Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models

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Author: Kate Berardo,Darla K. Deardorff

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579228046

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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The development of cultural competence is becoming ever more important in our rapidly changing—and digitally expanding—world, not only in the intercultural field, but also in a variety of areas including business and higher education.

Building Cultural Competence brings together a collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used effectively in countries world wide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities.

Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence and see practical, step-by-step instructions on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organisations, and students with these well organised, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models and activities. For those who need to build cultural competence in others, this is a must-have book.

Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models

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Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Kate Berardo

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228062

Category: Education

Page: 400

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For HR directors, corporate trainers, college administrators, diversity trainers and study abroad educators, this book provides a cutting-edge framework and an innovative collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences. Building Cultural Competence presents the latest work in the intercultural field and provides step-by-step instructions for how to effectively work with the new models, frameworks, and exercises for building learners’ cultural competence. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators from around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used successfully worldwide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities. Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence, using the practical step-by-step guidance on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organizations, and students with these well-organized, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models, and activities. The new, research-based models work for developing cultural competence in any environment, and for designing effective cultural competence courses. Education abroad administrators will be able to use these activities in their pre- departure orientations for students going abroad. Corporate human resource professionals will find these activities invaluable in cultural competence building programs.

Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models

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Author: Kate Berardo,Darla K. Deardorff

Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)

ISBN: 9781579228057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 9613

"Building Cultural Competence presents the latest work in the intercultural field and provides step-by-step instructions for how to effectively work with the new models, frameworks, and exercises for building learners' cultural competence. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators from around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used successfully worldwide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities."--Publisher's description.

Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning

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Author: H. Seelye

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1941176062

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 6854

Centering on the development of cultural awareness, this collection of activities is designed to expand the repertoire of educators.

52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

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Author: Donna Stringer,Patricia Cassiday

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0983955875

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2620

52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication specifically explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasingcross-cultural understanding and effectiveness. The exercises in this book are intended to facilitate effective communication across a wide range of differences. Many of the exercises are written with instructions that address the needs for a specific audience (e.g., gender or generation). Stringer and Cassiday have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of cross-cultural communication would be beneficial: the workplace, the classroom, human resources programs, ESL classes, corporate diversity training, international team development workshops, conflict management and others.This practical trainer’s manual includes applications from many sectors and angles: business, diversity and cross-cultural fields, and from trainers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The exercises are organized according to the appropriate audience, the time required to perform and the risk level for participants (a unique feature created by the authors) and are easily adaptable to the user’s particular need and situation.There is something for everyone in this book: for those who like hands-on, practical activities, those who prefer experiential exercises and those who learn best if they can reflect on ideas.

Developing Critical Cultural Competence

A Guide for 21st-Century Educators

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Author: Jewell E. Cooper,Ye He,Barbara B. Levin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412996252

Category: Education

Page: 199

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"This book shows you how to provide professional development for teachers that deepens their cultural understanding and includes activities for translating new knowledge into action. Companion website available"-- Provided by publisher.

Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

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Author: Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul Pedersen

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0585485909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication

The Art of Intercultural Harmony

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Author: Xiaodong Dai,Guo-Ming Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351971484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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In the globally interconnected world, conflicts often arise as a result of tensions between different cultural perceptions and diverse social preferences. Effectively managing conflicts and harmonizing intercultural relationships are essential tasks of intercultural communication research. This book seeks to find effective intercultural conflict management solutions by bringing together a group of leading international scholars from different disciplines to tackle the problem. Consisting of two parts, this book covers major theoretical perspectives of conflict management and harmony development in the first and conflict management and harmony development in different cultural contexts in the second. Integrating the latest work on conflict management and intercultural harmony, Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication takes an interdisciplinary approach, adopts diverse perspectives, and provides for a wide range of discussions. It will serve as a useful resource for teachers, researchers, students and professionals alike.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication

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Author: Jane Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136649522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 632

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of intercultural communication, drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from diverse backgrounds. The Handbook is structured in five sections and covers historical perspectives, core issues and topics, and new debates in the field, with a particular focus on the language dimension. Among the key themes addressed are: the foundation of intercultural communication; core themes and issues; putting intercultural communication theory into practice; new debates and future directions. The Handbook includes an introduction and overview by the editor, which provides readers with an indication of the focus of each section and chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of applied linguistics, TESOL/TEFL and communication studies.

