2024-05-31

Announcing the Publication of “Current Perspectives on Intercultural and Global Competence”

LEIZ is excited to announce the publication of the first online free access book of the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence: "Current Perspectives on Intercultural and Global Competence".

This insightful work, edited by Dr. Darla K. Deardorff and Mizuho Tatebayashi and published by Star Scholars, represents the collective efforts of experienced scholars, practitioners, and students from around the world. It aims to enhance and expand knowledge and understanding of the critical concept of intercultural and global competence.


The book offers a compelling exploration of the evolving landscape of intercultural and global competence through a variety of lenses. It delves into the complexities of navigating the practical implications of getting along together across difference and similarity. With collective contributions from scholars and practitioners worldwide, this book presents a diverse array of perspectives from different disciplines, contexts, languages, and cultures.


Of particular interest is Part II "Emerging Perspectives", which includes a chapter on "Transcultural Education - A Framework for Supporting Students to Develop Commonalities in Cultural Complexity". This chapter highlights the need for a new social contract for education and pedagogy to be organized around building the capacities of students to work together to transform the world.

This chapter was jointly authored by Tobias Grünfelder, Research Fellow at LEIZ, Prof. Dr. Julika Baumann Montecinos, Visiting Research Fellow at LEIZ, Prof. Dr. Heidi Smith, and Dr. Jessica Geraldo Schwengber, Institute Manager of LEIZ.


We invite you to delve into this comprehensive exploration of intercultural and global competence in our modern, interconnected, and often polarized world. The book is now available for free online access here. We look forward to your thoughts and discussions on this significant contribution to the field.

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