Cultural Humility: My Journey from Personal Experience to Classroom Teaching

  • Inez Rivera SUNY Rockland Community College
Keywords: cultural humility, curiosity, stereotypes, self-reflection, teaching


This paper begins with my cultural journey as a Puerto Rican woman and the experiences I sought in learning from others about their cultural perspectives. Now, as an educator, I discuss and illustrate my efforts to teach social work students the skills of applying cultural humility principles to their practice with clients and the value of curiosity and self-reflection.

Cultural Humility in Education and Practice