Student Learning Abroad

What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It

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Author: Michael Vande Berg,R. Michael Paige,Kris Hemming Lou

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579227163

Category: Education

Page: 470

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A central purpose of this book is to question the claims commonly made about the educational benefits of study abroad. Traditional metrics of enrollment increases and student self-report, and practices of structural immersion, are being questioned as educators voice growing uncertainty about what students are or are not in fact learning abroad. This book looks into whether these criticisms are justified—and what can be done if they are. The contributors to this book offer a counter-narrative to common views that learning takes place simply through students studying elsewhere, or through their enrolling in programs that take steps structurally to “immerse” them in the experience abroad. Student Learning Abroad reviews the dominant paradigms of study abroad; marshals rigorous research findings, with emphasis on recent studies that offer convincing evidence about what undergraduates are or are not learning; brings to bear the latest knowledge about human learning and development that raises questions about the very foundations of current theory and practice; and presents six examples of study abroad courses or programs whose interventions apply this knowledge. This book provokes readers to reconsider long-held assumptions, beliefs and practices about teaching and learning in study abroad and to reexamine the design and delivery of their programs. In doing so, it provides a new foundation for responding to the question that may faculty and staff are now asking: What do I need to know, and what do I need to be able to do, to help my students learn and develop more effectively abroad? Contributors: Laura Bathurst Milton Bennett Gabriele Weber Bosley John Engle Lilli Engle Tara Harvey Mitchell Hammer David Kolb Bruce La Brack Kris Hemming Lou Kate McCleary Catherine Menyhart R. Michael Paige Angela Passarelli Adriana Medina-López Portillo Meghan Quinn Jennifer Meta Robinson Riikka Salonen Victor Savicki Douglas Stuart Michael Vande Berg James Zull While the authors who have contributed to Student Learning Abroad are all known for their work in advancing the field of education abroad, a number have recently been honored by leading international education associations. Bruce La Brack received NAFSA’s 2012 Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Award for Innovative Research and Scholarship. Michael Paige (2007) and Michael Vande Berg (2012) are recipients of the Forum on Education Abroad’s Peter A. Wollitzer Award.

Developing Intercultural Awareness

A Cross-cultural Training Handbook

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Author: L. Robert Kohls,John Mark Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 143

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This guide contains simulation games, case studies, icebreakers and other training activities for developing cross-cultural awareness in virtually any setting

Embracing Cultural Competency

A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders

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Author: Patricia St. Onge,Beth Applegate,Brigette Rouson,Vicki Asakura,Monika K. Moss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940069688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Start the Conversation No “how-to” manual exists on cultural competency. And, compared to other topics in nonprofit management, little exists on the skills and strategies needed to address racism and inequity. Building cultural competency is an ongoing journey that nonprofit leaders choose to take because they know the end result will be a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. Patricia St. Onge and her contributing authors help readers grapple with the urgent issues that can transform capacity builders into change agents in the nonprofit sector. Embracing Cultural Competency starts the dialogue on how organizations can start building capacity. Nonprofit capacity builders will • discover a framework to help discuss issues related to cultural competency • learn about methods, practices, and values that define cultural competency and culturally based work in nonprofit capacity building • understand the complexities within ethnic communities • gain insights into the nature of institutionalized racism Through a range of methods—literature review, personal interviews, peer dialogue, insights of contributing authors—readers get a mosaic of perspectives that surround cultural competency. Plus, the book presents the insights of authors who represent five major ethnic communities in the United States: Asian/PacificIslander, American Indian, African American, White, and Latino.

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

International Approaches, Assessment and Application

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Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315529238

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Intercultural Competence in Higher Education features the work of scholars and international education practitioners in understanding the learning outcomes of internationalization, moving beyond rhetoric to concrete practice around the world. Devoted exclusively to exploring the central learning outcomes of internationalization efforts, this edited volume contains a refreshing combination of chapters and case studies from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributors, including: cutting-edge issues within intercultural competence development, such as intersectionality, mapping intercultural competence, and assessment; the role of higher education in developing intercultural competence for peacebuilding in the aftermath of violent conflict; facilitating intercultural competence through international student internships; interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributions from over 19 countries including Japan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, and Vietnam; the latest research and thinking on global, intercultural, and international learning outcomes, with a unique emphasis on newer voices.? Intercultural competence has become an essential element in international as well as domestic education. This text provides the latest thinking and research within the context of internationalization, presents practical case studies on how to integrate this into the preparation of global-ready students and will be of interest to postgraduate students, international education administrators, and practitioners, as well as scholars and researchers in a variety of disciplines who have an interest in intercultural and global competence.

Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators

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Author: Jean Moule

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495915297

Category: Education

Page: 384

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CULTURAL COMPETENCE: A PRIMER FOR EDUCATORS, 2nd Edition, covers the basics of multicultural education, making it easy for instructors to assign as a main text or use in conjunction with other books. The author gives special attention to the psycho-social dimensions of teaching culturally diverse populations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Intercultural Training

Area Studies in Intercultural Training

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Author: Dan Landis,Richard W. Brislin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483158365

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Handbook of Intercultural Training, Volume III: Area Studies in Intercultural Training deals with information about the countries in which people will be living and working, where trainers want new and better country-specific information that can be incorporated into their programs. This volume contains two parts, wherein the first part deals with training in educational institutions where existing programs are examined. An intercultural competence in bilingual teacher-training programs is presented, and the intercultural communications skills imparted to trainers/teachers are examined. Also addressed are methods to facilitate education on cross-cultural matters to college level students. To put cross-cultural relations in perspective, the topic of American and foreign students in the United States in a university context is discussed, and its implications for theory, future research, and applied intercultural programming are further examined. Part II is concerned with area studies and covers Sub-Sahara Africa, Islamic countries such as Iran, Americans in Australia, Oceania, India, Japan, Canada, and the American retiree abroad. The inclusion of this section shows the types of content that can be included in the preparation of training programs. Trainers and cross-cultural workers, foreign workers, diplomats, foreign students, immigrants, and even transients working and living in a different culture will find this volume a wealthy source of information.

Rethinking Cultural Competence in Higher Education: An Ecological Framework for Student Development: ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 42, Number 4

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Author: Edna Chun,Alvin Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119295211

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Take a holistic look at an intentional educational ecosystem that builds cultural competence, a critical skill college graduates need for careers and citizenship in a diverse global society. This monograph unpacks the multilayered meanings of cultural competence and offers a term, “diversity competence,” that is more consistent with the broad spectrum of diversity learning outcomes that occur on campus. Drawing on the findings of a survey of recent college graduates now working as professionals, the monograph offers: leading-edge, integrative models that bring together the multidimensional components of the learning environment including curricular, co-curricular, and service learning, research-based factors contributing to a campus environment that encourages cultural competence, in-depth assessment and analysis of best practices, and concrete recommendations that offer a transformative pathway to the attainment of diversity competence in the undergraduate experience. This is the fourth issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

Barnga 25th Anniversary Edition

A Simulation Game on Cultural Clashes

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Author: Sivasailam Thiagarajan,Raja Thiagarajan

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0984247165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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A classic simulation game that focuses on cultural clashes.

Handbook of Intercultural Training

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Author: Dan Landis,Janet Bennett,Milton J. Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761923322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 515

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This handbook deals with the question of how people can best live and work with others who come from very different cultural backgrounds. Handbook of Intercultural Training provides an overview of current trends and issues in the field of intercultural training. Contributors represent a wide range of disciplines including psychology, interpersonal communication, human resource management, international management, anthropology, social work, and education. Twenty-four chapters, all new to this edition, cover an array of topics including training for specific contexts, instrumentation and methods, and training design.

The Culture Map (INTL ED)

Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures

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Author: Erin Meyer

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

Danger and Opportunity

Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage

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Author: Lionel Laroche,Caroline Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135119384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2002

The Chinese characters for "danger" and "opportunity" form the word "crisis". Ancient Chinese wisdom sees an opportunity in danger. While cultural diversity brings challenges to the workplace, how do we turn these challenges into opportunities? Drawing on their extensive experience working with multicultural and multinational organizations, Lionel Laroche and Caroline Yang provide an in-depth analysis of cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace and offer practical suggestions at both the individual and organizational levels. The book analyzes cross-cultural challenges in six areas: the relative importance of technical and soft skills; cross-cultural communication; cross-cultural feedback; hierarchy; individualism; and risk tolerance. It then provides a solutions framework that encompasses people, systems and environment to bridge the issues that arise from cultural differences. The analysis and solutions are applied in four business contexts: managing a multicultural workforce; competing in the global talent market; collaborating with joint venture partners; and working with offshore resources. If you work with colleagues, managers, employees and customers from diverse cultures, if you are with an organization that has a multicultural workforce and/or global operations, or if your organization collaborates with joint venture partners or offshore resources from different cultures, then Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage is the book for you.