Many ideas about competency date back to the early twentieth century when the technologies of ability and achievement testing were first developed. But are the skills measured by these tests adequate in and relevant to today's world? What does it mean for a worker, a student, or a parent to be competent in cultures around the world?
In Culture and Competence: Contexts of Life Success, Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko bring together a group of leading scholars to discuss how competency is defined in cultures around the world. Moving beyond traditional blanket expectations of Western culture, the authors explore the existence and various forms of "core competencies," discuss how competencies can be identified and studied across cultures, and explain how integral it will be to understand varying definitions of competence as globalization increases and societies become more complex.
This volume will be an invaluable resource for graduate students new to the fields of intelligence and of cultural psychology while also appealing to cognitive, developmental, cultural, and educational psychologists as well as anthropologists and educators at all levels.