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The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence

Edited by:
  • Darla K. Deardorff - Duke University, USA, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

December 2009 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence brings together in one volume the leading experts and scholars from a variety of fields (e.g., education, communication, psychology, social work, health care, conflict studies, etc.) and from around the world who do work in intercultural competence (defined as appropriate and effective communication, as well as behavior, in intercultural situations). Given the current and future focus on global workforce development, and on globalization in general, this Handbook examines the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed in our ever diverse world.

Derek Bok
Brian Spitzberg, Gabrielle Changnon
1. Conceptualizing Intercultural Competence
Young Yun Kim
2. The Identity Factor in Intercultural Competence
Margaret D. Pusch
3. The Interculturally Competent Leader
Gert Jan Hofstede
4. The Moral Circle in Intercultural Competence: Trust Across Cultures
Stella Ting-Toomey
5. Intercultural Conflict Competence as a Facet of Intercultural Competence Development: Multiple Conceptual Approaches
Janet M. Bennett
6. Cultivating Intercultural Competence: A Process Perspective
Mark A. Ashwill, Duong Thi Hoang Oanh
7. Developing Globally Competent Citizens: The Contrasting Cases of the United States and Vietnam
Peter Ogom Nwosu
8. Understanding Africans' Conceptualizations of Intercultural Competence
R.S. Zaharna
9. An Associative Approach to Intercultural Communication Competence in the Arab World
Guo-Ming Chen, Ran An
10. A Chinese Model of Intercultural Leadership Competence
Alois Moismueller, Michael Schonhuth
11. Intercultural Competence in German Discourse
Ranjini Manian, Shobha Naidu
12. India: A Cross-Cultural Overview of Intercultural Competence
Adriana Medina-López-Portillo & John Sinnigen
13. Interculturality versus Intercultural Competence in Latin America
Darla K. Deardorff
14. Synthesizing Conceptualizations of Intercultural Competence: A Summary of Emerging Themes
Craig Storti
15. Passing It On: Intercultural Competence in the Training Arena
Robert T. Moran, William E. Youngdahl, Sarah V. Moran
16. Leading Global Projects: Bridging the Cultural and Functional-Divide
Kenneth Cushner, Jennifer Mahon
17. Developing the Intercultural Competence of Educators and Their Students: Creating the Blueprints
Michael Bryam
18. The Intercultural Speaker and the Pedagogy of Foreign Langauge Education
R. Michael Paige, Matthew L. Goode
19. Cultural Mentoring: International Education Professionals and the Development of Intercultural Competence
Rowena Fong
20. Culturally Competent Practice in Social Work
John M. Grandin, Norbert Hedderich
21. Global Competence for Engineers
George Yancey
22. Neither Jew nor Gentile: Lessons About Intercultural Competence in Religious Organizations
Rohini Anand, Indra Lahiri
23. Developing Skills for Interculturally Competent Care
Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Kwok Leung
24. Methodological Issues in Researching Intercultural Competence
Michael Vande Berg, R. Michael Paige
25. Applying Theory and Research: The Evolution of Intercultural Competence in U.S. Study Abroad
Fons Trompenaars, Peter Wooliams
26. Research Application: Towards a General Framework of Competence for Today's Global Village
Alvino E. Fantini
27. Assessing Intercultural Competence: Issues and Tools
Darla K. Deardorff
28. Implementing Intercultural Comopetence Assessment
Joseph E. Trimble, Paul B. Pedersen, Eduardo S. Rodela
29. The Real Cost of Intercultural Competence: An Epilogue

This much needed handbook provides the latest scholarship and work on intercultural competence, which is so vitally necessary in pursuit of mutual understanding and peace in today's world."

Desmond Tutu

"This handbook pays attention to both cultural differences and differences in the tasks that constitute international careers. It will be an indispensable guide for those who plan to work in the global society."

Harry C. Triandis
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana

"No serious scholar of intercultural research can avoid reading and adding this book to their library. Professor Deardorff has provided the most exhaustive exposition to date of this most important topic. Future Handbooks will be measured against this volume and many will be found wanting."

Dan Landis
Professor, University of Hawaii at Hilo

"This book brings together a stellar group of contributors and is essential reading for everyone involved in working across cultures, in all fields. The contributors to this volume will help us live, work and play together, and will bring needed skills to those whose job it is to cross cultural boundaries and encourage others to do the same."

Humphrey Tonkin
President Emeritus, University of Hartford

"This is a sourcebook for the scholar and the practitioner alike - linkingtheory and practice, and raising the reader's awareness to the complexity ofinteracting between cultures. And awareness is the first step towardscompetence."

Geert Hofstede
author of "Culture's Consequences"

"When we make meaningful and deep connections across languages and cultures, we not only build critical 21st century skills; we build our capacity for understanding and compassion. This collection of essays provides a thoughtful exploration of that transformation process and how it can contribute to a more peaceful world."

Carol Bellamy
President & CEO, World Learning/School for International Training (SIT)

"Competent intercultural communication is a worthy and often elusive goal. Considerable progress has been made by scholars and practitioners of intercultural competence, and this Handbook accurately reflects those developments. It provides, in a comprehensive source, both the contemporary research and the practical applications of intercultural competence scholarship."

Jolene Koester
California State University, Northridge

"No matter the field (psychology, nursing, public health, medicine, sociology), the settings (academic, practice, community), or country, this is a must read book for anyone who has direct contact with individuals representing the globe."

Guerda Nicholas
University of Miami

"I was delighted to review this book for SAGE in its earlier rendition and am thrilled to see this volume come to fruition. Each of the three parts (Conceptualizing, Applying, and Assessment and Research) provides a fresh and comprehensive examination of this incredibly important concept. Praises to Sage, Darla Deardorff and the contributors for including in Part 1, Conceptualizing Intercultural Competence, numerous chapters that invite us to understand this phenomenon from multiple cultural perspectives. This handbook is a must have for practitioners and educators dedicated to the development of intercultural competency."

Barbara Kappler Mikk
University of Minnesota

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