Using Adventure Activities to Explore Issues of Diversity with Middle School and High School Age Youth
Author: Sharon Chappelle,Lisa Bigman,Francesca Hillyer,Project Adventure, Inc
Publisher: Pearson Custom Pub
View: 7176Use these adventure activities to create a safe and comfortable place for middle and high school students to explore and discuss issues of human diversity. Racial identity, gender, and sexual orientation are a few of the concepts taught through these creative experiential learning activities.
Multinationalität in globalen Unternehmen am Beispiel Ford
Author: Anja Frohnen
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Social Science
View: 5956Globale Unternehmen wollen die kulturelle Heterogenität ihrer Mitarbeiter als personalpolitische Ressource nutzen. Das internationale Management, das lange Zeit mit der Vorstellung einer kulturell homogenen Belegschaft gelebt hat, machte Diversity zum Bestandteil der offiziellen Konzernpolitik. Diversity Management - so der Fachausdruck - erhebt den Anspruch, die individuelle Verschiedenheit der Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter im Sinne einer positiven Wertschätzung wahrzunehmen und Chancengleichheit zu ermöglichen. So viel zum Anspruch von Diversity Management. Doch wie sieht die Realität von Diversity-Programmen in globalen Unternehmen aus? Die Studie von Anja Frohnen geht dieser Frage in einer ethnographisch dichten Beschreibung nach. Die alltägliche multinationale Praxis von Managern und Ingenieuren wird im Spannungsfeld einer forcierten Globalisierungsstrategie und Diversity-Programmen gezeigt. Auf innovative Weise überträgt die Autorin dazu das ethnomethodologische Doing-Gender-Konzept auf ein Doing-Nationality-Modell und analysiert mit einer systemtheoretischen Konzeption von Organisation die organisationalen Aspekte der Diversity-Praxis und Globalisierungsstrategie.
Author: Tony Booth,Mary Masterson,Patricia Potts,Will Swann
View: 7395The emphasis in this book shifts to the coordination of practice into schools, regional and national policies and the power and interest groups concerned with educational difficulties and disability. In the opening section the authors review the location of power in the systems; the impact of Local Management of Schools, case studies of Union policy, the National Curriculum Council and voluntary societies. They then look at one threatened element of the power structure - the local education authorities. They examine the features of local authority policy and attempt to systematise local policy. The experience of families is examined in their relationships with professionals, particularly during the preparation of Statements of Special Educational Need. This is followed by sections on services for under-fives, integrating education and the authors provide examples of changing school policies and the practices that have arisen from them; supporting the learning of all pupils in primary and secondary schools, changing the role of special schools, ensuring that girls and boys are provided with equal opportunities, writing a development plan and the experience of a teacher with a disability. They then examine policies and practices in education after school and finish with theories of integration and disability.
Author: Katharine Sarikakis
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 1413Articles offer a historical and socio-political analysis of major media and cultural policies in the European Union: 'The Place of Media and Cultural Policy in the EU', K. Sarikakis'; 'Can State Aid in the Film Sector Stand The Proof of EU and WTO Liberalisation Efforts?', C. Pauwels, S. De Vinck, B. Van Rompuy; 'Cultural Diversity and Subsidiarity: The Case of Cultural Tourism In the European Union', E. Dumont, J. Teller; 'Mediating Social Cohesion: Media and Cultural Policy in the European Union and Canada', K. Sarikakis; 'The EU, Communications Liberalisation and the Future of Public Service Broadcasting', P. Humphreys; 'More Europe: More Unity, More Diversity? The Enlargement of the European Audiovisual Space', H. de Smaele; 'Undermining Media Diversity: Inaction on Media Concentrations and Pluralism in the EU', G. Doyle; 'The Construction of European Identity and Citizenship Through Cultural Policy', L. Tsaliki; 'The EU and the Press: Policy or Non-policy?', D. Hutchison; 'Diverse Journalists in a Diverse Europe? Impulses for a Discussion on Media and Integration', S. Kretzschmar; ' Whither Cultural Diversity: The European Union's Market Vision For the Review of Television Without Frontiers Directive', M. Wheeler.
