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Unity and Diversity of Indonesia - Unity and Diversity of Indonesia From "Sabang ‘till Merauke" is the name of a song dedicated to Indonesia’s many islands and it’s diversity. It’s numerous chain of islands contained in the thirty-two thousand miles dividing two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Sabang is a small island just off the coast of Sumatra; Merauke is a small village near the border of Papua New Guinea. Indonesia’s 13,677 islands inhabited by 350 different ethnic groups, and more than 200 different languages....   [tags: Conflict History Bond Papers]
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Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation - Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation People with disabilities in the past have commonly been limited to experiencing outdoor programs that were segregated to only include the disabled. According to Sugerman (1996), this has historically been the only solution for overcoming "environmental barriers such as transportation, architecture, economics, and public attitudes" (p. 44). Diversity within an adventure program can present new challenges for the participants as well as opportunities for growth....   [tags: Papers] 673 words
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Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing - Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing Throughout history people as well as animals have found ways to make life, as we know it simpler. With this ease comes a greater level of technology, which requires humans to once again adapt to this ever-changing society. In result, communication, understanding and knowledge plays key importance to how our society grows. Through trial and error we have learned how education works and the best method of teaching, but we still sometimes wonder what is the absolute best way....   [tags: Education School Essays] 1203 words
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Diversity in Video and Computer Games - Diversity in Video and Computer Games Ever since the Pong and Atari 2600 consoles became commonplace items in the American household in the 1980s, video games have been part of the world culture. One may be challenged to find a college dorm room without at least one (if not all three) “next generation” video game systems. Yes, video games are common methods of entertainment among college students regardless of race. So it seems logical that, since the games are played by all races, they should have content featuring all races, right....   [tags: Technology Entertainment Essays]
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contemporary diversity in the structure of the family - Q: Examine the sociological evidence concerning the idea that there is contemporary diversity in the structure of the family. The family is often seen as the corner stone of society. In pre-modern and modern societies alike it has been regarded as the most basic unit of social organisation and one that carries out vital tasks, such as the socialisation of children. Functionalists’ approaches to the family are based on the assumption that society operates on the basis of consensus and that there is a balance between various parts of society so that they work together harmoniously....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Diversity and Anti-Harassment in the Workplace - Diversity and Anti-Harassment in the Workplace Today’s modern workforce is made up of a diverse group of individuals. People of different races, nationality, creed, color, age, sex, and sexual orientation work side by side every day. This diversity has many advantages, but it also ads a level of complexity to management. The potential for discrimination is real, and needs to be managed so as not to incur lawsuits, loss of productivity, and unhealthy working conditions. Happy employees are productive employees, so it is in any organizations best interests to ensure that discrimination does not happen, but unfortunately, it does....   [tags: Work Employment Employee ] 790 words
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Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality - Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality All ways of defining of abnormality are limited to a certain extent by cultural variations. This makes it difficult for psychologists to be sure that their definition technique would be effective and accurate in diagnosing all cases of abnormality. The main issue for psychologists regarding cultural diversity is that what may be considered normal in one place may be abnormal in another and therefore psychologist must consider this fact before making a diagnosis....   [tags: Papers] 594 words
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Diversity and the American National Identity - Diversity and the American National Identity Greed is good, get get get, I want what you have, don't touch mine." This is what a friend of mine said when I asked for his conception of the American national identity is.1 Although this statement seems informal and absurd, it accurately reflects the dog-eat-dog world many people believe to be the American capitalist culture.2 Whether my friend said this with the intent of comic relief is inconsequential. Whether he knew it, the informant reflects his cultural identity....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Diversity Impact on Individual Behavior - Diversity Impact on Individual Behavior Behavior refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. Behavior can be conscious or unconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary. Behavior is controlled by the nervous system; the complexity of the behavior is related to the complexity of the nervous system. Generally, organisms with complex nervous systems have a greater capacity to learn new responses and thus adjust their behavior. Human behavior is the collection of activities by human beings and influenced by culture, attitudes, emotions, ethnicity, gender, ethics, religion, authority, persuasion, and/or coercion....   [tags: Sociology Sociological Ethnicity Essays]
