The craft of cross-cultural engagement

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Abstract

How might Extension professionals become proficient in engaging communities with knowledge that does not correspond to our own scientific understandings? Cross-cultural engagement (CCE) requires a commitment toward building trust as a foundation for greater relationship and asks us to think within other worldviews in order to understand divergent knowledge. This is quite different from learning about other worldviews from a familiar or scientific perspective. CCE brings diversity of perspective and with it new possibilities for innovation at land-grant universities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6FEA1
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume43
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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