Teaching Multicultural Leadership Using a Social Constructionist Approach

Multicultural leadership education may be enhanced through the use of social construction literature as a theoretical frame. Here, I present a brief overview of social construction theory and demonstrate how its tenets overlap with the goal of encouragingstudents’ intercultural competence. I then provide two classroom activities that illustrate how I have used social construction to explain and examine interaction across diverse groups, as wellas student feedback regarding the activities’ efficacy.