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Noting that recent descriptions of "political correctness" give multiculturalism a negative connotation, this paper explores the role of intercultural communication in a re-considered 1990s view of multicultural education and discusses the design of a conceivable short course that will serve as the foundation for increasing teacher/student intercultural confidence. The paper notes that multicultural education is making enormous progress, and that one course where multicultural education principles can be embraced is intercultural communication. The paper then discusses a 3-hour experiential-based teacher/student intercultural confidence building short course that will focus upon individualism/collectivism to help the teacher/student participants to perceive classroom diversity as an asset rather than a dreaded liability. The short course proposed in the paper will include a brief lecture followed by the participants (professors, graduate students, and secondary school professionals attending a Central States Communication Association conference) crafting classroom scenarios which they will then role-play and follow-up with analysis and evaluation of the communication that occurred. Contains 35 references. (RS)

Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Minicourses, Multicultural Education











Author: Elkins, Michael R.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7930&id=ED389005



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