Learning resources – National Center of Cultural Competence
Basic concepts and founding texts
This is a selection of articles and book chapters that continue to inform and shape the discourse on cultural competence at the national and international levels. This organized resource group will be updated as we come across new ideas and publications.
- Cultural competence and the higher education sector: Australian perspectives, policies and practices
by Frawley, J., Russell, G. & Sherwood J., (Eds.), (2020). Singapore: Springer Open
- An Australian Indigenous Cultural Competence Course: Talking About Culture, Race and Power
by Fredericks, F. and Bargallie, D. (2020) in Cultural competence and the higher education sector: Australian perspectives, policies and practices by J. Crawley, G. Russell and J. Sherwood (eds.), (2020). Singapore: Springer
- Thinking as a way of being: principles of anchoring cultural competence
by Russell, G. (2020) In Frawley et al. (eds). in J Frawley, J Sherwood and G Russell (eds). ‘Cultural competence in higher education: perspectives, policies and practices â, Singapore: Springer
- Gari Yala (Speak the Truth): Focusing the work experiences of Aboriginal Australians and / or Torres Strait Islanders
Diversity Council Australia and Jumbunna Institute research project in Sydney, (2020). Brown, C., D’Almada-Remedios, R., Gilbert, J. O’Leary, J. and Young, N.
- Fragility of whites: why it is so difficult for whites to talk about race
by DiAngelo, R. (2018). Beacon Press, Boston
- How We Do Business: Setting the Cultural Competence Agenda at the University of Sydney (Chapter 9) by Sherwood, J. & Russell-Mundine, G. (2017) in Indigenous Pathways, Transitions and Participation in Higher Education: From Policy to Practice (Eds. Frawley, J., Larkin, S., & Smith, JA).
- REM: A collaborative framework for strengthening Indigenous cultural competencies by Power, T. et al. (2015) in Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol 27, Issue 5, pp. 439 – 446
- Cultural Competence – Transforming Policies, Services, Programs and Practices (Chapter 12) by Walker, R., Schultz, C., & Sonn, C. (2014) in Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (eds Dudgeon, P., Milroy, H. & Walker, R .).
- Working Together: Principles and Practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Well-Being Editors: Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker Foreword by Tom Calma (2014).
- Colonization – It’s Unhealthy: The Indigenous Health Context by Sherwood, J. (2013) in Contemporary Nurse, 46: 1, 28-40, DOI: 10.5172 / conu.2013.46.1.28
- Is everyone really equal? An introduction to key concepts in social justice education by Sensoy, O. & DiAngelo, R. (2012)
- Psychology and Indigenous Australians: Foundations of Cultural Competence by Ranzijn, R., McConnochie, K., & Nolan, W. (2009). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
- What does Australia need to do for cultural competence to flourish? by Tom Calma (2006).
- Towards a culturally competent health care system by Terry L. Cross, Barbara J. Bazron, Karl W. Dennis, Mareasa R. Isaacs (1989)
This is a selection of frameworks that have been developed to incorporate cultural competencies into higher education and health care.
Some useful selections:
– Role of universities as agents of change (p. 17-21)
– What is cultural competence? (pages 37-45)
– What is Aboriginal cultural competence? (page 48)
– Models of cultural competence (p. 49-65)
– Examples of good practices in: teaching and learning (p. 115-118); governance (pages 111-113); research (pages 120-122); Human Resource Management. (pages 123-130); external engagement (p. 132-137)
– Develop a cultural competence engagement model at the university level (p. 232-268)