Building Cultural Competence explores ideas around culture, giving easy to understand descriptions of the basis of cultural differences. It explores ideas around different cultural views of ‘what is good and bad’ and ‘what is right and wrong’ which drive how we think we should behave in different situations. It looks at how we can improve our understanding when interacting or working with people from a culture different to our own, by increasing our self-awareness and having an open and curious mind.
About the Author
Sandy Leong is a qualified teacher with a long career as an educator and developer of people. She has travelled extensively always looking to expand her knowledge of how people in places other than the UK understand the world. She is involved in various educational projects, leading a European team to develop teaching materials on inter-cultural communication; researching and writing materials on the impact on older people of living longer and working longer; and is involved in various projects on equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout the UK. She writes on personal development topics