Human Diversity in Education: An Integrative Approach

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McGraw-Hill, 1992 - Education - 358 pages
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This book attempts an integrated treatment of the various forms of human diversity found in schools: gender, racial, ethnic, class, language and handicap. It stresses the culture-learning (socialization) process: how individuals become functioning group members and how their cultural conditioning produces barriers to understanding and interacting with those who are different from themselves. The book is aimed at courses dealing with human diversity in education and broadened multicultural language, and social class differences. It may also appeal to many foundations instructors with an interest in diversity and inequality.

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The Culture Learning Process
14
Analyzing Intercultural Interaction
38
Communicating across Culture
72
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Kenneth Cushner is Professor of Education in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA. In addition to this text, Dr. Cushner is author or editor of several books and articles in the field of intercultural education and training, including: Intercultural Student Teaching: A Bridge to Global Competence, (2007, Rowman Littlefield); Human Diversity in Action: Developing Multicultural Competencies in the Classroom, 3rd edition (2006, McGraw-Hill); International Perspectives on Intercultural Education (1998, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates); Improving Intercultural Interactions: Modules for Cross-Cultural Training Programs, volume 2 (with Richard Brislin, Sage Publications, 1997), and Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition (with Richard Brislin, Sage Publications, 1996). A former East-West Center Scholar, he is a frequent contributor to the professional development of educators through writing, workshop presentations, and travel program development. He is a Founding Fellow and Past-President of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, and past Director of COST the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching, which regularly sends students to student teach in 16 countries. In his spare time, Dr. Cushner enjoys music (percussion and guitar), photography, and travel. He has developed and led intercultural programs on all seven continents.

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