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close this book Forestry training manual Inter-America Region
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View the document Session III The forest of the world, peace corps forestry goals, the individual volunteers' roles
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View the document Session LIX Cultural shock - are we ready for it?
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Session LIX Cultural shock - are we ready for it?

Total Time: 2 hours

Overview

In the process of getting trainees ready for volunteer service and with the realization that many participants will in a few short days be alone for the first time in their project sites, we once again go over the process of cultural shock.

Procedure

Time

Activities

10 minutes

1. Trainer gives brief introduction and goes over goals. Reminds trainees that this subject has been covered before, but now they are almost ready to go to their sites for two years of volunteer service. We should then go over the following stages.

 

2. Trainer using the following diagram posted on newsprint asks trainees to break into groups of five or six and discuss each stage. They should discuss the following:

10 minutes

 

A. Ways to cope with the problems in stage two.

10 minutes

 

B. Feelings that will be generated during stage three.

10 minutes

 

C. The inevitable reactions in stage four.

20 minutes

 

D. Trainer now hands out to the group, fears and hopes form, and they make list of fears and hopes.

20 minutes

 

E. Trainer now hands out "check list" for fears and hopes. Trainees discuss their lists using check list.

5 minutes/ group

 

F. Each group is asked to prepare a statement to give to the large group. This presentation should include highlights of small group discussion and points they would like to stress.

15 minutes

 

G. Trainer now does summary of exercise. Picks up points that have been raised during presentation. May add some of own experiences which are appropriate to alleviate fears that have been raised.


(Fig. 75)

CHECK LIST FOR FEARS AND HOPES

1. Are the fears and hopes realistic or not? (Let's find out through concrete examples).

2. What is the cultural dimension of each fear and hope? (From where are those fears and hopes coining?)

3. What can be done to overcome the fears if necessary and build upon the hopes?

a) the anticipated negative responses from others: are they real or imaginary?

b) the obstacles which prevent the implementation of what people wish to do but do not do.

c) the required modifications for making the ideas acceptable?

FEARS

HOPES

1. to fail

1. to learn something

2. to be misunderstood

2. to grow from the experience

3. to hurt people

3. to adjust

4. to lose face

4. to help others

5. to be rejected

5. to be successful

Others

Others