As a second grade classroom teacher, I believe it is important for other educators to be aware of culturally responsive teaching which is closely related to multiculturalism. Culturally responsive teaching is pedagogy aware of the importance of considering the students’ culture in their learning. America’s educational system was built on a foundation of inequalities. There were many social and racial injustices in our history of education. These same inequalities are still around in the present day. We must break the chain and teach in all fairness for everyone to be successful. As teachers, we must teach the whole child and all children. This would be taking in consideration the variety of cultures in one class when creating lessons
Different cultures shouldn’t come between the communications of people as everyone is equally the same. However everyone perceives things in different ways, especially when it comes to communicating. Many other cultures can misunderstand the context of a message they may receive, it could be perceived in a positive or a negative way. Some words and expressions we use in this country can have a very different meaning in another culture. This is where you need to be careful when communicating with cultural differences. It creates an impact on interpersonal communication because often some business deals between different cultures can effectively be lost. This is due to the company or person not spending the time to get to know the customers '
Q 5 – Explain how diversity impacts on practices and experiences on person behaviour, interpersonal relationships, perception and social expectations of others.
To fully succeed in cross cultural communications, you need to learn, accept and appreciate the differences each culture has and be considerate of people with diverse developmental
In 1876, Captain Nathan Algren, an ex- United States Army Captain is traumatized by experience fighting in the civil war and Indian war. Algren accepts a job by a Japanese businessman to train the Imperial Japanese Army to inhibit a samurai rebellion, led by Katsumoto Moritsugu. He sails to Japan. Most of the soldiers being trained are just slightly better than peasants and farmers that are not experienced. The training is cut off when the samurai rebels attack a railroad owned by Omura (Joshi, 2015). Algren is forced to lead the inexperienced conscripts to engage Katsumoto. Leading his untried troops into battle, Algren lost the battle and is taken captive to the rebel’s village (Ebert, 2003).
Every day we use our culture. Whether it be to argue claims, express opinions, or make decisions, culture plays a part in each area. Culture is who we are, one’s identity, its extent is enormous over our views and actions.
Without cultural self-awareness we are not able to explore cultural intelligence. As I mentioned I have experience cultural shock only in Australia. I believe my cultural awareness has not made me safer extreme cultural shock. It has been my experience that cultural shock is not as extreme as most people think, it has been my cultural awareness that has buffered me against. It is important to maintain and understand the culture similarities and difference between two cultures. Everyone should respect others culture and try to understand others culture goals and norms as it is important to live with different cultural people. As every culture have its own norms, goals, experiences and
"[I]magine culture as invisible webs composed of values, beliefs, ideas about appropriate behavior, and socially constructed truths" (Trumbell, 9). Everybody has a different background to correspond with how they see the world through their values, beliefs, and ideas. People act a certain way and dress a certain way because of their culture also. Someone's culture has a significant impact on the way they view themselves and others because cultural identity shapes not only how we make sense of our own experiences, but of our worldview as well.
My interest in intercultural communication and determination of pursuing a career in international education motivated me to apply for the MA ICBP at Warwick University. The decision has been carefully made based on my bachelor degree in International Communications Studies with Spanish, voluntary teaching in primary schools in China and Cameroon. After graduation, I wish to work for as an administrative coordinator in an international education institution or as a program manager of NGO, promoting quality education. With 3-5 year working experience, I will head for a PhD degree to prepare myself for a research-oriented position.
“Rules of different kinds guide all communicative interaction, and the learning of rules and of their proper application is essential to our becoming competent members of our society.” This statement means that rules are important in intercultural and interpersonal communication. Intercultural and interpersonal communications are guided by different rules such as family rules and social rules among others. People have to observe the rules of intercultural and interpersonal communication to communicate with different societies.
Being able to effectively engage with others from different backgrounds and communities relates to skills and attitude that allows me to interact and work with people from different culture. For me, being able to listen, observe, analyze, interpret, respect and think beyond average alleviates me to engage with others from different cultures adequately. But my weakness does with the aspect of cultural self- awareness, sociolinguistic awareness and grasp of global issues and trends. For example, working on group project illustrate one ability to be able to communicate and accommodate beliefs from other
Abstract Communicating successfully with people from different cultures can be a real challenge. Cultural differences may lead to tensions, arguments, and even wars between peoples and nations. This paper deals with one of the most common problems in intercultural communication cultural shock, it introduces its concepts and basic traits, causes and symptoms, stages of adjustment and strategies of overcoming culture shock with the aim of improving intercultural communication competence for smoothing intercultural communication.
Cultural exchange programs are for connecting, enriching and empowering the global community. Cultural exchange programs expose students to people from different cultural, geographic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and provide the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of diversity both in their home country and visiting country. Cultural Exchange Program allows students to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and distinctive experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange helps students to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society. Participating in International Cultural and Educational Exchange programmes is a life changing experience. It not only broadens student’s point of view but also provides opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge. LinguaSoft EduTech Pvt Ltd has tailored this program with aim of helping to increase the participants ' understanding of other cultures and improving their English language skills and broadening their social horizons. English has become the necessity of people of all countries as it is the most popular language all over the world. To explore world, for studying abroad or for jobs and business purpose, good English communication skills are required and LinguaSoft EduTech Private limited offers
This gets proved when our group member worked together. For intercultural communication, a fundamental problem have to do with is misunderstanding. Because all my group members are from different counties, the culture backgrounds are also quite different. When we started doing our group project, because of the different culture background, the common pre-understanding within our group member is not so much. However, the common pre-understanding is quite important for us to do our group project. As a result of lacking of common pre-understanding, we get into trouble with misunderstanding. There are two female in our group, one from Thailand and the other from Indonesia. They are quite strict with the group project, however, me and my Korea friend are relaxed. This made them not so happy with us. So, the relationship within our group members is not well at that time. Now I realized that in order to participate in and study intercultural communication requires us taking consideration of differences in understanding, values and attitudes that people with different culture background. These three factors can decide how to communicate and how to react and interpret messages that you have received. According to ( ), females are more strict with their work in most of culture in the world, they are more likely to
As a result of increasing modernization and globalization, it is not uncommon for us to meet, study or work with people from different cultural background. To communicate successfully, understanding about and sympathizing for others’ differences is the key. Otherwise, misunderstanding and miscommunication would be inevitable, which can have adverse impacts in many situations such as studying and business setting. That is to say, intercultural communication competence is a must for anyone wishing to succeed in this highly globalized world. Thanks to its supreme importance, intercultural communication has been featured in multiple publicities, including video, songs or movies. “Lost in Translation” is an enchanting film in which many cultural patterns and elements, as well as some problems regarding intercultural communication have been clearly illustrated.