Claudia Finkbeiner, Universitaet Kassel. Althier Lazar, St. Joseph's University. Wen Ma, Le Moyne College.

Getting to Know Ourselves and Others Through the ABCs, A Journey Toward Intercultural Understanding (A volume in the series: Literacy, Language and Learning)

© IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Charlotte, NC , USA, 2014, 262 p.

ISBN 9781623967703

Paperback 9781623967680

In English

This book is a valuable resource for teachers and other professionals who are looking for a proven way to increase cultural appreciation and awareness. New applications of the ABCs model of Cultural Understanding and Communication are presented and discussed in this new volume, based on studies done in the United States, in Canada and in Europe. In this ground breaking project, the authors describe how the ABCs model complicated and challenged and changed the cultural perceptions of those who participated in it, even those who were initially highly resistant to such possibilities. At the heart of the project is the exchange of narratives – life stories that give insight into the cultural worlds of selves and others. In addition to the narratives, other instruments including the Transcultural Competence Scale (TCC) provide further evidence of the positive impact of the ABCs on participants' receptivity toward cultural differences.

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