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14.3: Discussion Questions

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    1. Countries that are mainly monocultural, like Japan, have been known to not accept those who are different from them. However, with issues such as declining birthrate and an aging society, they are left with little choice but to accept more foreigners into their country. What are some ways countries with high levels of Uncertainty Avoidance (Hofstede, Hofstede & Minkov, 2010) can begin to be more accepting of the unknown?

    2. Generally speaking, stereotypes are bad for fostering tolerance and positive intercultural relationships. Can you think of any good that comes from stereotypes?

    3. In this unit, Monsters, Inc. was used to show how different cultures may come to fear one another. Think of another story, movie, television show, news report, etc., that could illustrate different cultures coming to understand and accept each other, and share it with a partner or small group (i.e., tell the story as if you were a storyteller).


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