Understanding Human Differences : Multicultural Education for a Diverse America

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Students develop conceptual understanding about complex and emotionally-charged issues of diversity in today's world. The author uses clear examples, lucid language, and engaging activities to involve students in thinking through fundamental ideas that ground their understanding of diversity. The author investigates three converging elements in his examination of human differences: individual attitudes and behaviors, cultural expectations, and institutional policies and practices. This examination provides the basis for the conceptual organization of the text. Race, class, gender, and diversity. Multicultural Education/Diversity as well as General Education courses.

Table of Contents

Individual Attitudes and Interpersonal Relations
Understanding Ourselves and Others:Clarifying Values and Language
Understanding Prejudice and its Causes
Communication, Conflict and Conflict
Cultural Foundations of Oppression in the United States
Immigrants and Oppression: The Paradox ofNativism in a Nation of Immigrants
Race and Oppression: The Experiences of People of Color in America
Religion and Oppression: The Struggle for Religious Freedom
Rejecting Oppressive Relationships: The Logicof Cultural Pluralism for a Diverse Society
Contemporary Dilemmas for Intergroup Relations
Racism: Confronting a Legacy of White
Domination of America
Sexism: Where the Personal Becomes Political
Heterosexism: Transforming Homosexualityfrom Deviant to Different
Classism: Myths and Misperceptions about
Ableism: Disability Does Not Mean Inability
The Challenge of Diversity to American Institutions
Pluralism in Schools: The Promise of Multicultural Education
Pluralism in Society: Creating Unity in aDiverse America
Afterword: How can Understanding Human Differences Resolve
Dilemmas in a Multicultural Society?
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