9780130491114

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130491114

  • ISBN 10:

    013049111X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This empowering study on human diversity helps readers 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 achieving one's life goals.KEY TOPICS 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. A useful guide to raising diversity consciousness.

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