The author reflects on how his professional journey from Singapore-as an international student, then as an international educator and an intercultural higher education administrator-has necessarily involved multidisciplinary explorations in the theory and practice frameworks of multicultural counseling, multicultural education, intercultural education, and international education. Goh describes how Josef A. Mestenhauser’s principles sustained inquiry and practice as he navigated several disciplines in a science-practice pursuit of intercultural competence. Also addressed is how this interdisciplinary body of work on intercultural competence intersects and contributes to diversity, equity, and inclusion discourse. Embedded in this journey is Mestenhauser’s view of international education as complex, multidimensional, interdisciplinary, intercultural, and global.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Mestenhauser and the Possibilities of International Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Illuminating Pathways for Inquiry and Future Practice|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
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© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Anne M. D’Angelo, Mary Katherine O’Brien, and Gayla Marty.