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CULTURAL COMPETENCE:

An understanding and recognition of values, behaviors, attitudes, and practices which enable people to work effectively across racial, ethnic, religious, social, age, gender and cultural lines. Cultural competence comprises four components: (a) awareness of one's own cultural worldview, (b) attitude towards cultural differences, (c) knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and (d) cross-cultural skills. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with the entire existing human ratio remaining the same, it would look something like the following document:



These documents represent a national dialogue about personal values and civic ideals:




This four stage process can change individuals and schools: