Worlds Apart and Lives Together: Developing Cultural Attunement

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This article describes the principles of what the author refers to as cultural attunement. These principles arise from the author's own experience of working across differences with ethnic and cultural diversity. The context for the discussion is a post secondary institution which prepares students to work in the field of Child and Youth Care; however, the ideas are also applicable to other contexts. Front line practitioners, administrators, and program developers will also understand the relevance of cultural attunement for their own professional roles and particular work environments.

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Hoskins, M.L. Worlds Apart and Lives Together: Developing Cultural Attunement. Child & Youth Care Forum 28, 73–85 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021937105025

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Keywords

  • Social Psychology
  • Work Environment
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Program Developer
  • Front Line