Cultural competence has been a popular buzz word circulating throughout schools and workplaces for many years. Intending to educate people about different cultures and how to navigate interactions respectfully, the term cultural competence can actually project an idea that understanding and respecting others is a one-time skill to be mastered. Operating under this mindset can lead to temporary patches to deep rooted issues as it ignores the experiences of the individual and other factors that may impact one’s identity.
In this week’s AREC Resource Highlight, a 30-minute documentary by San Francisco State professor Vivian Chávez introduces a new framework for navigating difference in culture. Watch Cultural Humility: People, Principles and Practices to gain a better understanding of how to engage in lifelong learning, recognize and change power imbalances, and develop institutional accountability.
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