Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures, and Opportunities (4e) : 9780321919069

Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures, and Opportunities (4e)

Bucher, Richard
 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780321919069
ISBN 10
 
0321919068
Published
 
10/01/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
288
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$82.99
 
 
Title type
 
$57.99
 
 
Description

For courses in Success/Orientation, Diversity (ie. Managing Diversity), Race and Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, Multiculturalism and Inclusion (ie. leadership, group dynamics, teaching, social media/networking), Education, Nursing, Human Relations, Communications, Hospitality, Social Work/Family Therapy/Human Services, EMS and Fire Science, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Justice/Equity; also for teacher-training education courses, and staff/professional development workshops.

 

This work on human diversity integrates personal and organizational perspectives, research, and theories while discussing teamwork, communication, leadership, conflict, social networking, and other issues in the workplace, at school, and in the community. 

 

Diversity Consciousness empowers students by helping them develop a "mind-set" which will enable them to be more successful in the 21st century. .

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Diversity: An Overview
  • Chapter 2: Diversity Consciousness and Success
  • Chapter 3: Personal and Social Barriers to Success
  • Chapter 4: Developing Diversity Consciousness
  • Chapter 5: Communicating in a Diverse World
  • Chapter 6: Social Networking
  • Chapter 7: Teamwork
  • Chapter 8: Leadership
  • Chapter 9: Preparing for the Future
  • Bibliography.
  • Index.
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Personal and Professional Relevance

· NEW! Broad and inclusive definition and analysis of diversity. Goes far beyond race, gender, and ethnicity.

· NEW! New examples and stories shared in "Another Perspective" feature. Brief profiles, personal experiences, and relatable moments that connect students to new and different ways of understanding other perspectives.

· NEW! Chapter 6 Social Networking, including the following Learning Outcomes:

· Define social networking.

· Compare online and face-to-face networking.

· Explain the significance of the social context of networking.

· Discuss changing dynamics in society that have altered the nature of social networking.

· Elaborate on the role of diversity consciousness (awareness, understanding, skills) in online social networking.

· Give examples of methods for expanding the diversity of online social networks.

· Enumerate key diversity issues in online social networking.

· Explain and give examples of the benefits of diverse social networks.

· Define and give examples of the digital divide.

· Discuss various benefits of diverse social networks.

· REVISED and UPDATED! Chapter 9 Preparing for the Future, focuses:

· Inclusion and its relationship to diversity.

· Inclusion in the workplace.

· Generational differences.

· Future challenges (Demographic shifts, Leveraging technology and global connections, Finding common ground, Continuing potential for divisiveness and hope).

· Future opportunities.

 

End-of-Chapter applications

· NEW! Now a 4-color interior design. More appealing and accessible to readers, with colorful and engaging info graphics throughout.

· REVISED and UPDATED! End-of-chapter case studies. Follows three individuals throughout the book. Requires students to assess each specific case, and familiarizes them with the complexities and nuances of issues and situations involving diversity.

· REVISED and UPDATED! End-of-chapter exercises. Includes experiential, online, and research-oriented activities. Online Instructor's Resource Manual includes glossary and additional activities, including many interactive Internet exercises. These exercises facilitate differentiated instruction by giving students an interactive opportunity to utilize different learning styles and build upon their newly acquired knowledge.

 

References and Research

· NEW! Fully updated and revised references and research. Moves beyond anecdotal evidence by seamlessly integrating many research studies derived from real-life organizations and circumstances.

· NEW! Grounded in research as applied to the workplace. Highlights the positive impact of education/training in the area of diversity, i.e., how students' exposure to diversity issues is makes them culturally sensitive and productive on the job.

 

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Features & benefits
  • Broad and inclusive definition and analysis of diversity. Goes far beyond race, gender, and ethnicity.
  • New examples and stories shared in "Another Perspective" feature. Brief profiles, personal experiences, and relatable moments that connect students to new and different ways of understanding other perspectives.
  • NEW! Chapter 6 Social Networking
  • Define social networking.
  • Compare online and face-to-face networking.
  • Explain the significance of the social context of networking.
  • Discuss changing dynamics in society that have altered the nature of social networking.
  • Elaborate on the role of diversity consciousness (awareness, understanding, skills) in online social networking.
  • Give examples of methods for expanding the diversity of online social networks.
  • Enumerate key diversity issues in online social networking.
  • Explain and give examples of the benefits of diverse social networks.
  • Define and give examples of the digital divide.
  • Discuss various benefits of diverse social networks.
Author biography
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. Among his awards, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education honored him for extraordinary dedication to teaching. 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. He is also the author of Building Cultural Intelligence (CQ): Nine Megaskills (Prentice Hall, 2008). We encourage you to visit his website at http://www.diversityconsciousness.com and this Blog on the subject of diversity consciousness/cultural intelligence at www.diversityconsciousness.com/blog The author driven Blog is for faculty and educators who want to learn more about diversity and how it impacts their institutions, their communities, and their teaching.
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