Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are (Audiobook)
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Taught by an international adviser to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and governments, this eye-opening course reveals how you can actively improve your cultural intelligence in an increasingly globalized world. Based on ground-breaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, marriage and family - all the areas necessary to help you function with a greater level of respect and effectiveness wherever you go.
Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book for Students
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Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Intercultural Communication is an essential resource for students and researchers of English Language and Applied Linguistics. The 2nd edition of Intercultural Communication: Updates key theories of intercultural communication,Explores the ways in which people communicate within and across social groups around three themes. These include identity, Othering, and representation.
Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Approaches, Assessments and Application
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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.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.
Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change
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Intergroup dialogue has emerged as an effective educational and community building method to bring together members of diverse social and cultural groups to engage in learning together so that they may work collectively and individually to promote greater diversity, equality and justice. This volume, the first dedicated entirely to intergroup dialogue facilitation, draws on the experiences of contributors and on emerging research to address the multi-dimensional role of facilitators.
Being at Home in the World: Cross-Cultural Leadership Lessons to Guide Your Journey
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A native of tropical but politically unstable Burundi, Laetitia Mizero Hellerud immigrated to the United States of America as a refugee. She uses her life and work experiences to make connections with others, no matter where they come from. Laetitia shares her story of fleeing several countries and being solely responsible for four of her siblings and her own family as they searched for a safe place to live and learned what gave her the strength and purpose to meet the unforeseen as she finally found a home in Fargo, North Dakota.

Models for Intercultural Collaboration and Negotiation

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This book is the first to bring together research material from different communities, Computer Science and especially Artificial Intelligence, and Social Sciences, e.g. Anthropology, Social Psychology, Political Science that present ideas and viewpoints, methods and models on inter-cultural collaboration and negotiation.

Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices

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Provides a foundation for understanding a range of linguistic, cultural, and technological factors to effectively practice international communication in a variety of professional communication arenas.An in-depth analysis of how cultural factors influence translation, document design, and visual communication.A summary of strategies for engaging in effective e-learning in international contexts.

Developing Intercultural Awareness: A Cross-Cultural Training Handbook

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Developing Intercultural Awareness is a rich resource for cross-cultural training. Drawn from the authors' experience, this guide contains simulation games, case studies, icebreakers and other training activities for developing cross-cultural awareness in virtually any setting.In this second updated edition, new and dynamic activities have been added to the array of material already present in the book.

Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders

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Our students’ futures depend upon it: If we’re to guarantee equitable access and improved academic outcomes for our historically underserved students, then we must first confront the deeply rooted biases and practices that for far too long have limited them. That’s where Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders has already benefited tens of thousands of schools leaders--and the students, teachers, and communities they serve. Take this first step on the Cultural Proficiency journey and soon enough you, too, can create equitable educational opportunities and more inclusive environments in which differences are embraced.

Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies

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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices.

Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education

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Effective multicultural education must consider not just schooling, but also the larger social, economic, and political factors that affect students’ success or failure in the classroom. This book helps readers understand these pervasive influences by presenting extensive research and data on the sociopolitical nature of schools and society, information about different sociocultural groups, and a conceptual framework for examining multicultural education.Additionally, tips for classroom activities and community actions offer aspiring teachers concrete suggestions to provide high-quality, inclusive education in spite of obstacles they may face.

Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education

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In this second edition, twenty-nine classic chapters have been revised and updated and twenty new chapters have been added to reflect how the field has evolved since the first edition of the Handbook was published in 1995. This landmark volume describes and analyzes changes such as increased immigration to the United States and new developments in theory and research related to race, culture, ethnicity, and language.. It addresses new issues such as findings on the increase in the number of interracial children and the characteristics of children of immigrant families.

Understanding Intercultural Communication: Negotiating a Grammar of Culture

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Understanding Intercultural Communication provides a practical framework to help readers to understand intercultural communication and to solve intercultural problems. Each chapter exemplifies the everyday intercultural through ethnographic narratives in which people make sense of each other in home, work and study locations. This book is a key resource for academics, students and practitioners in intercultural communication and related fields.