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Diversity Within English - Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the Standard Language that we often think of as Œcorrect' Language, although they are not necessarily less proper than, say, Standard English....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Biology and Diversity of Extant Reptiles - The Biology and Diversity of Extant Reptiles The word reptile itself does not describe a monophyletic group of vertebrates, like the mammals or birds. It is used to classify a polyphyletic group of animals that are a subset of the larger group of Amniotes. The term is best described through a cladogram: [IMAGE] The reptiles first appeared in the early Carboniferous, having evolved from labyrinthodont amphibians. They had several distinct advantages over the amphibians that allowed them to flourish during the cold, dry Permian period....   [tags: Papers] 1622 words
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Cloning and the Decline in Genetic Diversity - Cloning and the Decline in Genetic Diversity *Missing Works Cited* One of the biggest problems with the use of cloning is the decline in genetic diversity, continued use of cloning would lead to inbreeding, wide scale, conformity. Humans would be taking nature into their own hands. Over the past billion years, life has grown into a fascinating structure. Of the 300,000 kinds of plants and more than a million kinds of animals that are known today, no two are exactly alike – yet within families there are marked similarities (Monsanto 18)....   [tags: Papers] 1081 words
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Hispanic American Diversity - Hispanic American Diversity Hispanic groups of all origins have a profound interest when relocating to the United States. Hispanic groups such as Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central and South Americans share the same common interest of prosperity and a future for their families. Language of these groups is commonly Spanish speaking and they relish with religion of the Roman Catholics and Protestant faith. The United States Census Bureau shows different percentages in poverty and the differences of these groups acquiring the English language separately....   [tags: American Culture]
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Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains - Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains I was raised in an ultra-conservative Pentecostal Holiness church in the Appalachian Mountains. There were snake handlers in our church. It was thought that it tested one's faith to pick up a poisonous snake -- God wouldn't allow it to bite you if you had faith. However, I was always afraid that to pick up a snake would greatly increase God's propensity to smite me via death by snakebite. I did not have enough faith. I've never encountered a miracle -- I've never had a dream come true....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 390 words
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Strength Through Diversity and Multiculturalism - How many times has the world seen efforts to prove the value of uniformity. I suppose Hitler's racial purity campaigns could be considered one of the most recent and visible examples. And some might say that, due to the ease of transport in this shrinking world, it won't be too many more generations before the world does see one homogeneous race on this planet. It is likely to come about just through cross breeding. There are other examples of this philosophy in less grandiose forms. Take companies that only hire from within their own industry....   [tags: international education, multiculturalism] 481 words
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Learning about Cultural Diversity - During this semester, I had the opportunity of working with a class of 2nd Graders in the Long Beach area. Even though in my last two serve rotations I was exposed to students from different linguistically and cultural backgrounds, this year I had the opportunity of truly experiencing multicultural diversity in the classroom. Since Jane Addams is located in the ghetto area of Long beach, the majority of the students are the so called minorities. Mrs. Chavarria classroom represented pluralism and world cultures; in her classroom there were Filipinos Samoans, African Americans, Latinos a couple of white kids, and a Hispanic/Chinese boy....   [tags: Sociology] 493 words
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Diversity is the Solution, Not the Problem - Diversity is the Solution, Not the Problem Difference defines our world. Race, gender, and sexuality are everywhere. They bounce recklessly back and forth in the American consciousness, creating a fog of confusion in which we all get lost. In an ideal world, difference wouldn't matter. Yet our world is far from ideal, and so we must confront difference, regardless of how painful and complex this confrontation can be. Difference is difficult, and is often used to oppress and exploit. It is a labyrinth, though, in which we must necessarily get lost if we are to ever find our way to understanding....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 1234 words
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Othello’s Diversity of Imagery - Othello’s Diversity of Imagery        The diverse imagery found in Shakespeare’s drama Othello represents a world all by itself. And this world of imagery contributes to the prevailing sentiment of pain and suffering and unpleasantness.   There is no shortage of imagery in the play; this is for certain. Critic Caroline Spurgeon in “Shakespeare’s Imagery and What it Tells Us” sorts through the plethora of imagery in the play:   The main image in Othello is that of animals in action, preying upon one another, mischievous, lascivious, cruel or suffering, and through these, the general sense of pain and unpleasantness is much increased and kept constantly before us....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Cultural Diversity in The Tempest - Cultural Diversity in The Tempest        If we look at Shakespeare's atypically short play The Tempest, the character of Caliban represents a "noble savage" who is enslaved, exploited, and endowed with low-self esteem due to the ethnocentric views of those who encounter him.  In much the same way as the British originally exploited the Hindus or Americans exploited Native Americans, Caliban is considered the "property" of those who encounter him, solely because he is not of the same heritage, customs, and manners of his oppressors.    The ostracism and exploitation of Caliban because he is perceived as a brutish animal compared to "civilized" folks is in keeping with the theme and intent of the play-to show that reality is more a manifestation of mentality and conscious perception than concrete black and white, definable phenomena.  As one scholar of Elizabethan imagery suggests, "The poet who imitates not the visible world but the intelligible as manifested in the visible will not consider that the use of artifice to emphasize form makes imagery less 'true to nature'" (Scanlan  1).  In The Tempest  we see a great deal of artifice to understand what is manifested in the visible, however, with Caliban we see that all the artifice in the world does not help him be accepted by those who inhabit the island once his own.  Prospero has enslaved the son that Sycorax "did litter" on the island, and his lovely daughter Miranda says of his slave, "'Tis a villain, sir,/I do not love to look on" (Shakespeare  5)....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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Is Death Responsible for Diversity? - Is Death Responsible for Diversity. Some of the hardest questions we struggle to answer in life surround the phenomenon of death. What happens when we die. Is there something beyond death. Is one way to go better than another. Is it possible to escape death. Why do we die, anyway. Why couldn't we just live forever. One explanation for death may come from the story of evolution. To explore this question, let us imagine a hypothetical situation, a world in which nothing dies. (We will imagine also, for now, that organisms would continue to evolve along the same trajectory as they do at present.) Every organism that has ever existed in the past would exist now, along with every organism present and every organism that has yet to exist....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]
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Diversity of Online Communities - Diversity of Online Communities The article in U.S. News & World Report called "Go Play-On the Web" represents a community of virtual gamers on the Internet. These games are a lot more complex than the online gaming of the past. When these people that belong to this particular community log on to the net they are interacting with each other in huge 3-D virtual worlds. Some of these games focus on a particular subject like playing virtual game shows with others on the net. Some of the new games that are just recently being released are far more complex....   [tags: Technology Internet Games Essays]
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Unity Amid Diversity - Unity Amid Diversity The 1950’s and 1960’s was a dawning of a new age. Many changes were occurring within America’s society. Segregation was prominent with the passing of Plessy vs. Ferguson, however, the Jim Crow laws of the south were being challenged. Negroes in the south wanted equality and justice. The nation was in need of an ethic of caring and a solid identity of what it meant to be an “American.” With the war in Vietnam and the war for equality, people were fed up with all of the hate....   [tags: essays papers]
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Hispanic Diversity in the United States - The Hispanic diversity of the United States has been well documented in immigration and population numbers for many years. In 1994, there were 26.4 million Hispanic Americans living in the Continental United States.In 2005 that number had ballooned to over 35 million.Now in 2008 the number is over 45 million people.(US Census 2008) The four main groups of Hispanic citizens are the people from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Central America.Our Hispanic population has given the United States many contributions to politics, economics, family traditions and bilingual advancement in the world....   [tags: Immigration Latino Hispanic Immigrants]
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Hispanic American Diversity - Summary The purpose of this paper is to discuss the culture and beliefs of four Hispanic groups. The groups I have chosen to cover are: Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominican and Cuban. Included in the paper will be each group’s linguistic, social, economical, political, familial and religious ties or beliefs. Hispanic American Diversity Puerto Rican Puerto Rico’s linguistic background is strongly defined by Spanish and English. Most Puerto Ricans speak both languages fluently and use both in everyday life such as; work, travel and communication....   [tags: Culture Hispanic American Essays] 1326 words
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Managing Diversity In The Workplace - Learn the professional aspirations of all team members and support their efforts to achieve them. Many organizations have some type of career development or succession planning process. In order to make these programs more effective within a diverse environment, be sure that you are talking to all of your staff about their career aspirations. Even if your organization does not have many opportunities for individuals looking for upward mobility, your interest in their career and your assistance in their development will be greatly appreciated and usually motivates people to do their best work....   [tags: Business Management Strategy] 1171 words
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diversity - In The Republic, Plato strives to display through the character and conversations of Socrates that justice is better than just the proper good for which men must strive for, regardless of whether they could receive equal benefit from choosing otherwise. His method is to use the dialogue from Socrates, questions which led the reader from one point to another, supposedly with convincing logic by obtaining agreement to each point before proceeding to the next, and so constructing an intriguing argument....   [tags: essays research papers] 1073 words
