The Intercultural Development Research Institute is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to a constructivist definition of the field of intercultural communication and to support continuing and new research in intercultural development.
Through this website we intend to promote, collect and disseminate publications in this field and to alert visitors to upcoming activities sponsored by IDRInstitute and courses offered by IDRAcademy.
Four courses within constructivist intercultural communication are given in Milan this Autumn. They can all be enrolled as part of the Intercultural Development Diploma. Check out the calender and the course descriptions !
Bennett, M. (2013) Basic concepts of intercultural communication: Paradigms, principles, & practices. Boston: Intercultural Press. (Also published in Chinese as Constructing intercultural communication and its practices. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2012) [download outline] (pdf)
Bennett, M. (2013) Extended encyclopedia entries: “ethnocentrism/xenophoia”; “stereotypes/genereralizations”; “constructivism” in C. Cortés (Ed), Multicultural America: A multimedia encyclopedia. New York: Sage (pdf)
Castiglioni, I. (2013) Constructing intercultural competence in Italian social service and healthcare organizations: Pedagogical design, effectiveness research, and alternative visions for promoting ethnorelativism. Jyväskylä Studies in Humanities 213. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä Press.[download summary] (pdf)