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IDR Institute

Institute Goals

The goals of the Intercultural Developmental Research Institute are:

To contribute to a constructivist definition of the field of intercultural communication and to support continuing and new research in intercultural development

  • Sponsoring meetings with researchers, theoreticians, and practitioners in the field of intercultural relations and related fields
  • Supporting research on developmental theoretical models, their application to training and coaching, and the evaluation of the success of these models
  • Administering grant-funded research projects
  • Acting as contractors to governmental and non-governmental agencies, corporations, and universities for research in the development of intercultural competence

To disseminate the results of research to other professionals in the field of intercultural relations

  • Sponsoring meetings with researchers, theoreticians, and practitioners in the field of intercultural relations and related fields
  • Posting original papers and other materials on-line
  • Maintaining an informational website

To educate the public on intercultural issues and the results of research in intercultural development

  • Using the results of intercultural development research to promote the idea of intercultural relations in national and international public discourse
  • Using the results of intercultural research to foster development in intercultural competence for ethical global leadership
  • Connecting with educational institutions regarding topics of intercultural development, developmental interventions, and intercultural learning in multicultural and international education

To provide researchers, educators, and trainers with constructivist-based strategies and techniques for designing, delivering, and assessing developmental intercultural programs

  • conducting seminars in the constructivist theoretical foundations of developmental training
  • conducting seminars in constructivist research methdology for intercultural assesment and program evaluation
  • conducting workshops in strategies and techniques for designing and delivering intercultural training

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