Can Cross-Cultural Engagement Improve the Land-Grant University?
Cultural diversity goes beyond political correctness, cutting to the core academic mission of constructing knowledge. Cooperative Extension faculty who develop intercultural competence can be leaders in bringing diverse forms of knowledge to land-grant universities. Engaging people with knowledge that does not correspond to scientific models or worldviews challenges scientific professionals to identify what they take for granted. Examples show how cross-cultural engagement can improve classroom teaching and research.
Hassel, C. A. (2007). Can Cross-Cultural Engagement Improve the Land-Grant University?. The Journal of Extension, 45(5), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss5/9