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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.

Multidimensional Identification
Multidimensional identification

The need for recognition of diversity within the classroom is widely discussed, yet there are few suggestions for defining cultural groups and insufficient attention to diversity within cultural and ethnic groups (Ellemers, 1983). Students are divided into cultural groups in an inconsistent manner; grouping is often according to surname, racial or physiological characteristics, or by asking students to report their ethnic/racial heritage. Little attention has been paid to students of multiple ethnic group heritage or to students who identify with a cultural group other than that of their heritage or appearance (Brislin & Horvath, 1997). More attention to diversity related to ethnic self-identification, generational status, ethnic pride and values, and participation in culturally related behaviors/activities would ensure that the diversity within the ...

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