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Cultural Competence and the Higher Education Sector

Australian Perspectives, Policies and Practice

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  • Promotes a national and international dialogue on the role of the higher education sector in creating cultural competence

  • Shares experiences, current research and emerging evidence concerning cultural competence models and approaches

  • Explores innovative approaches to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into the development of cultural competence in the higher education sector

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Cultural Competence and the Higher Education Sector: A Journey in the Academy

      • Jack Frawley, Gabrielle Russell, Juanita Sherwood
      Pages 3-11Open Access
  3. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. The “Culture” in Cultural Competence

      • Michael Davis
      Pages 15-29Open Access
    3. Locating Human Rights in the Cultural Competence Context

      • Michael Johnston
      Pages 43-57Open Access
    4. Beliefs, Events and Values Inventory Assessment of Global Identity: Implications and Applications for International, Cross-Cultural and Transformative Learning

      • Felix Wang, Kathleen Pait, Kris Acheson, Lee Sternberger, Renee Staton, Craig N. Shealy
      Pages 83-113Open Access
  4. Policy and Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Indigenist Leadership in Academia: Towards an Aspirational Model of Mindful Servant Leadership

      • Kerrie E. Doyle, Catherine Hungerford, Chris Pitt, Paul Saunders, Kyar Wilkey
      Pages 137-157Open Access
  5. Practice and Programs

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-214
    2. The Sydney Language on Our Campuses and in Our Curriculum

      • Rosanne Quinnell, Jakelin Troy, Matthew Poll
      Pages 215-232Open Access
    3. Students and Academics Working in Partnership to Embed Cultural Competence as a Graduate Quality

      • Amani Bell, Stephanie Barahona, Gulnaz Beg, Susan Coulson, Roman Eymont, Jodie Hartman et al.
      Pages 233-254Open Access
    4. Embedding Cultural Competence in Science Curricula

      • Rebecca Cross, Elisa Bone, Peter Ampt, Tina Bell, Rosanne Quinnell, Jaime Gongora
      Pages 255-275Open Access
    5. Embedding Cultural Competence in Faculty: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of an Applied Indigenous Proficiency Workshop

      • Kerrie E. Doyle, Lauren Zarb, Kyar Wilkey, Kayla Sale, Chris Pitt, Dein Vindigni
      Pages 277-293Open Access

About this book

This open access book explores cultural competence in the higher education sector from multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives. It addresses cultural competence in terms of leadership and the role of the higher education sector in cultural competence policy and practice. Drawing on lessons learned, current research and emerging evidence, the book examines various innovative approaches and strategies that incorporate Indigenous knowledge and practices into the development and implementation of cultural competence, and considers the most effective approaches for supporting cultural competence in the higher education sector. This book will appeal to researchers, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners and general readers interested in cultural competence policy and practice.

Keywords

  • open access
  • Indigenous higher education
  • student equity
  • student transition
  • higher education policy
  • Indigenous research
  • community engagement
  • cultural competency policy and practices
  • developing cultural competency in higher education
  • implementing cultural competency in higher education
  • culturally competent leadership
  • culturally responsive pedagogy
  • diversity, social justice, equity and inclusion
  • culturally competent service learning
  • ethnicity in education

Editors and Affiliations

  • National Centre for Cultural Competence, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Jack Frawley, Gabrielle Russell

  • Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Juanita Sherwood

About the editors

Dr Jack Frawley is an Academic Leader at the University of Sydney's National Centre for Cultural Competence. Jack has held several senior academic positions at the Australian Catholic University, Charles Darwin University and the University of Sydney and is an Adjunct at the Bachelor Institute. His research and published work focus on social inclusion, especially in the area of leadership studies, program evaluation, teacher education, and minority education. He has worked extensively in Aboriginal Australia as well as the South Pacific and Southeast Asia

Dr Gabrielle Russell is the Acting Director of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at the The University of Sydney. She has gained experience working in diverse non-government organisations, politics, business, church organisations and higher education. She is particularly interested in how to develop cultural competence from a non-Indigenous perspective and, in particular, how to facilitate a deeper understanding of transformative ways to learn and work together. Gabrielle’s teaching and research interests include race and racism, critical pedagogies, service learning and cultural competence.

Professor Juanita Sherwood is a registered nurse, teacher, lecturer, researcher and manager and has some thirty years of experience in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and education. Through her lived experience, personal study and working history, Juanita has developed a strong cultural framework, which enables her to effectively present her knowledge in the context of education, history, culture, health and social justice. Her research focuses on Indigenous health, education, and social justice, Indigenous pedagogy, Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous ethics and, perhaps more importantly, cultural competence.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cultural Competence and the Higher Education Sector

  • Book Subtitle: Australian Perspectives, Policies and Practice

  • Editors: Jack Frawley, Gabrielle Russell, Juanita Sherwood

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5362-2

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-5361-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-5364-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-5362-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 363

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Higher Education, Educational Policy and Politics, Sociology of Education

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)