Trying to Help: A Consideration of how Non-Aboriginal Educators Working Among First Nations Populations may be Particularly Susceptible to the Effects of Culture Shock.
Frost, Grant G.
A review of a variety of literature related to the topic of culture shock was carried out. This information, including such things as models, definitions, causes and cures was then considered in light of literature and personal reflection on teaching in First Nations communities as a non-Native educator. Evidence is provided to support the notion that non-Native teachers working among Aboriginal populations may be very susceptible to the onset of culture shock. Recommendations are made based on this evidence for teacher educators, teacher sojourners, and First Nations communities.
Ethnopsychology , Cross-cultural orientation , Educational anthropology , Aboriginal peoples , First Nations , Attitudes , Culture shock , Psychology , Teachers , Canada , Education , Indigenous peoples