Getting to Know Ourselves and Others Through the ABCs: A Journey Toward Intercultural Understanding

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This book is a valuable resource for teachers and other professionals who are looking for a proven way to increase cultural appreciation and awareness. In this ground-breaking project, the authors describe how the ABCs model complicated and challenged and changed the cultural perceptions of those who participated in it, even those who were initially highly resistant to such possibilities. At the heart of the project is the exchange of narratives life stories that give insight into the cultural worlds of selves and others.

How to Use Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence to Mentor Doctoral Learners

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The focus of this book is to show how Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) are critical factors used to help both mentors and doctoral learners successfully get through the dissertation process together. I will also provide 16 best practices that I have used to effectively mentor doctoral learners over the past decade. As a result of instituting these practices, I've been able to increase my doctoral learner graduation rate by 50% each year. Additionally, I will share proven tools and tips from doctors and doctoral candidates who have been successful in the dissertation process. Both mentors of doctoral learners and mentees will benefit from this book.

Cross-Cultural Design. Methods, Tools, and Users

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This two-volume set LNCS 10911 and 10912 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2018, held as part of HCI International 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, USA, in July 2018. The total of 1170 papers and 195 posters included in the 30 HCII 2018 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 4373 submissions. The 36 regular papers presented in this volume were organized in topical sections named: cross-cultural design methods and tools; cross-cultural product design; cultural Differences; and culture, emotions and design.

Teaching Across Cultures: Contextualizing Education for Global Mission

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In our globalized world, ideas are constantly being exchanged between people of different cultural backgrounds. But educators often struggle to adapt to the contexts of diverse learners. Some focus so much on content delivery that they overlook crosscultural barriers to effective teaching. Educator and missiologist James Plueddemann offers field-tested insights for teaching across cultural differences. . He provides a model of teaching as pilgrimage, where the aim is not merely the mastery of information but the use of knowledge to foster the development of the pilgrim learner.

Cross-Cultural Analysis: The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures

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Cross-Cultural Analysis is the sequel to Cultures Consequences, the classic work published by Geert Hofstede, one of the most influential management thinkers in todays times. Hofstedes original work introduced a new research paradigm in cross-cultural analysis: studying cultural differences through nation-level dimensions (complex variables defined by intercorrelated items). This paradigm has been subsequently used by hundreds of prominent scholars all over the world and has produced solid results.

Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications

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Intended to bridge the gap between the latest methodological developments and cross-cultural research, this interdisciplinary resource presents the latest strategies for analyzing cross-cultural data. Techniques are demonstrated through the use of applications that employ cross-national data sets such as the latest European Social Survey. With an emphasis on the generalized latent variable approach, internationally prominent researchers from a variety of fields explain how the methods work, how to apply them, and how they relate to other methods presented in the book.

Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment

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Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment critically examines and advances new methods and practices for adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research. The International Test Commission (ITC) guidelines for test adaptation and conceptual and methodological issues in test adaptation are described in detail, and questions of ethics and concern for validity of test scores in cross-cultural contexts are carefully examined. Advances in test translation and adaptation methodology, including statistical identification of flawed test items, establishing equivalence of different language versions of a test, and methodologies for comparing tests in multiple languages, are reviewed and evaluated.

Cross-Cultural Survey Methods

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Since all research is in a sense comparative, it is sometimes argued that methods and requirements remain the same, no matter what country or nationality is involved. The editors of this volume contend that this philosophy is an oversimplification. Although comparative survey research builds on and benefits from best practices established in monocultural research, cross-cultural research requires methodologies which address the central issues of equivalence of measurement and comparability of findings.This book provides the first systematic, interdisciplinary and hands-on treatment of the issues of greatest saliency for comparative survey research within and across countries.

