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Resources on the Web pages above are available online. Resources below include training, books, and a simulation game that can be purchased.
Training for Organizations
- Diversity Training Associates - Intercultural and Multicultural Communication Training
Provides training grounded in research and an assessment of the organization's specific needs. "Diversity Training Associates specializes in cultural diversity and organizational change processes uniquely designed for your organization. We provide individual and group assessment, and design and deliver training or other services to meet your needs."
This game was recommended at the 1998 Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication:
- Barnga: A Simulation Game on Cultural Clashes, By Sivasailam Thiagarajan
"Creates in a workshop or classroom the effect of cultural differences on human interaction. Participants play a simple card game in small groups but conflicts occur when they move from group to group and discover that the rules are different in each group."
Books that provide some basic foundations for multicultural and intercultural communication include:
- American Cultural Patterns, By Edward C. Stewart and Milton J. Bennett.
A reviewer states, "Though American Cultural Patterns is somewhat philosophical in its approach, it remains a very readable book with numerous comparisons between American and other cultures which are very helpful."
- Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication, Edited by Milton J. Bennett.
A reviewer states, "This book was my initial introduction to the field of intercultural communication and I seem to return to it often as a reference point in thinking about new intercultural works that I wish to more deeply understand." This book has a rating of 5 stars (out of 5) on Amazon.com customer reviews.
Books that are among the most popular in multicultural training include:
- Joinfostering: Adapting Teaching for the Multilingual Classroom, By Christian Jan Faltis.
"Designed specifically for mainstream, monolingual elementary school teachers, this book explores methods and strategies for teaching in a multilingual classroom where children are learning to speak English at the same time as they are learning content." This book was ranked 1st for customer reviews among books listed by Amazon.com under "Multicultural Training."
- American Education in a Global Society : Internationalizing Teacher Education, By Gerald L. Gutek.
"By placing American education in a worldwide context, Gutek can explore the changing perspectives in international education, how Americans view their international role historically, and the challenges faced by developed and developing nations. He also features a section on how different nations--the United Kingdom, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Mexico, Japan, China, and Nigeria--educate students for their own distinct version of national identity and citizenship." This book was ranked 4th for customer reviews among books listed by Amazon.com under "Multicultural Training."
Books that are among the most popular in intercultural communication include:
- Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World, By Roger E. Axtell, Mike Fornwald (Illustrator).
"Gestures covers body language from head to toe--from greetings and farewells, to endearments and insults. Also includes rules of decorum such as how close to stand, eye contact, and when, what, and how to touch." This book was ranked 2nd bestselling among books listed by Amazon.com under "Intercultural Communication."
- Do's and Taboos Around the World, By Roger E. Axtell (Editor).
"The definitive guide to good global etiquette. Completely updated and revised, this edition uses a lively blend of humor and fascinating facts to provide even more information on how to dress, deal with exotic food, pronounce names, exchange gifts, interpret body language and more in over 96 countries." This book was ranked 4th bestselling among books listed by Amazon.com under "Intercultural Communication."
- Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters With Cultural Difference, By Craig Storti.
A reviewer states, "As president of a cross-cultural training and consulting company, I have found this text extremely useful for providing our clients, corporate managers and executives, a quick, easy-to-read overview of the types of communication challenges that can arise in daily cross-cultural conversations." This book has a rating of 5 stars (out of 5) on Amazon.com customer reviews.
- Beyond Culture, By Edward T. Hall.
"There are two related crises in today's world. The first and most visible is the population / environmental crisis. The second, more subtle but equally lethal, is humankind's relationships to its extensions, institutions, ideas, as well as the relationships among the many individuals and groups that inhabit the globe. If both crises are not resolved, neither will be." This book was ranked 2nd for customer reviews among books listed by Amazon.com under "Intercultural Communication."
- Communicating With Strangers: An Approach To Intercultural Communication, By William B. Gudykunst and Young Yun Kim.
"Communicating with Strangers looks at the basic processes of intercultural communication and then ties those processes to the practical task of creating understanding between people with different cultures, backgrounds and communication patterns." This book was ranked 10th bestselling among books listed by Amazon.com under "Intercultural Communication."
- Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning, By H. Ned Seelye (Editor).
This book was ranked 11th bestselling among books listed by Amazon.com under "Intercultural Communication."
- Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures, By Myron W. Lustig and Jolene Koester.
This book was ranked 18th bestselling among books listed by Amazon.com under "Intercultural Communication."
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