This comprehensive book examines both the principal methods used in cross-cultural training and a selection of techniques and instructional devices. Six methods are examined in twenty articles: roleplays, contrast-culture training, simulation games, critical incidents, the culture assimilator and case studies. In each, a lead article traces the development and use of the particular method; several articles then offer specific applications. Intercultural Sourcebook provides both a framework for conceptualizing the training methods covered and guidelines for applying them in one's own work. Each article is written by an experienced trainer; in fact, the author list comprises a "who's who" in the field. Thorough, practical and enlightening, this book will define the field for years to come.
Contents Acknowledgments Preface Introduction 1 Intercultural Training Design 2 Role Plays 3 Contrast Culture 4 Simulation Games 5 Critical Incidents 6 Culture Assimilator 7 Case Studies Epilogue About the Authors
Sandra M. Fowler has been an intercultural program manager, consultant, researcher, and trainer for over three decades. A former president of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR International), Fowler also served on the Board of Directors for the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) and now conducts intercultural training at home and abroad. Monica Mumford is an international project administrator for the Barents group and treasurer for SIETAR International. She has years of training experience in a variety of corporate settings.
"The Intercultural Sourcebook was worth waiting for. The clarity of its presentation, the scope of its coverage and its bringing together some of the most experienced in the field offers us the most complete and up-to-date resource for our intercultural work. Put it on your 'must-have' list." - Carolyn Ryffel, Cendant Intercultural