Adu-Febiri, Francis
June 2006
Review of Human Factor Studies;Jun2006, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
Contrary to conventional interpretation of the relationship between globalization and cultural diversity, this paper argues that it is not globalization but rather the quality of human factor competency that would determine the destiny of cultural diversity. Economic globalism destroys cultural diversity only in situations where human factor competency is very low or lacking. With high human factor competency globalization will produce economic integration as well as true multiculturalism--integration of cultures around the world that globalization interconnects--required for sustainable development in the global village. Policies, programs and projects that seek to foster cultural diversity would achieve their objective when they are pursued in the framework of human factor competency development. Inclusive, holistic curriculum and pedagogy in academia would go a long way in helping to develop the human factor competency needed to foster productive cultural integration to generate sustainable globalization.


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