As a way to understand the
diversity of cultures and to respect differences
that exist among peoples and nations in the world,
the Cross-Cultural Awareness Programme (CCAP) was
launched in September 1998 by the Korean National
Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the
Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea.
CCAP invites foreign residents in Korea to visit
Korean schools in order to share the culture of
their nations with Korean youth.
Based on related literature,
reviews of participant reports, and program
manage-ment experience, this paper will introduce
the activities of CCAP in Korea, and particularly
in Koje Island, analyse the present condition of
CCAP, and evaluate the impact of program
management. It then will offer some recommendations
for the utilisation of CCAP to solve tensions
between local and global cultures and to explore
the role of local cultures in cultivating the
global understanding of young students.
awareness, diversity, global understanding,
Republic of Korea, local cultures