Infusing Dispute Resolution Teaching and Training with Culture and Diversity
87 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2017
Date Written: February 7, 2017
Culture and conflict are inextricably bound. With globalization and multiculturalism, dispute resolution teachers and trainers must be culturally competent, understand value orientations, power distance and how to communicate across cultures to train dispute resolution specialists in assisting parties to settle disputes. This paper looks at the historical roots of dispute resolution, its introduction into North America, and the development of scholarship. It reviews the complexity of culture or worldview, neuroscience, and andragogy to make the argument that dispute resolution teaching should be infused with culture and diversity.
Keywords: dispute resolution, culture, worldview, diversity, cross-cultural communication, teaching, training, andragogy
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