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Understanding Differences in Cultural Communication Styles

Administrators must integrate the strengths of diverse cultural styles into all parts of the system, including hiring practices, curriculum development, teaching and learning styles, discipline philosophy, and communication with parents. To reduce the potential for misunderstandings, this article explains differences in "mainstream" versus traditional ethnic communication and participation that govern student placement decisions, parent-teacher conferences, informal interactions, and treatment of "hot topics." (MLH)

  • Author/Creator: Mavrelis, Jean
  • Date Published: Nov-Dec
  • Journal/Secondary Title: High School Magazine
  • Number: 2
  • Volume: 5
  • Year: 1997

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