The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence
Author: Janet M. Bennett
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2015-03-23
ISBN 10: 1506317294
ISBN 13: 9781506317298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In 1980, SAGE published Geert Hofstede’s Culture’s Consequences. It opens with a quote from Blaise Pascal: "There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees that are falsehoods on the other." The book became a classic—one of the most cited sources in the Social Science Citation Index—and subsequently appeared in a second edition in 2001. This new SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence picks up on themes explored in that book. Cultural competence refers to the set of attitudes, practices, and policies that enables a person or agency to work well with people from differing cultural groups. Other related terms include cultural sensitivity, transcultural skills, diversity competence, and multicultural expertise. What defines a culture? What barriers might block successful communication between individuals or agencies of differing cultures? How can those barriers be understood and navigated to enhance intercultural communication and understanding? These questions and more are explained within the pages of this new reference work. Key Features: 300 to 350 entries organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes Signed entries that conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings Thematic "Reader’s Guide" in the front matter grouping related entries by broad topic areas Chronology that provides a historical perspective of the development of cultural competence as a discrete field of study Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence is an authoritative and rigorous source on intercultural competence and related issues, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries.

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education
Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 1315529238
ISBN 13: 9781315529233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Competence
Author: Myron W. Lustig,Jolene Koester
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN 10: 0205930190
ISBN 13: 9780205930197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Intercultural Competence provides students with the tools to succeed in today’s intercultural world. Blending both the practical and theoretical, this text offers students the requisite knowledge, the appropriate motivations, and the relevant skills to function competently with culturally-different others. The text provides a discussion of important ethical and social issues relating to intercultural communication and encourages students to apply vivid examples that will prepare them to interact better in intercultural relationships. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Appreciate the impact of cultural patterns on intercultural communication Use both practical and theoretical ideas to understand intercultural communication competence Understand some of the central contexts – in health, education, business, and tourism – in which intercultural communication occurs Discuss cultural identity and the role of cultural biases Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205912044 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205912049

Manual for developing intercultural competencies

Manual for developing intercultural competencies
Author: Deardorff, Darla K.
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 9231003313
ISBN 13: 9789231003318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intercultural Competence for College and University Students

Intercultural Competence for College and University Students
Author: Caprice Lantz-Deaton,Irina Golubeva
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-10-19
ISBN 10: 3030574466
ISBN 13: 9783030574468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Competence for College and University Students Book Review:

This practical guide is a must read for students interested in developing the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and values that foster positive relationships with people from diverse cultures both within and outside of the workplace. It contains real-life examples from students drawn from the authors’ work across different countries. In an age of growing diversity and increasing global mobility, living and working with people from different cultural backgrounds is becoming the norm. To address this complex topic, the authors invite students to consider key questions such as: How do our cultural backgrounds influence our behavior towards others? What is intercultural competence and how can it help students to get along in work and life? How can institutions help students to develop intercultural competence? What does it have to do with topics like prejudice, discrimination, and racism? How can intercultural competence facilitate social change and help students to succeed in their careers? Written for students in any country and studying in any discipline, this book includes practical activities designed to help students to develop intercultural competence throughout their time at college or university. It is useful for students as an autonomous learning source, or as a resource for taught courses. Drawing on a comprehensive and rigorous knowledge of the field, the authors have written a thought-provoking analysis and a practical guide to understanding and enacting Intercultural Competence. I learnt from and admire their ambitious vision of the significance of intercultural competence for society and for the lives and careers of their readers.— Michael Byram, author of Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence, Durham University, UK This is a wonderfully readable book, which carefully and clearly explains the concept of intercultural competence, exploring its implications for addressing many of the most crucial issues facing the world today. Based on impeccable scholarship, and containing a wealth of practical activities, this book is highly recommended for students and interested laypeople alike.— Martyn Barrett, University of Surrey, UK An exceptionally user-friendly and theory-informed guidebook that would not only benefit university students but anyone with an interest in intercultural communication. The book is second to none in terms of clarity of presentation and coverage of concepts, models and practical ideas relevant to intercultural competence for the contemporary society. —Anwei Feng, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China An essential handbook and excellent addition to conventional textbooks. Nuanced and down-to-earth explanations about intercultural communication which are accessible to everyone. Insightful explanations for educators and students alike. Easy to use self-study guide with thought-provoking exercises. This book has been long needed and has come at just the right time. --Ivett Guntersdorfer, Founder and Director of the Intercultural Communication Certificate Program, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Intercultural Competence Past Present and Future

