CULTURAL COMPETENCE: PREPARING FUTURE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FOR PRACTICE IN MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Aušra Stepanovienė

Abstract


Evolving processes of globalization, liberalization and integration and their induced changes pose new challenges to learning/teaching of foreign languages and cultural competence development. Law enforcement officers frequently face difficulties perceiving and interpreting actions and behaviour of citizens from other cultures. It may have the negative impact on law enforcement officers’ communication and prevent them from efficient performing of their duties, which include safety of the community. Therefore, while preparing future law enforcement officers it is of crucial importance to develop their cultural competence. The article covers law enforcers’ attitude towards the cultural aspect of professional foreign language learning/teaching, its significance and development possibilities in studies of law enforcement at Mykolas Romeris University, Public Security Academy

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future law enforcement officers; culture; cultural competence

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