Experiences of Immigrant Professors: Challenges, Cross-Cultural Differences, and Lessons for Success

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Since time immemorial, educational institutions all over the world have attracted the services of foreign-born scholars; however, little is known about these immigrant workers' real experiences. Besides the culture shock that immigrants experience in unfamiliar countries, these scholars often undergo what may be termed "teaching shock." Through autobiographical accounts of foreign-born professors from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the US, this volume examines the experiences of foreign-born professors around the world to provide insight on the curricular, school-systemic, and sociological differences and challenges that are encountered, and how to help resolve them.

Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working With Children and Their Families

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As the U.S. population grows more and more diverse, how can professionals who work with young children and families deliver the best services while honoring different customs, beliefs, and values? The answers are in the fourth edition of this bestselling textbook, fully revised to reflect nearly a decade of population changes and best practices in culturally competent service delivery.he highly regarded authors have carefully updated and expanded every chapter while retaining the basic approach and structure that made the previous editions so popular

Cross-Cultural Explorations: Activities in Culture and Psychology

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This comprehensive workbook is designed to facilitate students' understanding and application of major concepts and principles of culture and psychology. This fully updated new edition features over 100 case studies, self-administered scales, mini-experiments, and library research projects, addressing topics such as culture, race/ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and social class. Equally valuable as a textbook and a reference for practicing professionals, this comprehensive book will prepare early interventionists and other professionals to work effectively with families whose customs, beliefs, and values may differ from their own.

Doing Cross-Cultural Research: Ethical and Methodological Perspectives

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Conducting cross-cultural research is rife with methodological, ethical and moral challenges. Researchers are challenged with many issues in carrying out their research with people in cross-cultural arenas. In this book, I attempt to bring together salient issues for the conduct of culturally appropriate research. The task of undertaking cross-cultural research can present researchers with unique opportunities, and yet dilemmas. The book will provide some thought-provoking points so that our research may proceed relatively well and yet ethical in our approach.

Consciousness Studies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

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Consciousness is perplexing: too familiar and intimate to ignore, too complex and elusive to understand. Although consciousness is embedded in all our experience and is considered basic to all our knowing, no one seems to know what exactly it is, and the concept is both widely used and much abused. For the better part of the twentieth century, the study of consciousness was viewed as unworthy of scholarly and scientific pursuit. Research has consequently suffered. This cross-cultural examination first explores the varieties of conscious experience and reflects on the attempts to understand and explain consciousness in the Western scholarly and scientific tradition.

International and Cross-Cultural Management Studies: A Postcolonial Reading

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Drawing on postcolonial theory this text offers a critique of international management. It argues that such disciplines are Western discourses and exhibit historical and current resonances with the vicissitudes of the so called 'colonial project'. The book explores alternative approaches to the question of the 'other' in late global capitalism.

Cross-Cultural Competence: Theories, Tool-Kits and Applications

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Cross-cultural management is a crucial challenge for the successful development of international business, yet it is often badly understood and poorly implemented. Misunderstandings arise as culture affects both individuals and organizations, yet attempts to understand, explain and interpret these differences have often been hidden between a welter of conflicting theories and paradigms.This book is a much-needed guide to the theory and practice of cross-cultural management.It focuses on four key areas:the language connection,the global connection ,the management connection and the multimedia connection.

Career Endeavour: Pursuing a Cross-Cultural Life Transition (Cross-Cultural Management)

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This book is concerned with trainee professionals and their search for meaning through the determined and creative pursuit of a cross-cultural career transition. Adopting a qualitative research framework, the book describes the career experience of professional trainees from non-Western cultures who have chosen to develop their careers in the West.It examines the process of the initial consideration of change, the exploring of options.The book then highlights the implications of these experiences for theory, research and practice.

Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide (Cross Cultural Research and Methodology Book 9)

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This new edition of Intercultural Interactions presents a fully updated set of training materials which have been developed to form the basis of a variety of cross-cultural orientation programmes. These materials are based on the assumption that there are commonalities, or similar personal experiences, when people live and work in cultures other than their own.More comprehensive in scope than its predecessor, the Second Edition also contains a practical new user's guide, and its expanded coverage draws readers in with more vivid scenarios and examples reflecting changing world events and social milieu

Intercultural Studies in Higher Education: Policy and Practice (Intercultural Studies in Education)

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This book explores the study of policies and practices in Higher Education by comparing systems, institutions, programs, innovations, results and cultures. In a rapidly changing global and international marketplace, the growth of higher education has occurred within distinct cultural contexts, meaning that change is reflected within local, regional, national and global perspectives. This innovative book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of higher education across the world as well as the study of interculturality.

