Cultural Competence: What it is, Why it’s important, and How to Develop it
Leaders in the present and the future must learn to increase their cultural sensitivity. This book provides readers with information that can help them open their minds, listen to understand, and accept that other people learn, work, and think differently. Written by Dr. Theoria Cason, the book Cultural Competence: What it is, Why it’s important, and How to Develop it aims to support those who are looking to develop their cultural competence, and sense of inclusivity whether at work, at home, or in a friend group. Readers will get a firsthand account of what cultural competence means, how to become culturally competent, and how to understand their cultural identity while learning about the cultures of others in a non-judgmental way.
Throughout the book, each chapter allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of cultural competence and an in-depth understanding of the Dr. Cason’s perspective. The she sheds light on the importance of cultural competence in medicine and education, as well as the ways in which we may be failing in our efforts to ensure that these disciplines are culturally competent. I applaud her insights and natural intellect in developing this positive framework that will invariably help its readers.
– Keethia G.