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Diversity - Encounters between people of different cultural backgrounds have existed forever.People have always thought bout things that were unusual in other cultures. But, those encounters were relatively slim in early days today, they are almost part of everyday life, At the same time, the interchange between cultures has jeopardized their very existence, and the emergence of a diverse culture, a fixation often referred to as globalization.. Primarily, what makes cultures different from each other is it looks at the process of what an individual goes through in an intercultural races, and how it adapts to culture changes in its environment.The individual learns its culture from its environment more then from its family, or from its social relationships....   [tags: essays research papers] 890 words
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Exploring Ethnic Minority Psychology in America - Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is very important in today’s society. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues that have existed for several years. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or for the bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, their size as well as various other things....   [tags: racism, diversity] 1960 words
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MMP: Improving Politcal Diversity and Contrasting FPP - It is evident that the diversity of New Zealand Parliament has increased both socially and politically since the introduction of the Mixed Member Proportionality (MMP) electoral system in 1996. The first part of this essay will focus on the mechanisms of how MMP significantly improved the political diversity in different areas. I will explain this by examining the key differences between MMP and its predecessor, First-Past-the-Post (FPP). The second part of this essay will explore the reasons why social diversity and minority representation in parliament has improved under MMP, with reference to the interesting effect of ‘macrocontagion’....   [tags: Political Science] 1469 words
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Rules That Matter: Political Institutions and the Diversity-Conflict Nexus - Introduction and Summary Many political studies on civil war have focused on the role that institutions play in ethnically divided societies. While 'constitutional engineers' have claimed that certain rules and institutional arrangements, like proportional representation or decentralization, help divided societies to maintain peace (Lijphart 1977, 1999; Fearon/Laitin 2003; Reynal-Querol 2005), political sociologists have argued that they only reflect the cleavage lines within such societies (Lipset/Rokkan 1967; Collier/Hoeffler 2004)....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Ineffectiveness of Affirmative Action in Establishing Diversity - The Ineffectiveness of Affirmative Action in Establishing Diversity People generally agree that diversity is beneficial to college campuses. In 1978, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the Supreme Court decided that race could be used as a factor in deciding college admissions - setting a precedent for the use of affirmative action (Lane A1). Justice Lewis Powell, who belonged to the majority opinion, cited diversity as the primary reason behind his decision. He acknowledged that there are "educational benefits that flow from an ethnically diverse student body" and that "few students...would choose to study in an academic vacuum, removed from the interplay of ideas and the exchange of views" (qtd....   [tags: affirmative action argumentative persuasive]
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Diversity of Species Found in Tropical Rainforests and Temperate Forests - Introduction While looking at tropical rainforests and temperate forests, one will notice a wide diversity of: species, location and values. Tropical rain forests are located along equatorial regions of the globe, while temperate forests tend to shy away from the planets waistline and reside in areas north and south of the equator. Temperature and rainfall has a profound effect on the control of temperate and tropical rainforests. Diversity of species is influenced by the type of forest where the species is located....   [tags: Ecology]
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College Application Essay Highlighting the Importance of Diversity - As I was working on the daily crossword a few months ago, I came across the clue "Egyptian beetle." I pondered over this clue for a few seconds, staring at the small black and white boxes on my computer screen and thinking back to all of the Egyptian documentaries and The Mummy movies I watched as a child, and yet I could not think of any six letter word to satisfy this clue, but fortunately, I knew who could. I quickly instant messaged my Egyptian friend and asked him if he knew the answer. I excitedly shifted back to the crossword puzzle and typed in his answer, "scarab," and sure enough, his answer was correct....   [tags: admissions essays] 594 words
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Using Diversity and Science to Effectively Educate Students - ... Because of deductive reasoning boys have an advantage in fast multiple-choice test such as SATs and ACTs. This is why many boys are better and score higher in mathematics and science. Girls learn by inductive reasoning and begin with specific, concrete examples and build onto general theory. Girls have an advantage in verbalization, writing, and giving an example. Boys are better at abstract than concrete where as girls are the opposite and are better at concrete. Boys are better than girls at calculating something without seeing it....   [tags: Education, teachers, teaching]
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Lack of Genetic Diversity Amongst Bananas and Plantains - ... More hyphae then grow into the palisade tissue and continue on into other air chambers, eventually emerging through stomata. Further growth occurs before the re-entry of the hypha into the leaf through another stoma repeats the process9. This systematic destruction of the leaves can reduce fruit yields by up to 50%. In itself, the disappearance from the Western diet of bananas is sad (the average American eats 26.2 pounds of banana per year), but of little general consequence. The real problem is the prevalence of different varieties of bananas and plantains as subsistence crops through Asia, Africa and Latin America: 85% of banana production is for local consumption8....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]
