hope that it will make the trainee receptive to a new environment). A more valid approach would be to follow the culture-awareness model: by making trainees aware of the nature of culture, in the anthropologists' sense of the term, they will be better able to view a culture, either their own or someone else's, with objectivity. A drawback in developing a consistent approach in Peace Corps training programs is the emphasis on short term arrangements in planning and staffing, with little or no continuity from one program to the next. (mf)

Notes

Trends, v2 n3 Dec 1969.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Area Studies.  |  Cultural Images.  |  Lecture Method.  |  Models.  |  Sensitivity Training.  |  Cross Cultural Training.  |  Cultural Influences.  |  Personality Assessment.  |  Training Methods.  |  Volunteer Training.  |  Peace Corps
Other authors/contributors Hawaii Univ., Hilo. Peace Corps Training Program
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