Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations: Beyond the Corporate Context

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SAGE, 2000 - Business & Economics - 297 pages
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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions.

The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

 

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Contents

Perspectives on Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations
3
National Culture and the New Corporate Language for Race Relations
19
Whiting Out Social Justice
35
Organizational Influences on
69
Families in Their Cultural and Multisystemic Contexts
89
Teachers as MultiCultural Agents in Schools
101
Cultural Dynamics and Issues in Higher Education
115
The Influence of Culture on the Development
131
A Critical Assessment of Ambivalence and Denial
181
l3 Enhancing Diversity Climate in Community Organizations
193
Standpoint
211
l5 Building Institutional Capacity to Address Cultural Differences
229
Summary and Conclusions
241
References
247
Name Index
285
About the Editor
293

The Fallacy of Neutral Universalism in Medicine
147
That is Not Good
165

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Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Education, Chair of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, and Director of training of the Counseling Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia university. Dr. Carter is known internationally for his work on Black and White racial identity. He has published in the areas of psychotherapy processes and outcome, career development, cultural values, racial identity issues, educational achievements and equality in education through the lens of racial identity. He has been retained to consult as organizational, legal and educational issues associated with race and diversity. Dr. Carter also is the Conference Director for a national conference known as the Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education

Dr. Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. authored The Influence of Race and Racial Identity in Psychotherapy: Towards a Racially Inclusive Model (John Wiley & Sons; 1995); co-edited with Chalmer E. Thompson Racial Identity Theory: Applications for Individuals, Groups and Organizations (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997); co-authored with D. Sue, J.M.Casas, M.J. Fouad, A. Levy, M. Jensen, LaFromboise, J. Manese, J. Ponterotto, and J. Vasques-Natall Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Individual Professional and Organizational Development (Sage Publication, 1998); and is series editor for the Discussions from the Roundtable- The Counseling Psychologists and the Roundtable Book Series on Multicultural Psychology and Education (Sage publications). He is co-editor for the special issue of the Teachers College Record on Multicultural Education (Spring 2000).

Dr. Carter is also a legal consultant. He works with organizations and individuals on such issues as organizational development , teacher training, desegregation, racial discrimination, cross cultural adoption, and biracial custody. He is Fellow in the American Psychological Association (Div. 17, Counseling Psychology, and 45, Society for the Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) and former Chair of the Fellowship Committee for Division 17. He has also served on the editorial boards of The Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Counseling Psychology and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.