• Business & Economics

Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models
Author: Kate Berardo,Darla K. Deardorff
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579228046
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 388
View: 6963

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.


    • Education

Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models
Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Kate Berardo
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579228062
Category: Education
Page: 400
View: 4502
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.

    • Business & Economics

Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models
Author: Kate Berardo,Darla K. Deardorff
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)
ISBN: 9781579228057
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 388
View: 2699
"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.

    • Education

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

International Approaches, Assessment and Application
Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315529238
Category: Education
Page: 312
View: 7472
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.

    • Social Science

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: 1208
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.

    • Social Science

Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning


Author: H. Seelye
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1941176062
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 3847
Centering on the development of cultural awareness, this collection of activities is designed to expand the repertoire of educators.

    • Education

Developing Critical Cultural Competence

A Guide for 21st-Century Educators
Author: Jewell E. Cooper,Ye He,Barbara B. Levin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412996252
Category: Education
Page: 199
View: 4607
"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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence


Author: Darla K. Deardorff
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960452
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 542
View: 5556
Bringing together leading experts and scholars from around the world, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theories and research on intercultural competence. It will be a useful and invaluable resource to administrators, faculty, researchers, and students.

    • Business & Economics

Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures
Author: Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul Pedersen
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0585485909
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 7477
Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

    • Business & Economics

Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication

The Art of Intercultural Harmony
Author: Xiaodong Dai,Guo-Ming Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351971484
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 334
View: 5056
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.

    • Education

Developing Intercultural Awareness

A Cross-cultural Training Handbook
Author: L. Robert Kohls,John Mark Knight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 143
View: 4224
This guide contains simulation games, case studies, icebreakers and other training activities for developing cross-cultural awareness in virtually any setting

    • Education

Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators


Author: Jean Moule
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495915297
Category: Education
Page: 384
View: 5347
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.

    • Business & Economics

Embracing Cultural Competency

A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders
Author: Patricia St. Onge,Beth Applegate,Brigette Rouson,Vicki Asakura,Monika K. Moss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780940069688
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 9659
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.

    • Education

Experiential Activities for Teaching Multicultural Competence in Counseling


Author: Mark Pope,Joseph S. Pangelinan,Angela D. Coker
Publisher: Amer Counseling Assn
ISBN: 9781556202841
Category: Education
Page: 342
View: 9069
This practical resource is for faculty teaching beginning and advanced multicultural counseling courses or other core classes who want to infuse issues of cultural diversity into the classroom. It contains 121 engaging and thought-provoking activities on a wide variety of multicultural topics. All activities are tied to the core content areas of the 2009 CACREP Standards, making this a perfect tool for the clinical training of counseling students. A CD-ROM with exercise handouts accompanies the book for ease of copying and distribution in the classroom. Mark Pope, EdD, is a professor and chair of, Joseph S. Pangelinan, MS, is a doctoral student in, and Angela D. Coker, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of MissouriùSaint Louis.

    • Education

Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators

A Practical Approach
Author: Darla K. Deardorff
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620361302
Category: Education
Page: 242
View: 2513
For many in international education, assessment can seem daunting and overwhelming, especially given that such efforts need to involve much more than a pre/post survey. This book is a practical guide to learning-outcomes assessment in international education for practitioners who are starting to engage with the process, as well as for those who want to improve the quality and effectiveness of their assessment efforts. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers an accessible and clear road map to the application of assessment. Recognizing that a “one size fits all” approach cannot capture the diversity of goals and settings of international education, or the rich variety of programs and organizations involved in delivering it, author Darla Deardorff provides the reader with foundational principles and knowledge to develop appropriate assessment approaches for evaluating and improving student learning outcomes, which are the drivers of higher education internationalization She provides the background for assessment, highlights how the characteristics of international education pose unique challenges for assessment, considers the contexts to which assessment may be applied – whether in cross-border or “at home” institutional experiences, such as in curricular, co-curricular or extracurricular settings – and distills a seemingly convoluted process into a manageable approach. From the basics of getting started in assessment to highlighting pitfalls to avoid, this book offers a holistic and practical approach to assessment that moves beyond seeing assessment as a discrete activity to on-going process that is integrated into student learning. There is also a unique chapter for education leaders on assessment essentials from a leadership-perspective. The appendices include worksheets for implementing assessment, creating an assessment team, and getting buy-in from stakeholders. Other appendices include a list of standards adapted to international education outcomes assessment, guidance on assessing intercultural competence, and resources. This book reflects the author’s experience of over a decade of work with international education programs and higher education institutions around the world, and synthesizes what she has learned into an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to understand and utilize effective assessment in the field of international education.

    • Social Science

Handbook of Intercultural Training

Area Studies in Intercultural Training
Author: Dan Landis,Richard W. Brislin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483158365
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
View: 1700
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.

    • Business & Economics

The Diversity Training Activity Book

50 Activities for Promoting Communication and Understanding at Work
Author: Jonamay Lambert,Selma Myers
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 9780814415368
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 323
View: 983
The Diversity Training Activity Book addresses such fundamental issues as change, communication, gender at work, and conflict resolution. Filled with activities, role playing exercises, sample icebreakers, and case studies, this book will help all employees create a more harmonious, open workplace no matter what their cultural background.

    • Education

Learning Across Cultures

Locally and Globally
Author: Barbara Kappler Mikk,Inge Ellen Steglitz
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)
ISBN: 9781942719144
Category: Education
Page: 242
View: 3394
Co-published with NAFSA. Learning Across Cultures: Locally and Globally is a comprehensive guide to integrating intercultural learning into the fabric of twenty-first century higher education. This updated NAFSA classic departs from earlier editions by synthesizing two decades of societal, theoretical, and technological developments. It combines established and emerging voices from education, history, anthropology, and communication to provide a holistic perspective on learning across cultures. Topics include: * Student identity in the age of globalization * Social psychology and neuroscience in intercultural contexts * Intercultural curricula design, pedagogy, and facilitation * Reflection tools and practices * Approaches to meaningful assessment Incorporating the latest terminology, theories, research, and practices, this book provides the tools and strategies for building and improving successful approaches to learning across cultures that are applicable to a wide range of contexts.

    • Business & Economics

Handbook of Intercultural Training


Author: Dan Landis,Janet Bennett,Milton J. Bennett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761923322
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 515
View: 9397
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.

    • Social Science

Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication

Paradigms, Principles, and Practices
Author: Milton Bennett
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0983955859
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 8090
This long-awaited new edition is revised and expanded in response to the rapid evolution of multicultural societies and global organizations.