Handbook of Intercultural Training

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SAGE, 2004 - Business & Economics - 515 pages
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“The Handbook of Intercultural Training, Third Edition provides a thorough grounding in the history, concepts and methods underlying intercultural training.  The many analyses of tools, methods and approaches for specific contexts offer guidance in designing and conducting effective training interventions. The collected theoretical and practical information presented in this book is critical for professional interculturalists.” 

       —Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D. and Anita Rowe, Ph.D., Partners, Gardenswartz & Rowe  

“This book is just in time and just for me. It's as if someone assembled all the interculturalists I admire and respect and bribed them to share their latest and best thoughts in a well-crafted chapter. You'll probably feel the same way.”

                                    —Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, Ph. D., Workshops by Thiagi, Inc.

Completely revised with all new chapters, the Third Edition of the Handbook of Intercultural Training provides a state-of-the-art review of the field of intercultural training. Written by the leading authorities in intercultural studies, this definitively updated volume offers not only a convenient summary of research but also information on specific training techniques. It analyzes with depth and clarity regions of the world where intercultural issues have heightened--including Central and South America, Europe, and China, as well as Eastern Europe, Russia, and Israel. Other parts of the book examine theoretical and methodological issues inherent in understanding intercultural interactions and training and the contexts in which training takes place.

An essential reference of intercultural interactions across disciplines, the Handbook of Intercultural Training synthesizes information of special note for professionals, researchers, and students in management, educational psychology, ethnic studies, sociology, and gender studies, as well as a broad array of human services such as counseling and nursing.


Aysen Bakir, Illinois State University
Janet M. Bennett, Intercultural Communication Institute
Milton J. Bennett, Intercultural Communication Institute
Laurette Bennhold-Samaan, The World Bank
John W. Berry, Queen's University
Judith Blohm Ida Castiglioni, University of Milano Bicocca
Carlos E. Cortes, University of California, Riverside
Kenneth Cushner, Kent State University
Ina Ehnert, University of Bremen
Teresa Harrell, University of Minnesota
Stefan Kammhuber, University of Regensburg
Ata Karim, Kansas State University
Young Yun Kim, University of Oklahoma
Torsten Kuhlmann, University of Bayreuth
Daniel Landis, University of Hawaii, Hilo
Judith N. Martin, Arizona State University
Mark Mendenhall, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Sandra Mumford-Fowler
Kenji Noguchi
Gary Oddou, California State University, San Marcos
Joyce S. Osland, San Jose State University
R. Michael Paige, University of Minnesota
Margaret Pusch, Intercultural Communication Institute
George Renwick, Renwick and Associates
Joseph L. Soeters, Royal Netherlands' Military Academy
Gunter K. Stahl, Asian Business Area INSEAD
Stella Ting-Toomey, California State University, Fullerton
Harry C. Triandis, Emeritus, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
Colleen Ward, University of Wellington
Donna Winslow, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Intercultural Training in Historical Perspective
An Analysis of Methods for Intercultural Training
Instrumentation in Intercultural Training
An Integrative
Fundamental Psychological Processes in Intercultural Relations
Implications for Intercultural Training and Interventions
Translating Conflict FaceNegotiation Theory Into Practice
Study Abroad at the University Level
The Evolution of CrossCultural Training in the Peace Corps
Diversity Management and Training in NonAmerican Forces
Reflections on the Future of Training
Synthesizing Theory Building and Practice in Intercultural Training
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors

Media and Intercultural Training

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About the author (2004)

Dr. Dan Landis (co-editor) is an affiliate professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He holds a similar appointment at the Manoa campus of the same university. Previously he was professor of Psychology, director of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation and a former dean of the Liberal Arts College at the University of Mississippi. He is the co-editor of the two previous editions of this Handbook, author and co-author of over 120 books, chapters, and articles in referred publications. He is also the founding and continuing editor of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations and the founding president of the International Academy for Intercultural Research.

Dr. Janet Bennett (co-editor) is executive director of the Intercultural Communication Institute and chair of the ICI/University of the Pacific Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations program. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota, where she specialized in intercultural communication and anthropology. For twelve years, Janet was the chair of the liberal arts division at Marylhurst College, where she developed innovative academic programs for adult degree students. As a trainer and consultant, Janet designs and conducts intercultural and diversity training for colleges and universities, corporations, and social service agencies. She teaches courses in the training and development program at Portland State University and has published several articles and chapters on the subjects of developmental "layered" intercultural training and adjustment processes.

Dr. Milton Bennett (co-editor) is co-founder of the Intercultural Communication Institute and director of the Intercultural Development Research Institute. His Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota in intercultural communication and sociology, and his current research interests are in empathy and consciousness. For fifteen years Milton was on the faculty of the department of speech communication at Portland State University, where he taught courses in intercultural communication and consciousness studies. Now he develops and conducts intercultural training for corporations and universities in both domestic and global diversity, and he serves as the director of graduate study for the ICI/University of the Pacific Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations program. Milton created the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity, is the co-author (with Ed Stewart) of the revised edition of American Cultural Patterns, and is editor of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication.

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