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Improving Intercultural Interactions
Modules for Cross-Cultural Training Programs, Volume 2

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April 1997 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Taking an educational model for counselling, this volume presents training modules relevant for a variety of circumstances from the world of business to that of education. Included throughout are practical exercises and self-assessment questions which promote cultural awareness.

The volume is a companion to Improving Intercultural Interactions - the third volume in the Multicultural Aspects of Counseling series. It builds upon Volume Three to address a new cluster of topics specific to various types of intercultural experience. These include: ethics; ethnocultural identification; conflict and mediation across cultures; empathy; and cross-cultural communication.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Kenneth Cushner and Richard Brislin
Key Concepts in the Field of Cross-Cultural Training
 
PART TWO: THE WORLD OF BUSINESS
Richard Brislin and S Suzan Jane
Power in the Service of Leadership
Dharm P S Bhawuk
Leadership through Relationship Management
Using the Theory of Individualism and Collectivism

 
Jan Fried and Izumi Matsumoto
Everyday Work Experiences of People Designated as Diverse
A Focus on Strategies

 
Roya Ayman
Leadership and the Glass Ceiling
 
PART THREE: THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
Richard Brislin
Introducing Active Exercises in the College Classroom for Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Courses
Mary Wang
Re-Entry and Reverse Culture Shock
Kenneth Cushner and Charles Nieman
Managing International and Intercultural Programs
 
PART FOUR: CONCERNS IN VARIOUS TYPES OF INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES
Paul Pedersen
Doing the Right Thing
A Question of Ethics

 
Ann-Marie Horvath
Ethnocultural Identification and the Complexities of Ethnicity
Theodore Singelis and Paul Pedersen
Conflict and Mediation across Cultures
Colleen Mullavey-O'Byrne
Empathy and Cross-Cultural Communication

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Kenneth Cushner

Richard W. Brislin

Richard Breslin's current research focuses on mentoring, cross-cultural training materials and the experiences of business people on overseas assignments. Brislin reviews submissions for over ten professional journals and five major textbook publishers. He develops materials for use in cross-cultural training programs and is the author of a text in cross-cultural psychology. One of his books, "The Art of Getting Things Done: A Practical Guide to the Use of Power," was a Book of the Month Club selection in 1992. His most recent publication is Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide," published by SAGE Publications. More About Author

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