Communication and Interculturality in Higher Education: Unveiling Contextual Barriers
Given the high degree of immigration in the current world, institutions of higher learning are increasingly hosting people of various different cultures and nationalities as employees and students. It has thus become important for universities to invest in their human capital by equipping employees and students with the necessary skills to meet the demands of their institutional diversity in a bid to become culturally flexible in the current multicultural context of higher education across the world.
This book is an academic adventure that addresses issues of communication and interculturality in higher education. It provides rigorous details and several contexts through which to understand intercultural communication in higher institutions. The book unpacks a number of barriers with contextual references central to understanding contexts in which intercultural encounters take place in higher institutions. It shows how institutions of higher learning can be a great vehicle for building intercultural awareness and competence, and provides robust discussions of culture and the possible barriers that could affect intercultural relationships in higher institutions.
Sam Erevbenagie Usadolo, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. His research focuses on organisational behaviour and communication, health communication, intercultural communication, linguistic human rights, development communication, language, and media, and he has published his work in a number of academic journals and books. He is a member of the South African Communication Association (SACOMM), the Athens Institute for Education and Research, and the Communication for Development (C4D) Network, Brisbane Chapter.
Kunle Oparinde is interdisciplinary academic affiliated with the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. He has published 20 journal articles and various book chapters, and is the co-editor of the book COVID19: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Impacts on Higher Education. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Inter/Multidisciplinary Studies.
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