Bennett Model of Cultural Competence

There are many developmental models of cultural competence in the field. One commonly referenced model is the Bennett model, which was developed by Milton Bennett and consists of a continuum of six stages moving from “ethnocentrism” to “ethnorelativism.” This model, as is the case with most models, is valuable in that it provides a springboard for discussion.


Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director, Association of Children's Museums explains the Bennett Model:

 


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