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NJ World Class Standards
Content Area: 21st-Century Life and Careers
9.1 21st-Century Life & Career Skills
Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.1 21st-Century Life & Career Skills All students will demonstrate the creative, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to function successfully as both global citizens and workers in diverse ethnic and organizational cultures.
Strand D. Cross-Cultural Understanding and Interpersonal Communication
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
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Effective communication skills convey intended meaning to others and assist in preventing misunderstandings.
9.1.4.D.1 Use effective oral and written communication in face-to-face and online interactions and when presenting to an audience.                                                                                                              
9.1.4.D.2 Express needs, wants, and feelings appropriately in various situations.                                                                                                              
Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.
9.1.4.D.3 Demonstrate an awareness of one’s own culture and other cultures during interactions within and outside of the classroom.                                                                                                              
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Effective communication skills convey intended meaning to others and assist in preventing misunderstandings.
9.1.8.D.1 Employ appropriate conflict resolution strategies.                                                                                                              
9.1.8.D.2 Demonstrate the ability to understand inferences.                                                                                                              
Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.
9.1.8.D.3 Use effective communication skills in face-to-face and online interactions with peers and adults from home and from diverse cultures.                                                                                                              
9.1.8.D.4 Compare and contrast nuances in verbal and nonverbal communication in different cultures that may result in misinterpretation and misunderstanding.                                                                                                              
9.1.8.D.5 Justify the need for greater cross-cultural understanding due to globalization.                                                                                                              
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Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.
9.1.12.D.1 Interpret spoken and written communication within the appropriate cultural context.                                                                                                              
9.1.12.D.2 Determine the immediate and long-term effects of cross-cultural misconceptions or misunderstandings resulting from past or current international issues or events.                                                                                                              
9.1.12.D.3 Explain why the ability to communicate in another language in an appropriate cultural context is a valuable 21st-century skill.