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

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

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For courses in Success/Orientation, Race and Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (Business Management), Interpersonal Human Relations, Sociology, 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--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 integrating a variety of real-life student experiences and perspectives, it discusses topics in a style that promotes self-reflection and dialogue that is inclusive and not condescending. Complete with self-reflective journal questions, case studies, and interactive exercises, it discusses diversity and workplace issues--such as teamwork, conflict management, leadership, racism, prejudice, and communication; and zeroes in on the relationship between an employee's success and his/her ability to develop flexible thinking to positively and effectively deal with a variety of diversity issues.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013049111X
  • 9780130491114

Table of contents

1. Diversity--An Overview. 2. Diversity Consciousness and Success. 3. Personal and Social Barriers to Success. 4. Developing Diversity Consciousness. 5. Communicating in a Diverse World. 6. Teamwork. 7. Conclusion. Diversity Links. Bibliography. Suggested Readings. Index.show more

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"Although well researched and emprically grounded, Diversity Consciousness is not targeted towards academicians; rather, it is student-oriented...Bucher's case studies, an addition from the first edition, are a pedagogical gold mine."--- Teaching Sociology, Matthew Oware, DePauw University "A wealth of scenarios, exercises, and practical information in the book illustrates the importance of diversity in achieving equity, intercultural understanding and cooperative success." -- Teaching Tolerance magazine "Diversity Consciousness is clearly well researched. Rich Bucher has written it in a thoughtful manner so the reader can not only grasp the range and depth of a wide range of diversity concepts, but can also apply critical skills to address diversity issues we experience in everyday life." -- Gary Izumo, educator and author "College students must know and understand diversity in order to value it and to develop a diversity consciousness which allows them to negotiate their way through personal, college, and workplace communities. I believe students will respond well to this text book overall ...they will especially appreciate the students' voices represented in the text." -- Kathleen C. York, Community College of Denver "Richard Bucher's work makes a major contribution to a clearer understanding of how and why diversity is crucial to the basic prosperity and future survival of our country." -- Franklin D. Raines, Chairman and CEO of Fannie Maeshow more

About Bucher

Dr. Richard Bucher is a Professor of Sociology at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). He has been nationally recognized for his teaching excellence and teaches a variety of courses, including Introductory Sociology, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, and Race and Ethnic Relations. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education honored him as the 2000 Maryland Professor of the Year. The National Institute far Staff and Organization Development also honored him for teaching excellence. He served as the first Director of BCCC's Institute for Intercultural Understanding (IIU). Under his leadership, the IIU gained national recognition as an innovative diversity education program. Dr. Bucher received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Howard University, with a concentration in race and ethnic relations. We encourage you to visit his website at http://www.diversityconsciousness.comshow more

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