Chapter 4-EDF 2085

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Chapter 4
CLASSROOMS AND SCHOOLS
AS CULTURAL CROSSROADS
Focus Questions
 How might the cultures of students and teachers be
similar or different?
 How can teachers better understand the culturallydetermined traits of students and families?
 How might teachers better prepare for cross-cultural
differences they will encounter?
Intersecting Cultures
•STUDENT
•TEACHER
•PARENT
•SCHOOL
Cross-Cultural Adaptation
Honeymoon
Home
U-Curve
Hypothesis
Hostility
Humor
Acculturation- the changes that take place as a result of continuous
firsthand contact between people of different cultures.
Degree of Choice
high
voluntary
involuntary
Degree of Mobility
low
Immigrants
Sojourners
Ethnic Groups
Refugees
Native Peoples
Cross-Cultural Interaction
 Stage 1- Emotional Responses
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Anxiety
Ambiguity
Disconfirmed Expectation
Belonging/Rejection
Confronting Personal Prejudices
 Stage 2- Understanding basis of unfamiliar behavior
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Communication and language use
Values
Rituals and superstitions
Situational behavior
Roles
Social Status
Time/Space
Relationship to group vs. individual
Cross-Cultural Interaction
 Stage 3- Making adjustments and reshaping cultural
identity
• Categorization
• Differentiation
• In-groups/Out-groups
• Learning style
• Attribution
 Commonalities Among Groups
 Differences Within a Group
Group Assignment- p.133-135
1 . READ THE ASSIGNED
CRITICAL INCIDENT
2 . DISCUSS IN YOUR GROUP
3 . ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
4 . PREPARE TO PRESENT TO
CLASS

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