Intercultural competence

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  • Difference Between Dignity And Honor Culture

    In the negotiation process is critical to consider the cultural differences between buyer and seller. In a study about “What is culture?” lead by the University of Warwick, there are around 164 definitions of culture due to the multiple usages of this concept. In my opinion, the best meaning of culture is “the set of attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors shared by a group of people, but different for each individual, communicated from one generation to the next” (Matsumoto, 1996). Taking…

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  • Diversity And Achievement Gap Analysis

    Growing up, my parents had difficulty understanding the communal culture of the American society, in which I naturally absorbed in my developmental process. I am a first generation American. My parents are both immigrants: my mother from Colombia and my father from Puerto Rico. They had difficulty understanding events I would want to take part in with my friends that are an everyday part of an American childhood, such as sleepovers and after-school activities. Although being bilingual now…

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  • Cultural Identity: A Personal Cultural Analysis

    Culture is complex and dynamic and it is often easier to ignore culture than to deal with its complexity (Connerly & Pederson, 2005). However acknowledgement of ones own cultural heritage contributes to gaining awareness of culture (Connerly & Pederson, 2005). This is particularly important in counselling as cultural sensitivity facilitates therapy, resulting in better outcomes for clients with diverse backgrounds (Ridley, Mendoza, Kanitz, Andgermeier & Zenk, 1994). In contrast, cultural…

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  • An Invisible Space

    An Invisible Subject, Space ‘The central theme of this book is social and personal space and man 's perception of it’ (Hall, E.T 1966, p. 1). This is the first sentence of a book named ‘The hidden dimension’. Space and the perception of it, people normally imagine some physical objects, or something we can see through eyes. However, when we carefully think about the space, it is actually not just an object that can touch by our hands, can be something cannot see through our eyes but still can…

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  • Indigenous Health Care System

    This report identifies the challenges faced by the modern health professionals in understanding the complexities of providing culturally competent Aboriginal health, physiotherapy and rehabilitation care within the Australian primary health care system. Non-Indigenous health care professionals cannot truly understand the true complexity of the past impacts of colonialism, the political process and the community’s prejudice effects on the Indigenous health status. This report intends to inspire…

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  • Jhumpa Lahiri's 'Interpreter Of Maladies'

    Jhumpa Lahiri’s writing of “Interpreter of Maladies” seeks to illustrate both the difficulty of communication and the differences between cultures. In her short story, Lahiri uses her characters to illustrate these themes using motifs of language, interpretation, and understanding. In her story, Lahiri follows the travels of the Indian-American Das Family on their vacation to India where they meet the taxi driver Mr. Kapasi. As their vacation progresses, readers discover that there are various…

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  • Diversity In Schools

    Introduction: As the United States of America becomes more culturally diverse in its population, the need to address that diversity within our schools is rapidly increasing. This increase in diversity is creating a challenge for educators across the nation because our nation’s teaching force remains predominately white (Caucasian)and English speaking in make-up and the number of culturally diverse teachers is in a state of decline (Gay, 2003). Educators must accept the fact that students who…

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  • Essay On Masculinity In Hollywood

    Interpretive research strategies cover the diverse elements of research studies is based upon how “human beings experience, define, organize, and appropriate reality (Van Zoonen 131)”. Ethnography enables the globalization of information based upon tradition, culture, geographical location, and a variety of communication meaning and interpretations from cultures and subcultures. The way in which a gender role can be defined varies when viewing the research at an ethnographic standpoint. The key…

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  • Sig Zane Designs

    How to Target the World Paris, Shanghai, New York, Tokyo, Berlin; these are some of the top fashion epicenters worldwide. These cities are the driving forces of cultural trendsetters who have major influences on design, commerce and eventually the economy ("Fashion Capitals"). Being internationally recognized as having strong identities in fashion, these capitals develop a mixture of business, recreation, and cultural activities to compensate for. This huge success, no matter the place, is…

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  • Global Teamwork Essay

    In today’s society it is hard to avoid multicultural work environment with teams spread out throughout multiple countries. We experience challenges presented in doing business globally but working as a team can minimize confusion and the inefficiencies with running a global project. As a global leader he/she must realizing these challenges and take action. As stated by SHRM Foundation (n.d.) “To be effective, the leaders of tomorrow must be able to collaborate while navigating cultural,…

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