Understanding Human Differences : Multicultural Education for a Diverse America, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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The content of this text is grounded in interdisciplinary research from the behavioral and social sciences including education, psychology, sociology, biology, history, and anthropology. After a brief introduction, each chapter consists of leading questions and responses based on interdisciplinary research and author expertise. Through this inquiry format, the authors encourage students to discuss and debate topics, thereby promoting a deeper understanding of the issues addressed within each chapter. In the chapters examining issues stemming from race, gender, social class, sexual orientation and disability, stereotypes, myths and misconceptions are confronted. Students are challenged to reconsider their perceptions of individuals if their perceptions are based on such stereotypes and misconceptions.

Table of Contents

Understanding ourselves and others : clarifying values and languagep. 2
Communication, conflict, and conflict resolutionp. 23
Understanding prejudice and its causesp. 44
Learning the language of prejudicep. 64
The roots of oppression : the subjugation of Native Americansp. 86
Nativism : the paradox of xenophobia in a nation of immigrantsp. 104
Religious diversity : the struggle for religious freedomp. 126
Rejecting oppressive relationships : the logic of cultural pluralism for a diverse societyp. 149
Racism : confronting a legacy of white domination of Americap. 172
Sexism : where the personal becomes politicalp. 195
Heterosexism : transforming homosexuality from deviant to differentp. 217
Classism : myths and misperceptions about povertyp. 240
Ableism : disability does not mean inabilityp. 268
Pluralism in schools : the promise of multicultural educationp. 292
Pluralism in society : creating unity in a diverse Americap. 318
Afterword : how can understanding human differences resolve dilemmas in a multicultural society?p. 344
Human relations attitude inventoryp. 350
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