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

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 233 pages
  • 178.31 x 233.43 x 11.43mm | 367.41g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 0130803383
  • 9780130803382

About Richard D Bucher

DR. RICHARD BUCHER is a Professor of Sociology at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). He teaches a variety of courses, including Introductory Sociology, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, and Race and Ethnic Relations. Recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organization Development honored him for teaching excellence. From 1991 to 1996, 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.show more

Table of contents

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

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