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posted Apr 9, 2012, 6:13 PM by Kathy Cadwell

HGE #4:  Possessing Intercultural Competence__________________________________________

Criteria

1 - Emerging (beginning to meet the HGE)

2 - Developing (making good progress toward meeting the HGE)

 

3 - Proficient (meets the HGE)

4 - Exemplary (exceeds the HGE)

Cultural Self- Awareness

Shows minimal awareness of own cultural rules and biases (even those shared with own cultural group(s)) (e.g. uncomfortable with identifying possible cultural differences with others.)

 

Identifies own cultural rules and biases (e.g. with a strong preference for those rules shared with own cultural group and seeks the same in others.)

 

Recognizes new perspectives about own cultural rules and biases (e.g. not looking for sameness; comfortable with the complexities that new perspectives offer.)

 

Articulates insights into own cultural rules and biases (e.g. seeking complexity; aware of how her/ his experiences have shaped these rules, and how to recognize and respond to cultural biases, resulting in a shift in self-description.)

 

 Knowledge of at least one culture other than one's own

 Demonstrates surface understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.

 

 Demonstrates partial understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.

 

Demonstrates adequate understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.

 

Demonstrates sophisticated understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.

 

 Demonstrate empathy and understanding

 Views the experience of others but does so through own cultural worldview.

 

 Identifies components of other cultural perspectives but responds in all situations with own worldview.

 

Recognizes intellectual and emotional dimensions of more than one world view and sometimes uses more than one worldview in interactions.

 

Interprets intercultural experience from the perspectives of own and more than one worldview/demonstrates ability to act in a supportive manner that recognizes the feelings of another cultural group.

 

 Understanding the impact of culture in life, community and society

 Has a minimal understanding of cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication;  is unable to negotiate a shared understanding.

 Identifies some cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication and is aware that misunderstandings can occur based on those differences but is still unable to negotiate a shared understanding.

Articulates the extent to which culture impacts individuals' experience in life, community and society

Demonstrates a respect for individual differences within the larger context of school and community

Recognizes his/her own bias and the perspectives of others while making decisions

 

Recognizes and participates in cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication and begins to negotiate a shared understanding based on those differences.

Articulates a complex understanding of cultural differences in verbal and non-verbal communication (e.g., demonstrates understanding of the degree to which people use physical contact while communicating in different cultures or use direct/indirect and explicit/implicit meanings) and is able to skillfully negotiate a shared understanding based on those differences

 

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Kathy Cadwell,
Apr 9, 2012, 6:13 PM
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