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This free resource is meant to be used as a worksheet for individual reflection that applies the metaphor of a pendulum to the Intercultural Development Continuum for a more robust and realistic sense of one's intercultural competence, the outside forces/events/environmental factors that pull one towards a focus on similarity and difference (magnets), and the strategies and behaviors one can employ to stay balanced (anchors). See the publication for further details and a narrative illustration of the model:
Acheson, K., & Schneider-Bean, S. (2019). Representing the Intercultural Development Continuum as a pendulum: Addressing the lived experiences of intercultural competence development and maintenance. European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 5(1), 42-61.
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Updated May, 2020