Cultural Competence in Children Development

Nowadays, the issue of a tolerant attitude towards people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds has become especially urgent. The problem of not understanding someone else’s culture can be especially attributed to the educational environment. The common culture of communication is incorrect, since there is no complete acceptance of the importance of the fact that the society is diverse, and people come from various backgrounds.

Cultural competence implies tolerance towards other beliefs, dissent, views, behavior, criticism, positions, and actions. It is a concept that includes the ability to interact with people who are different (Henderson et al., 2018). People who work with children are faced with the question of how to ensure the formation of tolerant qualities of the child’s personality in the process of multicultural education.

Development learning in most cases occurs through the transfer of knowledge from adults to children. At the same time, not all adults themselves possess full-fledged cultural competence (Barnes & Brownell, 2017). Therefore, cultural competences training developed by psychologists should be taught individually for adults before starting work with children. Additionally, the concept of inclusivity is important in the form of the process of accepting different children in all processes (Onyebuchi, 2018). Inclusivity implies teaching adults about the importance of the concept of social adaptation for the development of children.

In conclusion, the educational process creates the setting for cultural, interpersonal, interethnic, formal, and informal communication. Children need to feel like they are a part of society, and this feeling is in part influenced by adults. In the modern socio-cultural climate, the places of development of children should become a location where favorable conditions for acceptance and communication are created.


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