Intercultural Competence Past  Present and Future
Author: María Dolores López-Jiménez,Jorge Sánchez-Torres
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN 10: 9811582459
ISBN 13: 9789811582455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Competence Past Present and Future Book Review:

This book explores the benefits of teaching reflection upon one’s own culture to develop intercultural competence and looks into the relationship between the proficiency level of the second language and the target culture. It introduces new debates on the concept of ‘critical cultural awareness’ in intercultural learning and teaching, for example the indiscriminate use of terminologies related to the idea of ‘intercultural encounters’. Also, it provides insight into the relationship between language and culture using a new tool such as the Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media. The presentation of different approaches, tools, barriers, educational and cultural realities, online intercultural exchange projects and concepts such as motivation, attitudes, stereotyping, otherization, and critical cultural awareness makes this book an excellent instrument not only for teachers but also for researchers, policy-makers and private and public institutions that want to explore culture and interculturality and to promote an intercultural competence and global citizenship among its learners / users / clients and / or an interculturally-oriented language education.

Intercultural Competence in Organizations

Intercultural Competence in Organizations
Author: Alex Matveev
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 3319457012
ISBN 13: 9783319457017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Competence in Organizations Book Review:

This book addresses one of the most critical issues facing global business leaders and the multicultural workforce – how to work and relate effectively in the intercultural contexts. The author presents business professionals, practitioners and academics with the Collaborative Intercultural Competence Model. Based on solid theoretical assumptions and real intercultural experiences, this model is to help professionals work more effectively across and within cultures. This book expands the traditional presentation of existing knowledge by providing a unified discussion of intercultural communication and its conceptual foundations. The book offers readers with a contemporary insight into the intercultural competence phenomenon and highlights the basis for its experience-based inquiry, assessment and development. A distinctive feature of Intercultural Competence in Organizations is its comprehensive coverage of the intercultural competence framework from both communication and organizational behavior perspectives. This book does not cover traditional areas of international business, international management, global management strategy and policy and cross-cultural comparative management, but focuses on theoretical foundations of intercultural competence and intercultural competence research and practice. The author describes the complex nature of intercultural competence in a straightforward format which helps professionals, practitioners and students to envision a variety of intercultural situations in which they may behave competently. Thus, the conceptual acumen of this title is to understand the premises of intercultural competence, embrace its theoretical assumptions, see its practical applicability, and advance individual intercultural competence. Featuring examples and skill development exercises, this book will be appealing to professionals, practitioners, students, academics and policy makers in the field of international business, management and communication. “Dr. Matveev challenges his readers to develop their intercultural competence so as to make themselves more effective, more humane and more socially skilled in a world that increasingly involves extensive contact across various groups of people.” --from the Foreword by Richard W. Brislin, University of Hawaii “Dr. Matveev creates an awareness of intercultural competence by exposing the reader to the theoretical concepts and practical tools. Business people and academics will use this book to recognize and leverage the benefits of cultural diversity.” --Berthold Mukuahima, Director of Human Capital, Ohlthaver & List Group, Namibia “Dr. Matveev reveals how intercultural competence of professional multicultural teams helps in achieving corporate competitive advantage and longevity in a challenging globalized world. This book is very useful for managers, scholars and students who want to elevate the efficacy of intercultural relationship in their professional and personal lives.” --Srečko Čebron, Management Board Member, Sava Reinsurance Company, Slovenia /div

Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers

Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers
Author: Fred Dervin,Robyn Moloney,Ashley Simpson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 0429684452
ISBN 13: 9780429684456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book critiques models of intercultural competence, whilst suggesting examples of specific alternative approaches that will successfully foster intercultural competence in teacher education. Bringing together diverse perspectives from teacher educators and student teachers, this volume discusses the need to move beyond essentialism, culturalism and assumptions about an us versus them perspective and recognises that multiple identities of an individual are negotiated in interaction with others. Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers is divided into four sections: critiquing intercultural competence in teacher education; exploring critical intercultural competences in teacher education; reflexivity and intercultural competence in teacher education; and indigeneity and intercultural competence in teacher education, providing a methodological approach through which to explore this critical framework further. This book is ideal for teacher educators or academics of education specialising in global education who are looking to explore alternative perspectives towards intercultural competence and wish to gain an insight into the ways it can be utilised in a more effective and productive manner.

Intercultural Communication Competence

Intercultural Communication Competence
Author: Richard L. Wiseman,Jolene Koester
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1993-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015028868423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Communication Competence Book Review:

Bringing together current research, theories and methods from leading scholars in the field, this volume is a state-of-the-art study of intercultural communication competence and effectiveness. In the first part, contributors analyze the conceptual decisions made in intercultural communication competence research by examining decisions regarding conceptualization, operationalization, research design and sampling. The second part presents four different theoretical orientations while illustrating how each person's theoretical bias directs the focus of research. Lastly, both quantitative and qualitative research approaches used in studying intercultural communication competence are examined.

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence
Author: Michael A. Moodian
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-10-29
ISBN 10: 1452276803
ISBN 13: 9781452276809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence Book Review:

Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.

Intercultural Competence in Education

Intercultural Competence in Education
Author: Fred Dervin,Zehavit Gross
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN 10: 1137587334
ISBN 13: 9781137587336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Competence in Education Book Review:

This book explores the concept of intercultural competence, focusing specifically on education. Intercultural competence can vary depending on the field of research or the context of application and has therefore developed over recent decades. As the world becomes increasingly global intercultural competence has become even more important but it is still not practiced satisfactorily. This book highlights views which are at odds with official and orthodox positions on intercultural competence to encourage fresh approaches to intercultural competence. It will be invaluable for researchers, practitioners and students interested in the global possibilities of education.

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence
Author: Darla K. Deardorff
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2009-08-31
ISBN 10: 1412960452
ISBN 13: 9781412960458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice
Author: Michael Byram,Adam Nichols,David Stevens
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781853595363
ISBN 13: 1853595365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice Book Review:

It is now widely recognised that learning a language should not just involve linguistic competence but also intercultural competence. It is also clear that intercultural competence can be developed through related subjects such as geography, history, mother tongue teaching. This book takes this as a given and provides practical help for teachers who wish to help their learners acquire intercultural competence in the ordinary classroom. It contains descriptions of lessons and materials from a wide range of classrooms in several countries and for beginners to advanced learners.

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range
Author: Manuela Wagner,Dorie Conlon Perugini,Michael Byram
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN 10: 1783098929
ISBN 13: 9781783098927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range Book Review:

This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing on the teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreign language classrooms in the USA, the authors describe a collaborative project in which graduate students and teachers planned, implemented and reported on units which integrated intercultural competence in a systematic way in classrooms ranging from elementary to university level. The authors are clear and honest about what worked and what didn’t, both in their classrooms and during the process of collaboration. This book will be required reading for both scholars and teachers interested in applying academic theory in the classroom, and in the teaching of intercultural competence.

Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations

Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations
Author: Wolf Rainer Leenen
Publsiher: Waxmann Verlag
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9783830962038
ISBN 13: 3830962037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange

Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange
Author: Alvino E. Fantini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 1351251724
ISBN 13: 9781351251723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange Book Review:

This book explores the nature of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), a set of abilities required to promote sojourner engagement with diversity during study abroad and other educational exchange experiences. A highly original contribution to the intercultural communication literature, this book bases its multinational perspective of ICC on an extensive literary search in six languages and spanning 50 years to identify ICC’s multiple components, to develop a comprehensive assessment tool, and to assess its development and impact on exchange participants in multiple countries.

