Lesson 2: Why is it important to know how to deal with cultural differences?
Lesson 2 Chapter 1
Having a right attitude
Dealing appropriately with cultural differences is one of the most important things in volunteering abroad.
A lack of knowledge about other cultures is a common reason why volunteer work might fail to deliver positive results.
Depending on your attitude towards cultural differences you can either reinforce stereotypes or create an opportunity for mutual learning.
By having a bad attitude towards cultural differences you might increase stigmatisation and reinforce stereotypes.
A bad attitude involves:
By having a right attitude towards cultural differences you can create opportunities for mutual learning.
A right attitude involves: