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 Engineering : Global Competence for Engineers

Intercultural Competence in Engineering : Global Competence for Engineers

Intercultural Competence in Engineering
John M. Grandin Norbert Hedderich

Whether from the perspective of business leaders, politicians, educators, or the populace in general, the United States has become concerned about global competitiveness, trade, innovation, and technological advantage, especially as they relate to the nation’s economic future. Among those alert to these issues are engineering educators, who are painfully aware of the fact that technological superiority, once enjoyed by a small number of nations, is now no longer geographically privileged. As Thomas Friedman (2005) has written, the world of information and knowledge has become “flat,” open without prejudice to all who are connected to the Internet, educated, and motivated ...

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