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Teaching Intercultural Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Theories, Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practice

ISBN 9780895033772
Published March 15, 2011 by Routledge
282 Pages

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Book Description

In today's integrated global economy, technical communicators often collaborate in international production teams, work with experts in overseas subject matter, or coordinate documentation for the international release of products. Working effectively in such situations requires technical communicators to acquire a specialized knowledge of culture and communication. This book provides readers with the information needed to integrate aspects of intercultural communication into different educational settings.

Table of Contents

 Thinking Globally, Teaching Locally: Understanding the Changing Nature of Technical Communication in an Age of Globalization Kirk St.Amant

SECTION I Teaching Approaches: Introducing Intercultural Communication to Classroom Situations

 CHAPTER 1. An Integrated Framework for Teaching International Communication Yvonne Cleary

 CHAPTER 2. Seeing Difference: Teaching Intercultural Communication through Visual Rhetoric Charles Kostelnick

 CHAPTER 3. Technical Communication in India: Through the Lens of Intercultural Rhetoric Poornima Padmanabhan

 CHAPTER 4. Globalizing the Technical Communications Classroom: Killing Two Birds with One Stone Emily A. Thrush and Angela Thevenot

SECTION II Curricular Perspectives: Designing and Developing Courses and Programs in Intercultural Communication

 CHAPTER 5. Incorporating “Shock and Aha!” into Curriculum Design: Internationalizing Technical Communication Courses Shelley L. Smith and Victoria M. Mikelonis

 CHAPTER 6. Teaching Technical Communication to American Students in a Study-Abroad Program Deborah C. Andrews and Brent Henze

 CHAPTER 7. Global Revisions: (Re)Thinking the Future of Technical and Professional Communication Competencies James Melton

 CHAPTER 8. Teaching Technical Communication in France: Challenges and Prospects Dacia Dressen-Hammouda

 CHAPTER 9. Teaching Technical Communication in India Makarand (Mak) Pandit

SECTION III Connecting Instruction to Professional Practices: Merging the Workplace with the Classroom

 CHAPTER 10. Between the Lines: Reading Contextually in the International Internship Lyn F. Gattis

 CHAPTER 11. ISO Standards and Cross-Cultural Communication: Materials for Teachers Thomas L. Warren

 CHAPTER 12. Technical Communication in Israel: Training for the Bleeding Edge Leah Guren

 CHAPTER 13. An Overview of Technical Communication Education in New Zealand Richard Draper



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