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

ISBN-10: 0135014638
ISBN-13: 9780135014639
Edition: 3rd 2010
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Book details

List price: $53.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Dr. Richard Buchernbsp;is a Professor of Sociologynbsp;at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC).nbsp; 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.nbsp; The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently honored him for teaching excellence.nbsp; He served as the first Director of BCCC's Institute for Intercultural Understanding (IIU).nbsp; Under his leadership, the IIU gained national recognition as an innovative diversity education program.nbsp;nbsp;Dr. Buchernbsp;received his Ph.D. in Sociologynbsp;from Howard University, with a concentrationnbsp;in race and ethnic relations.nbsp;nbsp;He isnbsp;also the author ofnbsp;Building Cultural Intelligence (CQ): Nine Megaskills(Prentice Hall, 2008).nbsp; We encourage you to visitnbsp;his website at http://www.diversityconsciousness.com nbsp;nbsp;

Diversity: An Overview
Learning Objectives
Our Changing Cultural Landscape
Demographic Changes in the United States
Technological and Social Changes
A Range of Reactions
Cultural Cruise Control
Beginning Adjustments
Fine Tuning
Views of Diversity: Assimilation and Pluralism
Dimensions of Diversity
Diversity Between and Within Groups
Diversity Myths
What Is Diversity Consciousness?
Diversity Education
Case Studies
Exercises
Internet Assignment
Notes
Diversity Consciousness and Success
Learning Objective
Definitions of Success
Sociocultural Theory and Success
Why Diversity Skills Are Important
Success at School
Success at Work
Individual/Organizational Benefits
The Individual
The Organization
Diversity Training in the Workplace
The Costs of Inadequate Diversity Consciousness
Case Studies
Exercises
Internet Assignment
Notes
Personal and Social Barriers to Success
Learning Objectives
Six Barriers to Success
Limited Perceptions
Ethnocentrism
Stereotypes
Prejudice
Prejudice Plus Power
Discrimination
Overcoming Diversity Barriers
Case Studies
Exercises
Internet Assignment
Notes
Developing Diversity Consciousness
Learning Objectives
The Importance of Diversity Consciousness
Cultural Encapsulation
Six Areas of Development
Examining Ourselves and Our Worlds
Expanding Our Knowledge of Others and Their Worlds
Stepping Outside of Ourselves
Gauging the Level of the Playing Field
Checking Up on Ourselves
Following Through
Strategies for Developing Diversity Consciousness
Diversity Education-A Range of Opportunities
A Lifelong, Continuing Process
Case Studies
Exercises
Internet Assignment
Notes
Communicating in a Diverse World
Learning Objectives
Communication and Culture
Electronic Communication
Diversity Consciousness and Communication
Areas of Development: Diversity Consciousness and Communication
Communication Matters
Barriers to Effective Communication
Hot Buttons
Difficult Dialogues
Communicating Inclusively
Case Studies
Exercises
Internet Assignment
Notes
Teamwork
Learning Objectives
Teams Today
Teamwork at School
Teamwork in the Workplace
Virtual Teaming
Developing Teamwork Skills
Diversity Consciousness and Teaming
High-Performance Teams
Ten Proven Strategies for Building High-Performance Teams
Obstacles to Teamwork
Conflict
Conflict Management
Case Studies
Exercises
internet Assignment
Notes
Leadership
Learning Objectives
What is Leadership?
Diversity-Conscious Leadership
Who Can Be a Diversity-Conscious Leader?
Key Skills of a Diversity-Conscious Leader
Adapting
Thinking and Communicating Inclusively
Assessing and Monitoring
Four Building Blocks of Diversity-Conscious Leadership: An Assessment
Leadership Theories
Leadership in a Cultural Context
Individualism Versus Collectivism
Large or Small Power Distance
Strong or Weak Uncertainty Avoidance
Masculinity Versus Femininity
The Diversity-Conscious Leader of the Future
Leadership Development
Future Challenges
Case Studies
Exercises
Internet Assignment
Notes
Conclusion
Learning Objectives
Opening Our Minds to Opportunities
Future Challenges
Technological Change and Globalization
Changing Demographics in the United States
Continuing Potential for Divisiveness and Hope
Case Studies
Exercises
Internet Assignment
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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