Cultural Awareness Helpline: Cultural Awareness Community

The Five Essential Elements of Cultural Competence serve as standards by which one develops healthy individual values/behaviors and organizational policies/practices. These five action verbs lead educators to the shift in thinking represented by the Continuum.

The essential elements are the standards for culturally competent values, behaviors, policies, and practices:

  • Assessing Cultural Knowledge – Being aware of what you know about your and others’ cultures, about how you react to others’ cultures, and what you need to do to be effective in cross-cultural situations.
  • Valuing Diversity – Making the effort to be inclusive of people whose viewpoints and experiences are different from yours and will enrich conversations decision-making, and problem-solving.
  • Managing the Dynamics of Difference – Viewing conflict as a natural and normal process that has cultural contexts that can be understood and can be supportive in creative problem-solving.
  • Adapting to Diversity – Having the will to learn about others and the ability to use others’ cultural experiences and backgrounds in educational settings.
  • Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge – Making learning about cultural groups and their experiences and perspectives as an integral part of your ongoing learning.

 


 

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AlbertChan6
I'm an Asian that currently lives in America. In this day and age, technology are very advanced and cultural competence feels more prevalent than ever thanks to social medias. I am willing to help by giving my own view as in the social media, I have interacted with various people from many nations and even befriended some them. I also willing to learn other cultures as well as it is interesting.
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Cultural competence is required to provide quality caregiving. It takes into account age, gender identity, sexual preference, race, ethnicity, culture, English proficiency, and literacy. A culturally competent caregiver is interested, respectful, and responsive to their care recipient's beliefs and preferences. We added Cultural Competence to ExtendaTouch so you can discuss and learn about its exceptional value. I am willing to discuss the importance of Cultural Competence with anyone questioning or needing assistance in providing it for their care recipient.
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AlbertChan6
I'm an Asian that currently lives in America. In this day and age, technology are very advanced and cultural competence feels more prevalent than ever thanks to social medias.
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