Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice Book

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice


  • Author : Michael Byram
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 1853595365

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Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice Book Description :

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.

Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers Book

Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers


  • Author : Fred Dervin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429684456

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Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers Book Description :

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 Competence Book

Intercultural Competence


  • Author : Myron W. Lustig
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2013-03-18
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780205930197

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Intercultural Competence Book Description :

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

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence Book

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence


  • Author : Janet M. Bennett
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-03-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 1024
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506317298

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence Book Description :

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 theSocial 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.

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence Book

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence


  • Author : Darla K. Deardorff
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483342894

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The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence Book Description :

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.

Intercultural Competence Book

Intercultural Competence


  • Author : Gerhard Neuner
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Intercultural communication
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 9287151709

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Intercultural Communication Competence Book

Intercultural Communication Competence


  • Author : Xiaodong Dai
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443859950

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Intercultural Communication Competence Book Description :

Intercultural communication competence is an indispensable ability for people to interact appropriately and effectively across nations and regions in the globalized world. Competent intercultural communication enables people to reach mutual understanding as well as reciprocal relationships. In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in the research of intercultural communication competence. However, due to its complexity, many problems remain unanswered and need to be addressed. This book seeks to conceptualize intercultural communication competence from diverse perspectives, explore its re-conceptualization in globalization, and investigate its development in cultural contexts and interaction scenarios. A group of leading international scholars in different academic disciplines join to map out a comprehensive picture, providing an in-depth and up-to-date work on intercultural communication competence. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and enhances readers’ understanding on the concept of intercultural communication competence. It is a useful source for educators, researchers, students and professionals.

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range Book

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range


  • Author : Manuela Wagner
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2017-10-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783098927

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Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range Book Description :

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.

Intercultural Competence in Organizations Book

Intercultural Competence in Organizations


  • Author : Alex Matveev
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319457017

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Intercultural Competence in Organizations Book Description :

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 communicatio

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education Book

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education


  • Author : Darla K. Deardorff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315529233

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Intercultural Competence in Higher Education Book Description :

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.