Proceedings of The 2nd World Conference on Social Sciences
Teaching Tolerance in the Context of Cross-Cultural Training of Future Professionals
Olga Banit, Leila Sultanova, Pomytkin Eduard, Olena Shkirenko, Natalia Dyka
The purpose of this study is to develop a tolerance training program for future professionals and to experimentally test its effectiveness in the process of cross-cultural preparation training. The study includes four consecutive stages: preparation, diagnosing, the experiment and evaluation of results.
112 students of different nationalities were invited to participate in the study. They were split into an experimental (research) and a control group. A requirement for the control group was to participate in the survey at the beginning and at the end of the experiment. A requirement for the experimental (research) group was their cooperation throughout the experiment. Diagnosis of tolerance levels at the beginning of the experiment showed that most students had medium and low tolerance levels.
The coordinators developed a discussion club program “The Impact of Society on Tolerance and Values Formation.” In 8 months The control survey results were processed with the methods of mathematical statistics and compared with the results of the diagnostic experiment. Comparison and analysis of the study results showed that the number of respondents in the experimental group with medium and high levels of tolerance increased significantly. In the control group, the results remained almost unchanged.
Our study has proved that the discussion club program “The Impact of Society on Tolerance and Values Formation” we developed may be implemented in different universities to foster tolerance of future professionals.
Keywords: Tolerance; Culture; Education; Cross-Cultural Training; Experiment.