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Encountering cultural differences in the classroom, in the workplace, in the church, and in the public square is an everyday part of contemporary life. The chances that we will live our lives interacting only with those who share our cultural identity and ways of thinking are shrinking. Understanding culture and how cultural difference affects how we understand one another ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published June 1st 2016 by Calvin College Press
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Alexis
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really great short book. My favorite part was chapter 3, looking at the story of the woman at the well through a cultural lens. As many times as I have read that story and heard it preached about, this book gave me a completely new perspective! I had never considered before that the woman in this story might not have had the choice to have so many husbands. Smith and Dykstra-Pruim write,

"My Afghan woman friends immediately saw the woman's shame. No woman in Afghanistan can arrange her own marri
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Monty C. Wright
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a great place to start your journey of understanding cultural differences and how to best embrace and navigate the world of cultural competency. It’s a small and fast read that will set you up for more...
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I started out as a secondary school foreign language teacher in England. I quickly became intrigued by the ways in which implicit beliefs and values shaped the materials and ways of teaching that I experienced in classrooms. That theme has become my career-long research project. Most of my books have something to do with how faith gets expressed in classrooms. I now direct a research institute foc ...more

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