Intercultural Communication in Asia: Education, Language and Values (Multilingual Education)

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This volume presents in-depth studies on leading themes in education policy and intercultural communication in contemporary Asia, covering empirical as well as theoretical approaches, and offering both an in-depth investigation of their implications, and a synthesis of areas where these topics cohere and point to advances in description, analysis and theory, policy and applications. The studies address key questions that are essential to the future of education in an Asia where intercultural communication is ever more important with the rise of the ASEAN Economic Community and other international initiatives.

Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad: Theory into Practice (Internationalization in Higher Education Series)

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With the increasing focus on international education and study abroad programmes, Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad meets the need for a text that addresses ways in which technology may be harnessed to enhance student experience. Combining case studies with theoretical insights, this book critically investigates the effectiveness of a fully online study abroad intervention that was designed to optimise intercultural learning in an international context.This book will be a necessary point of reference for any institution that aims to enhance international educational experience, especially through the use of technology.

Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange: A Multinational Perspective (Routledge Research in Teacher Education)

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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.

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice (Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education)

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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.

Developing Intercultural Practice: Academic Development in a Multicultural and Globalizing World (SEDA Series)

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Intercultural higher education has the potential to enable diverse students in diverse contexts to lead lives they have reason to value in a multicultural and globalizing world.The internationalization of higher education has become a significant site of change, driven by, and contributing to, globalization. So much so that global higher education has the potential to increase collaboration or conflict across the borders of human diversity.

Learning Across Cultures: Locally and Globally

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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.

Diversity in the Classroom: A Casebook for Teachers and Teacher Educators

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This casebook is part of a nationwide effort to capture and use practitioner knowledge to better prepare teachers for the reality of today's classrooms, given a student population vastly different from that of even a decade ago. Consciously designed to provoke engaging and demanding discussion, the cases presented here are candid, dramatic, highly readable accounts of teaching events or series of events. Set in three of the nation's most diverse cities -- San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix -- the cases offer problem-based snapshots of on-the-job dilemmas. The teacher-authors discuss topics that generate heated interchange and run the risk of polarizing opinions and creating defensive assumptions, particularly those dealing with bias, race, and class. These issues, plus cultural behaviors and socioeconomic circumstances have important implications for classroom practices. By examining such issues, the editors hope that educators will see -- and act on -- the need for a greater variety of teaching styles, distribution of opportunities, and educational access for all students.

Alterity, Values, and Socialization: Human Development Within Educational Contexts

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This book elaborates on issues regarding alterity, values, and human development in different educational contexts, serving from young children to adolescents to adults, and it claims for the need of educational contexts to consider their responsibilities regarding the development of the sociomoral dimension of human beings. The authors, experienced theorists and researchers sharing a cultural psychological perspective, provide a fresh understanding of educational institutions, and elaborate on how initiatives aiming at promoting dialogical practices and ethical orientation within educational contexts can be productive. They provide teachers, researchers, psychologists and parents, as well as the general public, with useful knowledge in order to contribute to theoretical and practical advances concerning education and human development.

Education, Law and Diversity: Schooling for One and All?

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This new edition provides updated analysis from a legal perspective, on how the education system responds to social diversity and how the relevant socio-economic rights of individuals and groups are affected. It spans wide-ranging areas of educational provision: types of school (including faith schools), the school curriculum, choice of school, and duties towards children with special needs and disabilities. It retains, and updates, areas of debate in the book, such as those concerned with multiculturalism and children's rights. It continues to focus on England but also makes reference to other jurisdictions within the UK and internationally. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the legal challenges facing education in England today.