Intergroup Dialogue: Deliberative Democracy in School, College, Community, and Workplace

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University of Michigan Press, 2001 - Education - 363 pages
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Intergroup dialogue represents a grassroots effort to meet one of the major challenges facing our democracy today: the lack of communication among diverse groups of people in schools, in communities, and in the workplace. By forging lines of communication among different elements of society, intergroup dialogue helps to create a more just, harmonious, and strong democracy.
Intergroup Dialogue is the most comprehensive study of intergroup dialogue to date, showcasing twelve in-depth case studies, offering critical perspectives, and exploring the foundation of such dialogue in democratic theory. The case studies are drawn from leading American organizations offering intergroup dialogue, including the Anti-Defamation League and the National Conference for Community and Justice, as well as several major universities and consultants to corporate America. Each case study presents a particular program's rationale, its details, an account of its successes, and evaluation data.
The pieces collected by David Schoem and Sylvia Hurtado will be of interest to community leaders, teachers, human resources managers, student affairs deans, and intergroup dialogue practitioners in the United States and abroad.
David Schoem is Faculty Director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program and teaches in the Sociology Department, University of Michigan. Sylvia Hurtado is Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.
 

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Contents

Intergroup Dialogue Democracy at Work in Theory and Practice
1
Research and Evaluation on Intergroup Dialogue
22
Introduction
39
School
43
Building Bridges of Understanding through Dialogue
45
Student Voices The ADLs A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute Peer Training Program
59
Students Talk About Race
74
Voices of Discovery Intergroup Dialogues at Arizona State University
87
Cultural Study Groups Creating Dialogue in a Corporate Setting
181
Dialogue in Corporations
194
Dialogue throughout an Organization
210
Introduction
225
Training Peer Facilitators for Intergroup Dialogue Leadership
227
Embracing the Paradox Dialogue That Incorporates Both Individual and Group Identities
247
The ContentProcess Balance in Intergroup Dialogue
266
A Celebration of Power
280

Educating for Social Justice The Program on Intergroup Relations Conflict and Community at the University of Michigan
99
Intergroup Dialogue Education and Action Innovations at the University of Washington School of Social Work
115
Community
135
Engaging the Whole Community in Dialogue and Action Study Circles Resource Center
137
An Honest Conversation on Race Reconciliation and Responsibility Hope in the Cities
151
Not Just Dialogue for Dialogues Sake The National Conference for Community and Justice
166
Workplace
179
Extending Intergroup Dialogue From Talk to Action
294
Design Considerations in Intergroup Dialogue
306
Adapting Intergroup Dialogue Processes for Use in a Variety of Settings
328
A Directory of Intergroup Dialogue Programs and Organizations
345
Contributors
353
Index
359
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David Schoem is Faculty Director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program and teaches in the Sociology Department, University of Michigan.

Sylvia Hurtado is Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.

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