Competence in communicating across cultures is a prerequisite for success in today's fast-changing global community. In Intercultural Communication, the authors draw on their deep intercultural experience to show us how to build successful communication bridges across diverse cultures.

The book explores various theoretical positions on global communication ethics and norms by providing an overview of the contemporary socio-cultural situation and seeking ways in which common ground may be found between these different positions.

The authors raise points of critical reflection on intercultural events and issues in various areas of communication including health, work, environment and education. The book also covers a range of issues, from the interactions of various cultures to the expansion of social organizations and the growing global infrastructure.

By integrating ‘glocal’ perspectives in intercultural communication, the book addresses the long-term strategy of developing a global community without sacrificing indigenous local values.

Education for the Global Citizen

Education for the global citizen

Hinduism: ‘This is the sum of duty—do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.’ The Mahabharata, 5: 1517


This chapter discusses the concepts of globalization, explains the meaning of global citizenship, describes the global competencies and identifies the scope of global education. It argues that global education should equip global citizens with adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes to participate in the civic society to address the global challenges, issues and problems they face and build a better future for themselves and for future generations.

We live in an interrelated and interdependent world. Every day the media carries news throughout the world 24/7. We hear debates about many global issues and share differing views ...

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