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The utilisation of the Cross-Cultural Awareness Programme (CCAP) for the cultivation of global understanding and local cultural identity in Korea, with particular reference to Koje Island


Hyunduk Kim
Koje College
hdkim@mail.koje.ac.kr

 

 

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Abstract

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.

cross-cultural awareness, diversity, global understanding, Republic of Korea, local cultures

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Kim, H. (2001) The utilisation of the Cross-Cultural Awareness Programme (CCAP) for the cultivation of global understanding and local cultural identity in Korea, with particular reference to Koje Island. International Education Journal, 2 (5), 9-15.
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