A Shared Experience: Bridging Cultures, Resources For Cross-Cultural Training

Publisher:  London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, London
Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX3150

A manual about immigrants and their adjustments to a new environment, addressed primarily to community workers who respond to the needs of immigrants.

Abstract: 
A SHARED EXPERIENCE: BRIDGING CULTRUES is a manual about immigrants and their adjustments to a new environment. It is addressed primarily to community workers - social workers, counsellors, nurses, teachers, police, etc. - who respond to the needs of immigrants. But its resources are also useful for other cross-cultural training.

Encouraging cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity and challenging participants to examine their cultural values and preconceived notions about other cultures are key objectives. Based on Canadian examples, the manual contains sections on: the immigrant and the adjustment process, values and assumptions, communications, case studies, and strategies for change.


Table of Contents:

Introduction
Notes to the Facilitator

Introduction
A. Developing Frames of Reference
B. Preparing for Group Sessions
Techniques for Use in Group Sessions
Programme Planning Guide

IMMIGRATION: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT

Introduction
Cultural Frames of Reference
Item 1 - Mapping
Item 2 - Cultural Knowledge : Quiz
Item 3 - Adaptability of Cultures
Item 4 - Assumptions
Item 5 - Values
Item 6 - Role Stereotyping

COMMUNICATION : VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL

Introduction
Cross Cultural Communication
Item 1 - Role Play: Ambassador's Game
Item 2 - How Big is My bubble
Item 3 - Time and Timing
Item 4 - Body Language
Item 5 - Situations and Dialogue
Item 6 - Role Play: To Walk With Dignity
Item 7 - Non-Verbal Communication: Checklist
Item 8 - Intonation in Communication

CASE STUDIES

Introduction
The Counselling Process
The Family : A Culture in Transition
Women
Men
The Adolescent
The Elderly
Case Studies
Item 1 - Picture Drama : Nguyen Family
Item 2 - Case Study : Zenaida
Item 3 - Case Study : Thakane
Item 4 - Cases : If This Were Mine. . .

BUILDING BRIDGES
Introduction
Impact of Transition
Item 1 - Poster : Worker and Agency
Item 2 - Racism
Item 3 - Community Outreach Strategies to Combat Prejudice and Racism

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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