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The purpose of this resource is to:highlight the importance of intercultural competence for educators; andprovide some strategies that could be used to develop this skill.Why is intercultural competence important for educators?The educational setting is increasingly becoming very diverse.oThis diversity can encompass cultural factors such as ethnicity, gender, language, ability andspecial needs (Groundwater-Smith, Ewing & Le Cornu 2011).oChildren/young people may sometimes be treated differently because of how educatorsperceive these differences.It is important that pre-service educators confront their own prejudices from the start so that theyunderstand the perceptions and beliefs that underpin their decision-making.Learning, educational settings and education are constructed differently by different cultural groupsin the community (Groundwater-Smith, Ewing & Le Cornu 2011).oUnderstanding these differences will enable the pre- service educators to create and

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