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.

Intercultural Competence in International Education AdministrationCultural Mentoring : International Education Professionals and the Development of Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Competence in International Education AdministrationCultural Mentoring : International Education Professionals and the Development of Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Competence in International Education AdministrationCultural Mentoring
R. Michael Paige Matthew L. Goode

This chapter examines the role of international education professionals in facilitating the development of intercultural competence among their students, a process we refer to as cultural mentoring. These professionals include study abroad advisers, language instructors, international student advisers, faculty members, and others who work closely with students involved in international educational exchange programs. We are particularly interested in the knowledge and skills international education professionals themselves need to serve as cultural mentors.

This topic has gained considerable currency at this time because there is a worldwide demand for ...

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