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The culture shock phenomenon - Symptoms, 'cures' and implications

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Thomas, SL, The culture shock phenomenon - Symptoms, 'cures' and implications, Language, Culture and Society Journal, 2001, (Issue 9) EJ ISSN 1327-774X (2001) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Historical records tell us that interaction with other cultures is not a new phenomenon. Yet few would dispute the fact that this interaction has reached unprecedented heights in recent decades. Those of us in the education profession have witnessed an ever-increasing number of overseas students in our classes. Tourism operators would attest to the swelling numbers of overseas tourists. Government officials spend considerable time dealing with new residency issues. Multinational companies send employees around the globe in their never-ending quest for the ‘mighty dollar’. The list could go on. The world has definitely become ‘smaller’.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Author:Thomas, SL (Dr Sharon Thomas)
ID Code:70374
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-06-16
Last Modified:2011-08-17
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