Date of Award

1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Communication Studies

First Advisor

Lewis, Richard,

Keywords

Education, Bilingual and Multicultural.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Cross-cultural interactions are rapidly increasing. Globalization and culturally diverse communities are lending themselves to daily intercultural exchanges. With greater diversity, we require greater open-mindedness, tolerance and sensitivity. Those in direct contact with out-groups and culturally different members are in greater need of such skills, and often require training to become cross-culturally effective. Cross-cultural training program for individual going abroad, address such issues and prepare participants to work and live overseas. This thesis consists of a qualitative evaluation of a predeparture training program for Canadian youth traveling abroad. It analyzes to extent to which the chosen program adheres to the academic literature concerning cross-cultural communication theories, cross-cultural training models and adult learning theories. A thorough analysis of all stakeholders' program goals and objectives is included in order to assess the program's "success" in meeting both organizational and participant goals. Finally, program design recommendation are suggested for the design and content of future cross-cultural training programs.Dept. of Communication Studies. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1998 .K68. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0323. Adviser: Richard Lewis. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.

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