Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures, and Opportunities

ISBN: 9780130803382
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 1999-09-23
Number of pages: 233
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For undergraduate courses in Success/Orientation, Race and Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (Business Management), Interpersonal Human Relations, and Allied Health/Human Services; also for teacher-training education courses, and staff/professional development workshops. This empowering study on human diversity helps students develop the ability to understand, respect, and value diversity--i.e., raise their "diversity consciousness"--and demonstrates how opening one's mind to the views of other peoples and cultures is central for a quality education and successful career. Personalizing the learning experience by weaving a wide variety of real-life student experiences and perspectives throughout the book, it discusses topics in a style that promotes self-reflection and dialogue, and uses an approach to diversity that is balanced, comprehensive, well-integrated, and relevant to students' goals in life.Complete with self-reflective journal questions and interactive exercises, it offers thorough and current discussions on diversity and workplace issues--what they are, their significance, and their relevance to the reader; discusses concepts such as teamwork, conflict management, leadership, racism, prejudice, and communication in a clear and concise fashion; and zeroes in on the relationship between an employee's success in the workplace and his/her ability to develop flexibility in their thinking so that he/she can positively and effectively deal with a variety of diversity issues.

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