Intercultural training is in many ways the cornerstone of intercultural communication. From its inception in the late 1950’s in the US to its application throughout the world today, intercultural training has expanded from a way to help international executives and foreign service workers to a general competency approach in international education, diversity and inclusion, social services, corporate leadership, and international development.
This course will review the history of intercultural training in the above contexts and examine its underlying assumptions (and those of intercultural communication in general) in terms of knowledge paradigms. Particular attention will be given to the constructivist, developmental approach to training represented by the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS).
Lecturer: Prof. Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D.