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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.

Beyond Political Correctness
Beyond political correctness
PoonamSharma
DeniseLucero-Miller
Concepts

In today's “politically correct” society, increased attention is being given to the issue of diversity. Undoubtedly, any attempt to increase sensitivity to individual differences and to combat prejudiced attitudes and behaviors is a positive step forward in America's struggle to move from the traditional “melting pot” philosophy to a more culturally sensitive “salad bowl” paradigm (O'Mara, 1994). Although well intended, efforts to enhance awareness of diversity issues often fail due to the lack of recognition of the insidious nature of subtle prejudice. In promoting cultural sensitivity, it is not enough to simply focus on the overt and obvious behaviors that are discriminatory in nature. Personal biases that exist at a deeper, more covert level must be examined as well to ...

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