Global competence is at the forefront of success in a multicultural environment. Whether at home or beyond, the world of the 21st century demands that we understand and act appropriately on issues of global importance. According to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), which is partly responsible for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a partner in the development of the “Global Competence Matrices,” 2011,* it is essential that students build the capacity for understanding the issues of global significance by “investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas and taking action.”
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I am in an inclusion setting and continuously work to educate classroom teachers on all the implications of the ethnicity/country of origin of their ELLs. This is a fantastic ‘one stop’ resource!N. S., Director, Sarasota, FL
Cultural Portraits, a research-based reference and teaching tool, meets and exceeds these expectations as it presents both overt and hidden aspects of culture that often create difficulties and misunderstandings among citizens of the world. It is an easy to use, easy to read, instant access reference and source of information. It encourages the reader to sharpen cultural skills in understanding interpersonal and intercultural relationships. It empowers the reader with the skills needed to succeed in a multicultural workplace by turning challenges in opportunities.
*The “Global Competence Matrices,” 2011, were created as part of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ EdSteps Project in partnership with the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning.