Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity



Flowchart I created to illustrate the different stages that learners must go through when developing intercultural sensitivity. This is my interpretation of Bennett’s model with additional information from Skelton’s findings.



Bennett, M. J. (1993). Towards ethnorelativism: A developmental model of intercultural sensitivity. In R. M. Page (Ed.), Education for the intercultural experience. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press.

Skelton, M. (2007). International-mindedness and the brain: The difficulties of becoming. In M. Hayden, J. Levy, & J. Thompson (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education (pp. 3979-390). doi:10.4135/9781848607866


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