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Managing Diversity Programs Through Communications - Managing Diversity Programs Through Communications Abstract "Organizations must look at diversity now as a critical factor in their future success, not just a social imperative… A diverse workforce is now an important competitive advantage." (Jose De Anda, assistant human resources director for the Southern California Region of Kaiser Permanente) Every ten years this great country of ours conducts the collecting of the U.S. Census. While still in progress at the beginning of this decade, we need only to look at the results of the 1990 census to begin to understand why diversity programs became so important in the nineties....   [tags: Papers] 1890 words
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The Importance of Diversity (College Entrance Paper) - Part One The topic of diversity should be a very important part of a large organization for a few reasons. The book touched on a few of them. One reason is the improved ability to gain market shares. The reason for this is that if the managers understand many diverse markets that can in return help many diverse people and then bring in more sales. This chapter discussed the ideas of prejudice, stereotype, discrimination, and tokenism. These terms are very important when it comes to the idea of diversity....   [tags: Management] 589 words
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Diversity is the New Trend of Corporate America - Diversity is the New Trend of Corporate America It seems corporations rise and fall on new buzzwords, reorganization, downsizing, right sizing, TQM and now diversity. In what seems like a flurry, corporate America has embraced this initiative becoming the champion of this good cause. In a country where skepticism is encouraged, the base motivation for this action desires exploration. Through the advent of technology and deregulation industries find themselves in a battle pitted against each other for consumers as well as skilled workers....   [tags: Papers] 726 words
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Diversity and Its Role in Society and Education - Diversity and Its Role in Society and Education Diversity is defined as “the condition or quality of being diverse, different, or varied” (Oxford English Dictionary, 2003). Today, this concept has evolved to include elements of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic backgrounds and mental and physical disabilities. According to Banks et al. (2001), diversity is regarded as a desirable characteristic for any society, since the ethnic, cultural, and language diversity of its citizens enrich the nation....   [tags: Diverse Research Essays]
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Methodology of Encouraging Diversity in the Fire Service - Methodology of Encouraging Diversity in the Fire Service Diversity is something which is interpreted by different people in different ways. Therefore, depending on who is talking about diversity, it is hard to achieve it. Some people view each individual as being diverse, so no matter who is in the workforce, it will be diverse. Others view diversity as being a mix of age, sex, race, colour, creed, religion, etc. People who view this as being diversity are much harder to please....   [tags: Papers] 409 words
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Diversity in the Classroom: A Cognitive Call to Action - Diversity in the Classroom: A Cognitive Call to Action The United States is expecting drastic changes in the diversity of its population over the next 50 years. Minorities will become a larger portion of the country’s population. Changes will need to be made to the way our country operates, especially in education. New, innovative and inclusive ways of teaching will replace traditional methods. For these new changes to go smoothly, steps will be taken to implement diverse populations in schools, helping students benefit from the values of other cultures while learning to live along side each other....   [tags: Education Teaching] 1665 words
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Human Resource Management: Workplace Diversity - Introduction Companies in the 21st century are facing fierce competition, economic and global challengers. In the midst of challengers organisations should have distinctive competences to resist it. Survival depends on the maintenance of market share by having a good image, cost leadership, sound technical or service superioty, committed employees and speed of market. Organisations success depends on how well the use of resource are utilised in achieving the core competences. Human assets are becoming the most important resource because of the rapid growth in the service sector....   [tags: Human Resource Management HRM ]
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Racial Diversity and the True Colors of Life - Racial Diversity - The True Colors of Life Think of the world as a box of crayons. A box in which each color stands in its own designated space. Like these crayons, we each have different shades, tints, and most importantly, we all leave marks on our world when used. Some of us will leave a bold, vivid mark that cannot be unnoticed. For others of us, our mark is soft and subtle. Alone, each crayon can only achieve so much in the expression it can make. The way we express ourselves is limited to our own color that is made up of our customs, culture and experiences in life....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays] 973 words
