Traveling to another country? To make the most of it, get out there and experience everything you can! Experience-based culture learning is the key to getting the maximum value from traveling abroad.The Whole World Guide to Culture Learning serves as a handbook for cross-cultural adaptation and a guide to becoming an effective sojourner abroad. Beginning with basic questions and then delving into the intricacies of specific interactions, J. Daniel Hess comprehensively covers how to understand a new culture. He includes self-instructional units, exercises and methods so you can pursue cultural learning in groups or individually so that you can both experience the vast and rich opportunities a new culture has to offer and learn from it. Contents Preface Introduction Part A: Building Perspectives for Culture Learning 1 Culture Learning 2 Attitudes and Character Traits that Promote Culture Learning 3 Methods in Culture Learning: The Action-Reflection-Response Strategy 4 Methods in Culture Learning: Reflection as Cultural Analysis 5 Culture Learning, Values, and Ethical ChoicesPart B: The Culture Learning Process I. Beginning Well II. Settling In III. Getting Early Glimpses of the Host Culture IV. Living with a Host Family V. Moving into the Cultural Milieu VI. Exploring the Values System Part C: Techniques for Culture Learning I. Journal Keeping II. Explorations III. Case Studies Part D: Returning Home Bibliography
|Publisher:||Nicholas Brealey Publishing|
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About the Author
J. Daniel Hess has been a communication consultant for over 25 years. He consults both nonprofit and for-profit organizations in personal, organizational, and cross-cultural communication. He has directed international study units, led orientation seminars for international relief and service agencies, and wrote several books on cultural learning, including The Whole World Guide To Culture Learning. As president of J. Daniel Hess Communications Services, Inc. Hess operates from his home in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, visit his website at www.jdanielhess.com.