Problems in cross-cultural communication



"The object of this paper is NOT to provide a formula for effective cross-cultural communication. (It would be arrogant of me to suggest that i could provide such a formula). Rather the intention is to highlight some of the factors that can influence the effectiveness of cross-cultural communication and involves dealing with such questions as: Who wants to communicate whith whom? Why? For what purpose? What are some of the barriers to effective cross-cultural communication?"

Table of contents

Definitions of culture — Some examples of mis-communication (From Metge) — Some commonly held viewpoints of Pakeha teachers of Maori children that can be barriers to effective communication — a) The cultural deprivation view or ‘deficit’ view — b) The ‘cultural difference’ viewpoint — c) denial of cultural differences — References.

Primary author: Simon, Judith

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: Judith Simon

Publication format: Speech

Publication status: Okay to copy

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Sector: Cross-sector, Education – early childhood, Education – primary, Education – secondary

Informal group: Māori

Culture related topics: Bi-cultural

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Culture