An informative module which helps readers both understand cultural awareness and know how being culturally aware can benefit them. It brings in a practical angle with a focus on how being a global citizen can make a difference in settings both large and small. Keys to Success: Cultural Awareness and Global Citizenship defines cultural awareness comprehensively, including information about the four levels of development and the advantages of being culturally aware. Then it takes cultural awareness into the realm of action with a discussion of cultural competence, which involves adjusting behavior in ways that enhance relationships and communication. It continues the focus on practical action with an overview of what it means to be a global citizen, helping readers understand their place in the global community and their potential to make a difference. The final section presents ways that readers can take action as global citizens, including environmental stewardship and communicating effectively across the globe.
Carol Carter is a national and international student success author and speaker. She is a co-author of the Keys to Success series of student success and study skills textbooks, used by more than 200,000 freshmen each year throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and China. Carol is also president of LifeBound, a student success and transition company which she founded ten years ago. Both with LifeBound and with the Keys to Success series, Carol's goal is to prepare students for success in college and in the workplace. Sarah Lyman Kravits has worked as a co-author on the Keys to Success series of textbooks for over fifteen years. A few years after graduating from the University of Virginia as a Jefferson Scholar, she worked as program director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. This work led her into co-authoring her first student success text and the realization that she was driven to empower students to reach their goals. She continues to work on the Keys to Success series in pursuit of her goal to support college students in their quest for learning.
Learning Objectives for Keys to Success: Cultural Awareness and Global Citizenship: What is cultural awareness? How can I build cultural competence? What is global citizenship? How can I take action as a global citizen?
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