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Cross-Cultural Learning and Intercultural Competence

Cross-Cultural Learning and Intercultural Competence
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Author(s): Pi-Chi Han (University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 15
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Victor X. Wang (California State University - Long Beach, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-906-0.ch018

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Abstract

Globalization has increased the need to understand the nature of work-related adult learning and development across national boundaries. It is driving the demand for the workforce that possesses knowledge of other countries and cultures and affecting those who are responsible for developing international learning activities. The author of this chapter calls for adult education and Human Resource Development (HRD) professionals to learn how to apply adult learning theories in cross-cultural learning to help individuals with different cultural backgrounds. This would help these professionals acquire intercultural competence and become successful in international assignments.

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