Author: Allan Bonner
Publisher: Sextant Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3512Barter with the author on the Great Wall of China, do a business deal over lunch in the Eagle's Nest in the Hong Kong Hilton and mediate among millionaire developers in the office of the longest-serving mayor in the world. Join the author in his recounting of cases he's handled over the past twenty years including same-sex sexual harassment, oil spill simulations after the Exxon Valdez spill and on the green line with peacekeepers in Cyprus. These entertaining case studies are recounted using proven and ethical techniques. Some cases are funny; others involve life and death. All contain valuable lessons. Academics will benefit from the appendices which contain a glossary of terms and guidance for ethnographers. A 19 page bibliography and more than 140 endnotes will guide readers to further study.
Author: C. Schwabenland
Category: Business & Economics
View: 4981Metaphor and dialectic are modes of thinking that influence the ways in which we identify what we have in common with others, how we differ and how we manage this diversity to achieve organizational goals. This book explores how we can become more aware of these unconscious processes and challenge stereotypes.
Managing the Workforce of the Future
Author: Committee on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce,National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 9180This report contains fifteen presentations from a workshop on best practices in managing diversity, hosted by the NAE Committee on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce on October 29-30, 2001. NAE (National Academy of Engineering) president William Wulf, IBM vice-president Nicholas Donofrio, and Ford vice-president James Padilla address the business case for diversity, and representatives of leading engineering employers discuss how to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering careers. Other speakers focus on mentoring, globalization, affirmative action backlash, and dealing with lawsuits. Corporate engineering and human resources managers attended the workshop and discussed diversity issues faced by corporations that employ engineers. Summaries of the discussions are also included in the report.
A Reference Handbook
Author: Adalberto Aguirre
View: 3694Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.
Toward a More Comprehensive Approach
Author: Lisa M. Stulberg,Sharon Lawner Weinberg
View: 2756Diversity has been a focus of higher education policy, law, and scholarship for decades, continually expanding to include not only race, ethnicity and gender, but also socioeconomic status, sexual and political orientation, and more. However, existing collections still tend to focus on a narrow definition of diversity in education, or in relation to singular topics like access to higher education, financial aid, and affirmative action. By contrast, Diversity in American Higher Education captures in one volume the wide range of critical issues that comprise the current discourse on diversity on the college campus in its broadest sense. This edited collection explores: legal perspectives on diversity and affirmative action higher education's relationship to the deeper roots of K-12 equity and access policy, politics, and practice's effects on students, faculty, and staff. Bringing together the leading experts on diversity in higher education scholarship, Diversity in American Higher Education redefines the agenda for diversity as we know it today.
Democratic Principles in Action
Author: Terry A. Osborn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
View: 4507An introduction and eight articles explore the possibility that language and culture will eventually not be an impediment to fulfilling the idea that America is a democracy.
Keeping Government at a Safe Distance
Author: Peter H. Schuck
Publisher: Harvard University Press
View: 7285A revisionist history of race in America focuses on the nation's pioneering role as the world's first truly multi-ethnic state, citing numerous examples of the ideal of diversity in American society.
A Critical Examination
Author: Cedric Herring,Loren Henderson
Category: Business & Economics
View: 2544Diversity in Organizations argues that ensuring a diverse workforce composition has tangible benefits for organizations. Rather than relying on touchy-feely arguments, Herring and Henderson present compelling evidence that directly links diversity to the bottom line. Readers will learn: How and why diversity is related to business performance The impact of diversity training programs on productivity, business performance and promotions The biggest mistakes in diversity management, and how to avoid them What can be done to make diversity initiatives more effective and politically palatable How to measure success in diversity initiatives in rigorous, non-technical ways to achieve desired results Presented accessibly, without shying away from the contentious aspects of diversity, the book also provides concrete advice and guidance to those who seek to implement diversity programs and initiatives in their organizations, and to make their companies more competitive. Students taking classes in diversity, human resource management, sociology of work, and organizational psychology will find this a comprehensive, helpful resource.
Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis
Author: M. Schafer,S. Walker
Category: Political Science
View: 2078Focusing on how policy makers make decisions in foreign policy, this book examines how beliefs are causal mechanisms which steer decisions, shape leaders and perceptions of reality, and lead to cognitive and motivated biases that distort, block and recast incoming information from the environment.
A Guidebook for Student Affairs Professionals and Teaching Faculty
Author: Kimberly A. Kline
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
View: 2189This guidebook aims to stimulate student affairs professionals and higher education faculty alike to adopt new approaches when discussing sensitive or controversial topics with their students. It provides teachers and professionals with a critical social understanding of social justice, social agency, reflection, and actionable knowledge to develop new and effective skills, practice them in safe spaces, and apply them in the field. It offers tools that are equally applicable in a classroom or cocurricular setting. The exceptional teachers, scholars, and professionals contributing to this volume provide a diverse and alternative lens through which to examine the intersection of social justice education and professional practice. The text is organized in three overarching themes: Part One, “Existing Theories, Examining Claims, and Proposing New Understandings”; Part Two, “Concrete Tools and Safe Spaces for Practicing Difficult Dialogues in Professional Practice”; and Part Three, “Professional Development, Action Research, and Social Agency.” In Part Four, “Moving Forward,” the book concludes with a chapter on implications for daily life and practice. The action-oriented research model provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. The emphasis is on moving colleges and universities to widen their moral and ethical lenses, beyond understanding diversity, to developing multicultural competence and enriching their campus communities. Written for faculty in higher education and student affairs professionals, along with master’s and doctoral students in these fields, this book provides a framework that is grounded in research and sound pedagogies and theories.
Author: Walter Broadnax
Category: Political Science
View: 4077In Diversity and Affirmative Action in Public Service , Walter Broadnax brings together much of the most influential research and thought in public administration literature regarding diversity and affirmative action. Equal employment opportunity, gender discrimination, creating a representative bureaucracy, age discrimination, and disabilities are examined in detail by drawing on the best work in the Public Administration Review, and by providing useful perspectives regarding that work over time. Diversity and affirmative action are subjects that tend to elicit some form of emotion, either strongly supportive or strongly opposed. In Diversity and Affirmative Action in Public Service , Walter Broadnax has drawn together a collection of essays that provides the reader with a historical overview of the evolution of these concepts within a public service context. The book opens with a discussion of representative bureaucracy and, using that material as a backdrop, proceeds to provide highly useful snapshots of the evolution of these concepts over the last several decades. The reader will be able to see clearly how the debate regarding this important topic has changed and matured over the last thirty years.The introduction and the individual chapter introductions bring together the perspectives of the practitioner and the academician. Many of the selected pieces have strong practical applications, and a substantial number of them were written by practitioners themselves.
Author: Jennifer Delton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 8100In the space of about thirty years – from 1964 to 1994 – American corporations abandoned racially exclusionary employment policies and embraced some form of affirmative action to diversify their workforces. It was an extraordinary transformation, which most historians attribute to civil rights activists, federal legislation, and labor unions. This is the first book to examine the role of corporations in that transformation. Whereas others emphasize corporate obstruction, this book argues that there were corporate executives and managers who promoted fair employment and equal employment opportunity long before the federal government required it, and who thereby helped prepare the corporate world for racial integration. The book examines the pioneering corporations that experimented with integration in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as corporate responses to the civil rights movement and urban crisis in the 1960s and 1970s and the widespread adoption of affirmative action in the 1980s and 1990s.