Intercultural Competence for Translators

Intercultural Competence for Translators
Author: Daniel Tomozeiu,Kaisa Koskinen,Adele D'Arcangelo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1351349341
ISBN 13: 9781351349345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Competence for Translators Book Review:

By definition, translators are intercultural mediators. This book explores some of the most important current approaches in defining intercultural competence for translators. At the same time, it provides real-life examples of different approaches in operationalizing intercultural competence and teaching it in a translator-training context. Written for a global audience, the book provides an informative overview of the field as well as practical examples from different academic and cultural contexts. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Interpreter and Translator Trainer.

Intercultural Competence in Instructed Language Learning

Intercultural Competence in Instructed Language Learning
Author: Paula Garrett-Rucks
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 168123419X
ISBN 13: 9781681234199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Competence in Instructed Language Learning Book Review:

There is pressure on world language educators to prepare learners with 21st century skills to meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected globalized world. The need for change was summarized in the 2007 report of the MLA Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages that suggested the implementation of curricular reform by developing students’ “translingual and transcultural competence” (p. 3) which allows someone “to operate between languages” (p.237). However, the integration of such a meaningful cultural component in instructed language learning is a complex topic. This book recognizes the difficulty world language educators face to achieve the goals of the MLA report, particularly at beginning levels of instruction in target language use classrooms. Accordingly, this book informs instructed language learning and teaching by bridging developmental theories from the fields of intercultural competence with second language pedagogies—particularly communicative language teaching (CLT) and literacy-based approaches—providing examples of practical applications inside the classroom and beyond. It is intended to support the many FL educators who have consistently reported that they are struggling to incorporate meaningful cultural instruction into their practice (Fox & Diaz-Greenberg 2006; Phillips & Abbott, 2011; Sercu, 2005). This book provides a framework to foster learners’ deep cultural reflection at beginning levels of instruction while preserving target language use policies, bridging CLT pedagogies to intercultural communicative competence (ICC) literacy-based approaches. It starts by synthesizing prominent definitions of culture and culture learning models and then summarizes disparate sources of research findings on culture learning projects (which primarily take place at advanced levels of language learning) to the Standards-based classroom at all levels of instruction, K-16. Although research on fostering learners’ intercultural competence at beginning levels of language instruction is in its infancy, it is of utmost concern given that the vast majority of U.S. language learners rarely continue to advanced levels of instruction (Zimmer-Lowe, 2008). In addition, this book challenges FL educators to advocate for their FL programs and to give greater visibility and credibility to the profession in institutional internationalization efforts. The theoretical components of this book deconstruct the connections between language, thought and culture and problematize developmental models in the IC field that neglect to consider the important role of language. This book provides K-16 FL educators with the discourse needed to 1) explain to administrators, parents and students how world language study prepares learners to compete in an increasingly global market beyond the learner’s development of linguistic proficiency and 2) convince administrators of the value in and the need for world language study in order to support institutional internationalization efforts. The last chapter of this book provides guidance and suggestions on ways to expand K-12 teacher preparation programs and continuing education training to foster learners’ intercultural communicative competence while preserv-ing a Standards-based curriculum. In sum, this book is intended to 1) support all K-16 world language educa-tors with their program advocacy and instruction; 2) serve as a reference manual or course book in teacher preparation programs; 3) serve as a reference manual or course book for research and graduate courses on the teaching and learning of languages.

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence
Author: Michael A. Moodian
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-10-29
ISBN 10: 1483302059
ISBN 13: 9781483302058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence Book Review:

Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.

Intercultural Competence for All

Intercultural Competence for All
Author: Josef Huber,Council of Europe
Publsiher: Council of Europe
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789287173560
ISBN 13: 9287173567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Competence for All Book Review:

Education which helps citizens live together in our diverse societies is a matter of urgency. We all need to develop the ability to understand each other across all types of cultural barriers; this is a fundamental prerequisite for making our diverse democratic societies work. This publication looks at the development of intercultural competence as a key element of mainstream education. It stresses the need firstly for an appropriate education policy which puts intercultural competence at the heart of all education and, above all, for the development, on an everyday basis, of the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge needed for mutual understanding. Without these, no sustainable societal change is possible.