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Culturally sensitive mediation: the importance of culture in mediation accreditation

Law, Siew Fang (2009) Culturally sensitive mediation: the importance of culture in mediation accreditation. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 20 (3). pp. 162-171. ISSN 1441-7847

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Abstract

Culture is particularly relevant to mediation practice because it shapes the way people view conflict and how they deal with disputes within the justice system. This article explores the implications of culture for mediation practice, training and standard setting in the Australian context. The recent inclusion of cultural sensitivity in the Practice Standards for the new National Mediation Accreditation System raises a number of interesting issues of development. The article draws from the feedback and recommendations gathered by the International Mediation Institute as a guide to implement the National Mediation Accreditation System. The author also explores ways to develop relevant and suitable cross-cultural mediation training.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19521. inter-cultural, multiculturalism, mediators, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
SEO Classification > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 05:30
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 01:11
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8517
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