FIGURING FOREIGNERS OUT A PRACTICAL GUIDE

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Figuring Foreigners Out

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 9780585485928
Genre : Social Science
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Here is the ultimate, self-instructional cross-cultural training manual. Craig Storti, author of The Art of Crossing Cultures, The Art of Coming Home, Incident at Bitter Creek and Cross-Cultural Dialogues, brings his wealth of knowledge and his creative mind to this exceptional new resource. Figuring Foreigners Out is designed for anyone who wants to help in "figuring out" the behavior of someone from another culture. Educators, trainers and individuals will profit from this user-friendly workbook. readers can work through exercises which are vintage Storti-- on their own or in a training group. Concepts at the heart of intercultural communication are addressed in a step-by-step manner and include individualism and collectivism, monochronic and polychronic concepts of time, verbal and nonverbal communication styles and power distance relationships in the workplace. Storti uses cross-cultural dialogues as a sort of pre- and post-test for many of the ideas he introduces--inviting readers to return to them after completing the exercises to analyze them in light of what they have learned. Storti ends with a definition of four stages of cultural awareness--unconcious incompetence, concious incompetence, concious competence and unconcious competence--and invites readers to assess their level of awareness after working through the activities. Readers will find themselves better able to incorporate new attitudes and behaviors into their dealings with people who view the world from a different perspective. Throughout, Storti uses literary quotations to enrich his text. This is one of the few books that individuals can work through and, without the aid of a structured training program, effectively prepare themselves for dealing with cultural differences they encounter. Yet it is also ideal as a training text. It should be high-priority reading for anyone who may come into contact with people from foreign cultures whether overseas (corporate expatriates, study abroad participants, volunteers, missionaries, military personnel) or at home in multicultural settings (the workplace, school and other social or organizational contexts). Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this book is its universality--it is neither overtly nor implicitly oriented to one culture and therefore can be used by anyone interested in understanding people who are culturally different from themselves.
Category: Social Science

Helping Without Hurting In Short Term Missions

Author : Steve Corbett
ISBN : 9780802491886
Genre : Religion
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With over 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. This stand-alone resource applies the principles of that book specifically to short term missions. Helping Without Hurting: Short Term MissionsLeader’s Guide is aimed at the preparation and debriefing of short-term missionaries. Accompanying Helping Without Hurting: Short Term Missions Participants’ Guide, it is an ideal resource for church leaders, missions pastors, and youth pastors who make short-term missions planning decisions and desire to prevent inadvertent harm as they enter materially poor communities. With direction for designing STMs well in light of the principles of When Helping Hurt, practical examples from short-term trips to illustrate those principles, and suggested resources for further learning and implimentatin, this guide is an all-in-one manual for leaders. Plus, it shows the content of the participant’s guide with annotation and teaching notes to guide leaders as they facilitate sessions with participants.
Category: Religion

Understanding The World S Cultures

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 1473670330
Genre : Social Science
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This is the 20th Anniversary edition of the classic, Figuring Foreigners Out. Craig Storti is a renowned expert in intercultural communications whose approaches are highly practical and based on his decades of experience as an intercultural trainer throughout the world. This hands-on resource can be used as a self-paced guide or in a facilitated (work or academic course) environment. The book enables readers to encounter and confront culture head on, to interact with and respond to it. In the process, culture will become something real and alive, something to deal with, not merely think about. NEW TO THIS EDITION: 1. New introduction by the author highlighting changes in approaches since 1998! 2. A diagnostic quiz at beginning and end touching on all major elements discussed in the book. Before working through the exercises, readers get a score. They take the quiz again at the end of the book to see how much they've learned and where improvement is needed. 3. A new exercise to begin chapter 1 and a revised introduction 4. Revision of Exercise 5.1, The Cross-Cultural Perspective: Description or Interpretation 5. Addition of a new exercise in Chapter 5 based on Bennet's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and new chapter introduction 6. Revised continuums (with regional/country locations) to reflect research done since 1st edition. 7. Updates throughout to ensure content is up-to-date and reflects current standards
Category: Social Science

Stereotyping As A Phenomenon In Intercultural Communication

Author : Claudia Brunsch
ISBN : 9783638754569
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,5, University of Hildesheim (Institut fur Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft), course: Intercultural Communication, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Intercultural communication has become more and more important in a world where everything is becoming global. Few centuries ago, only international managers or diplomats needed to think about intercultural communication and its problems. These days, not exclusively international managers but "ordinary" people from different cultures come into contact with each other. This phenomenon can be explained due to various reasons: The internet makes it possible to communicate with people from all over the word, modern technologies give people the chance to travel further and faster than ever before. Not only big firms, but also all kinds of organizations act more and more globally instead of locally. The European Union allows people to move to other European countries, to work and to live there. We live in a multicultural society with various cultures. Intercultural communication has become a theme which concerns everybody and which will even become more and more important in our world of globalization where people from all over the world come together and get in contact with each other every day."
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When Helping Hurts

Author : Steve Corbett
ISBN : 9780802487629
Genre : Religion
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With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.
Category: Religion

Building Cultural Competence

Author : Darla K. Deardorff
ISBN : 9781579228064
Genre : Education
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For HR directors, corporate trainers, college administrators, diversity trainers and study abroad educators, this book provides a cutting-edge framework and an innovative collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences. Building Cultural Competence presents the latest work in the intercultural field and provides step-by-step instructions for how to effectively work with the new models, frameworks, and exercises for building learners’ cultural competence. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators from around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used successfully worldwide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities. Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence, using the practical step-by-step guidance on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organizations, and students with these well-organized, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models, and activities. The new, research-based models work for developing cultural competence in any environment, and for designing effective cultural competence courses. Education abroad administrators will be able to use these activities in their pre- departure orientations for students going abroad. Corporate human resource professionals will find these activities invaluable in cultural competence building programs.
Category: Education

Coaching Across Cultures

Author : Philippe Rosinski
ISBN : 1857883012
Genre : Business & Economics
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Shows how to integrate the cultural dimension into coaching and coaching skills into intercultural work.
Category: Business & Economics

International Relocation

Author : Marc Bond
ISBN : 0891818219
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Reporting Technical Information

Author : Kenneth W. Houp
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114599074
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The leading text in technical writing, Reporting Technical Information introduces students to all aspects of technical communication, including letters, proposals and progress reports, recommendation reports, research reports, instructions, and oral reports. Continuing the esteemed tradition of its predecessors, the eleventh edition provides students with a solid foundation in technical communication and adds material on the most recent developments in the field. The eleventh edition takes a new and broader direction in its intent to prepare students in a wide variety of science, health, business, engineering, and technical majors to develop the kinds of documents they are most likely going to need to write in a work environment. In addition to this it focuses on the development of written and oral communications in terms of both online and hardcopy presentations. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the eleventh edition of Reporting Technical Information maintains the reputation of an exceptional text for courses in technical and professional writing and communication.
Category: Literary Criticism