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ERIC Number: EJ791572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Cultural Intelligence (CQ): A Quest for Cultural Competence
Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v29 n1 p36-42 2007
Professionals in the field of special education are constantly being asked about efficacy and outcome-based practice. The tragic event that took place at Virginia Tech shocked the world. This article uses the Virginia Tech tragedy as a base to discuss the need for all professionals to develop cultural competence. Furthermore, it discusses the topic of cultural reactions to communicative disorders and the need to develop cultural competence to decode each message in its cultural, linguistic, and social contexts and to provide culturally appropriate intervention when called for. It also builds on the notion that the world is flat and describes the challenges we face as we try to decode the messages from the world of English-language learners, the world of Englishes, and the codes shared by the e-generation. Finally, it advocates the need to develop cultural humility with the goal to quest for cultural competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia