This essay explores the experiences of a young female faculty member who transitions from being a K-12 classroom teacher to a teacher educator in an undergraduate program at a Christian university. She is initially apprehensive about teaching the diversity course due to fears regarding the sensitivity of the subject matter, personal competency, and classroom dynamics. However, she soon comes to embrace the opportunity she has to help build students’ intercultural competence. The essay includes practical activities and strategies that professors can use in their courses to help students grow in their intercultural competence skills. This essay is based on a presentation given at the 2016 Teaching Professor Conference in Washington, D.C
"Encourage, Enlighten, Engage: Using the Three E’s to Build Students’ Intercultural Competence,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol12/iss1/6