Strategies for Promoting Pluralism in Education and the Workplace

Strategies for Promoting Pluralism in Education and the Workplace

Strategies for Promoting Pluralism in Education and the Workplace

Strategies for Promoting Pluralism in Education and the Workplace

Synopsis

The editors and their contributors explore the world from a pluralistic perspective. There are several models proposed and used by authors that could serve as a framework for multicultural and diversity programs in both education and the workplace. The implementation of programs which target the workplace and specific strategies for success are identified. The international implications of globalization and the need for international as well as "at home" experiences are addressed by several authors. Regional research-based programs and strategies, in particular academic disciplines to promote pluralism, are explored from the university perspective. These models, strategies, and research findings should prove to be most useful for individuals seeking to implement programs to promote pluralism.

Excerpt

This book, Strategies for Promoting Pluralism in Education and the Workplace, represents the efforts of 25 individuals expert in the application of strategies for multiculturalism and diversity. International, business, regional, and educational perspectives are explored. It is the intent of the authors to disseminate successful strategies that may be used by others in promoting pluralism.

The book is divided into three major sections. Section 1 gives a general introduction to the importance of multiculturalism today and looks at broad strategies for promoting diversity in education and the workplace. Section 2 is devoted to classroom strategies for promoting pluralism in education, with a focus on higher education. Section 3 reflects discipline specific strategies and regional and international cultural perspectives on the issue of diversity.

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING PLURALISM

In her chapter "Multiculturalism: A Matter of Essentiality," Cleckley emphasizes that differences in culture, ethnicity and gender are required for the United States to continue to develop and grow. She addresses the importance of diversity in both education and the workplace. Weaver posits that by deconstructing history, it is possible to better understand the elements in society today that both enhance and inhibit cultural diversity.

Gross maintains that intercultural communication competence is essential for living and working in a global society. He identifies strate-

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