Developing Intercultural Awareness: A Cross-Cultural Training Handbook is a rich resource for cross-cultural training. Drawn from the authors' experience, this guide contains simulation games, case studies, icebreakers and other training activities for developing cross-cultural awareness in virtually any setting. Robert Kohls and John Knight have mapped out one- and two-day workshops for those looking for preplanned programs, and the book's appendices include guides to simulation games, films and further readings. In this second updated edition, new and dynamic activities have been added to the array of material already present in the book, and the authors have ensured the relevance and timeliness of these cultural activities. This easy-to-use guide is both an excellent companion to The Survival Kit for Overseas Living and an extremely valuable resource for those looking to train others or simply educate themselves in order to become more culturally aware.
Contents Acknowledgments Preface- L. Robert Kohls Preface- John M. Knight General Considerations Workshop Design: Two-Day Workshop Design: One-Day Resource 1- Icebreaker- Push/Pull Resource 1A- Icebreaker- Examine the Room Resource 1B- Icebreaker- Draw a House Resource 1C- Icebreaker- The Form Resource 2- Expectations Resource 3- Surprise Introduction Resource 4- Reaching Consensus Resource 5- Bingo Break Resource 6- Cross-Cultural Value Cards Resource 6A- Cultural Values Resources 6B- Cultural Values Contrast Resource 7- Observations of Foreign Visitors about American Behavior Resource 8- Most Common Stereotypes of Americans Held by Foreigners Resource 9- Discovering American Values Through American Proverbs Resource 9A- Discovering American Values Through American Media Resource 9B- Discovering American Values Through American Television Series Resource 10- Communication and Intercultural Interactions Resource 11- Martian Anthropology Exercise Resource 12- Cross-Cultural Journal Resource 13- Reflective Mirror Exercise Resource 14- Simulation Exercise 1- Cultural Encounter Resource 15- Simulation Exercise 2- Minoria-Majoria Simulation Resource 16- Case Studies Resource 17- Evaluation Appendix A- Simulation Games Appendix B- Films and Videos Appendix C- For Further Reading Endnotes About the Authors
L. Robert Kohls is is also the author of the bestselling title Survival Kit for Overseas Living and Learning to Think Korean and coauthor of Training Know How for Cross-Cultural and Diversity Trainers with Herb Brussow.
"A superb basic guide to cross-cultural training. Kohls and Knight provide an excellent resource to the international trainer seeking general training tools or looking toward an expanded repertoire." - Nancy Hartney, NAFSA Newsletter