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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

Teachers as (Multi)Cultural Agents in Schools
Teachers as (multi)cultural agents in schools
A. LinGoodwin

Since common schools were begun in the mid-1800s, the question of how to balance collective, mass education with the unique needs of individuals has been perennially perplexing. On the one hand, schools serve a socializing function. They are intentionally organized in ways that guide and shape students—individuals who exhibit a wide range of diversities—so that they adopt the dispositions and acquire the skills necessary to the smooth functioning of society. On the other hand, they are seen as serving an emancipatory function whereby individual development is supported and each person gains the knowledge, tools, and self-confidence necessary to achieve self-actualization. Conformity versus self-determination and the common good versus the good of the individual—these ...

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