Whose cultural competence?

Do the definitions apply beyond Western borders?

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Abstract

The author looks at the traditional lofty goals set for students in study abroad programs in the United States, such as enhancing students’ intercultural skills and helping them become global citizens. But he finds that students at Northwestern University in Qatar are already multiethnic and multicultural and speak at least two languages. Therefore the learning outcomes for these students should be revised to reflect their international competencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Education
Volume63
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • Global citizenship
  • International education
  • Internationalization
  • Study abroad

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  • Education

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Whose cultural competence? Do the definitions apply beyond Western borders? / Mills, Andrew.

In: Journal of General Education, Vol. 63, No. 2-3, 01.01.2014, p. 232-236.

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