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Friday, March 8 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Student Intercultural Sensitivity: Taking Mission to Effective Practice

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The development of student intercultural sensitivity is a central theme, implied throughout many international school mission and belief statements. However, identifying what actually influence its development within the milieu of an international school is uncertain. Evidenced by the growth of international schools around the world, parents clearly value an education that fosters the development of the intercultural skills, knowledge, attitudes and capabilities necessary for student participation in an inclusive global society.

This presentation shares student, teacher and parent views from a case study of the factors influencing the development of student intercultural sensitivity at an international school in China. It will describe:
  • How the different stakeholders at an international school define student intercultural sensitivity
  • Stakeholder views of ways student intercultural sensitivity is developed at an international school including both institutional and individual factors.
When it comes to the development of an intercultural mindset, if school leaders understand stakeholder views, it has the potential to guide and influence effective practices in schools that increases student intercultural sensitivity.

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Michael Hibbeln

Elementary School Principal, Shanghai American School

Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm +07