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ERIC Number: EJ772663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Cultural Competence of International Humanitarian Workers
Chang, Wei-Wen
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v57 n3 p187-204 2007
As global interaction and cultural diversity become prominent, cultural competence has received more attention. To understand nonprofit organizations' (NPO's) international workers' learning process in terms of cultural competence, this study used a cultural competence attainment model as a theoretical framework, enlisted 10 Taiwanese international humanitarian workers, and explored how their expatriate experiences of local service influenced their cultural competence. This study identified three levels of influence, namely, the peripheral, cognitive, and reflective levels. Based on these findings, this study suggests the practice of designing related developmental activities in accordance with the three levels and more future research focusing on the process of acquiring cultural competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan