This book of structured activities for use in teaching about culture, ethnicity and diversity comprises easy-to-use classroom and training exercises that are both engaging to participants and effective as learning tools. The contributors offer tools to those teachers and trainers who strive to increase understanding of and communication between ethnic and racial groups. The book is arranged so that users may easily draw upon the activities to involve students and bring abstract concepts into the realm of the students' own experiences.
- Part 1
- Chapter 1: Beyond the Melting Pot: A Values Clarification Exercise for Teachers and Human Service Professionals
- Chapter 2: The Transferability of Knowledge
- Chapter 3: Adventures in Cyberspace: A Cross-Cultural Scavenger Hunt
- Chapter 4: Grocery Store Ethnography
- Chapter 5: Measuring the Silent Language of Time
- Chapter 6: Perspective Shifting on Wheels
- Chapter 7: Multicultural Literacy Assignment
- Chapter 8: The Intercultural Interview
- Part 2
- Chapter 9: The Distribution of Rewards
- Chapter 10: Who Should Be Hired?
- Chapter 11: Applying Berry and Kim's Acculturative Framework to Documentaries on Culture Contact
- Chapter 12: Attribution across Cultures: One's Effort is Another's Ability!
- Chapter 13: Conversational Constraints as a Tool for Understanding Communication Styles
- Chapter 14: Negotiating across Cultural Boundaries: Implications of Individualism-Collectivism and Cases for Application
- Chapter 15: Behavioral Patterns of Horizontal and Vertical Individualism and Collectivism
- Chapter 16: The Barnyard
- Part 3
- Chapter 17: Multidimensional Identification
- Chapter 18: Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth
- Chapter 19: Creating Nationalisms
- Chapter 20: Ethnic Identity Development
- Chapter 21: Accuracy of Interpersonal Perception
- Chapter 22: The Wheel of Influence: A Training Exercise in Client-Centered Multiculturalism
- Chapter 23: Beyond Political Correctness
- Part 4
- Chapter 24: Cognitive Site Mapping: Placing Yourself in (Con)Text
- Chapter 25: Color My World
- Chapter 26: Multicultural Expressions of Religious Symbols
- Chapter 27: Does the Squeaky Wheel Get the Grease? Understanding Direct and Indirect Communication
- Chapter 28: Are Emotional Expressions Universal or Culture Specific?