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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.
Chapter 7: Multicultural Literacy Assignment
Multicultural Literacy Assignment
This exercise was designed for an internship course titled Seminar in Urban Social Service. It is grounded in the assumption that people working in human services and most other work settings in the United States will be encountering people different from themselves throughout their lives. Furthermore, it assumes that most people will need to effectively understand and work with a wide range of people. The exercise responds to the reality of changing demographics by encouraging students to become multiculturally literate. By multicultural literacy I mean the ability to learn enough about another culture to begin to know the history of a particular cultural group; to understand some of the common and not-so-common experiences of people in that culture; to understand ...