Cultural Humility In Multicultural Educational Context

Andrei Marian

In recent years, the multicultural training had to cope with challenges brought by increasing diversity of the population and to aim effects consistent with these imperatives. The traditional concept of multicultural competence began to stop responding to all training needs, and alternatively, cultural humility was proposed as a better cultural objective suited to the current formative contexts. This paper intends to analyze the concept of cultural humility, defined as a lifelong commitment to self-evaluation and self-critique, and seen as a desirable effect of multicultural training, by contrast with other related concepts. Moreover, we want to emphasize dimensions of cultural humility and to highlight intellectual humility, as a component of cultural humility.

cultural humility, cultural competence, diversity, formative

ANDREI MARIAN – Lecturer PhD, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, E-mail:

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