The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence
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The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence


© 2009 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Bringing together leading experts and scholars from around the world, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theories and research on intercultural competence. It will be a useful and invaluable resource to administrators, faculty, researchers, and students.

Derek Bok
Foreword
PART I. CONCEPTUALIZING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE
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
PART II. APPLYING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE
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
PART III. ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH IN INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE
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

"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

"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 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 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"
Key features
Key Features:
  • Covers intercultural competence from a variety of cultural perspectives (including Arab, Chinese, and Indian)
  • Applies intercultural competence to different fields such as business, health care, and education
  • Provides guidance on researching and assessing intercultural competence

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