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The Challange of Cultural Diversity in Corporate America - The Challange of Cultural Diversity in Corporate America The expanding conflict over cultural diversity in corporate America may present as many opportunities and problems as affirmative action. Today, cultural diversity is an important fact of life and business, due to the changing face of society, and therefore, the work place. It is growing ever more essential for people to interact with others outside of their racial, ethical, religious, regional, social, etc. boundaries. To stay on top of their competitors, corporations must change their approach, and see diversity not as a necessary evil, but as a source of enrichment and opportunity that may bring a wealth of benefits to the company....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Cultural Diversity & Today?s Teacher - Cultural Diversity & Today’s Teacher Education in America has evolved through out its history and has become a major necessity to excel in the work force, just imagine 100 years ago graduating high school in many areas was rare, twenty-five years ago a high school diploma was a must to find a good job and now college and mostly likely grad school is expected by many young adults in order to ensure financial security in life. So if education is evolving then the instructors which provide the information and lessons to our children must also evolve with the ever changing tides the educational field presents today....   [tags: essays research papers] 1571 words
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Promoting Diversity in Canadian Police Recruiting - Promoting Diversity in Canadian Police Recruiting  The process of police recruiting has undergone several radical changes in recent times due to the increasing political pressures on police to adequately reflect the diversity of Canadian society. These changes are the attempts to correct past wrongs of previous recruiting practices, which have led to the dominance of a white male presence in the police forces. During the 1970’s, the recruitment of white males became so systematic that recruiting officers often made petty attempts to recruit females and those of visible ethnic minorities....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Cultural Diversity in Nibelungenlied, Beowulf, and Gilgamesh - Cultural Diversity in The Nibelungenlied, Beowulf, and Gilgamesh Cultural diversity is something that mankind has experienced since the dawn of time. Different cultures and different people have different views on the same issues, and it all adds to the diversity that is life. It shows that there is something for everybody. For the most part, there is no one person saying that everyone has to be this or follow that. A person's culture is determined on how they are brought up, what country they live in, how their parents were raised, and what the people around them do and believe in....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 857 words
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The End of Cultural Diversity of Style in Composition - The End of Cultural Diversity of Style in Composition In this paper I will attempt to show that initially, the internet will increase the cultural diversity of style in composition, before helping a world wide trend in stomping out cultures. In order to discuss the effects of the scope of the Internet on composition, we must first explore what the Internet is, the definition of culture, how the internet exposes us to and affects culture, and the effects cultural changes have on style in composition....   [tags: Culture Internet Technology Writing Essays] 1082 words
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College Admissions Essay: Celebrating Diversity - Celebrating Diversity Growing up in Florida, the prevalence of a diverse society has always been evident to me. While realizing at a young age how many differences exist in my hometown of Orlando, I eagerly wanted to become a part of each segment of my world. From a young age, my parents could tell that I had an interest in the international cultures in my life. When I started high school, I wanted to study other cultures and further my knowledge of another language. Besides taking classes in Spanish, I chose to volunteer after school with Bosnian refugees....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 654 words
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Accepting Diversity- My Move to California - Personal Narrative- Accepting Diversity "Good bye honey. Take care. Call us when you get there safely!" my mother cried. I can still hear those words as if it were yesterday and in reality it was fourteen years ago, that I packed up and left my small town back in southern New Jersey. The decision to leave my hometown, has been a definite turning point in my life, showing me what it means to live in a diverse society vs. the narrow minded, sheltered existence that I was raised in. I grew up in a small town back east called Pennsville, population 15,000, and all of them were white folks except the Lees and the Tacketts....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 582 words
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Exploring Cultural Diversity in Mirror for Man - Exploring Cultural Diversity in Mirror for Man Why do men do the things they do. Professor Kluckhohn attempts to explore, define and explain the answer to this complex question in one brief passage. He reasons that we are all given the same basic biological "tools" at birth, so it should follow then, that we should all behave in similar ways. But, because of "culture", defined as "the total life way of a people", we do not react to similar situations in exactly the same way. Culture is the main reason we can not explain other people's actions "in terms of biological properties." Professor Kluckhohn proceeds to explain cultural differences and similarities through some experiences of his own....   [tags: Mirror for Man Essays] 866 words
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Functions and Diversity of Family Structure in the UK - Functions and Diversity of Family Structure There are various debates and views on the term ‘family’ in today’s society. Although we can say that a family consists of a unit of people that are related, either legally through marriage or biologically. In both premodern and modern societies families have been seen as the most basic unit of a social organisation that carries out vital tasks, such as socialising children. Whereas a ‘household’ consists of a group of people who cohabit at the same address....   [tags: British Family, Britain, functionalist] 1278 words
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Multicultural Education - The global perspective of multicultural education is that minorities no longer needed to give up their culture, but also become exposed to the dominant culture in society. It is important to recognize that American society is an on-going melting pot of cultures and it is essential that this is reflected in the educational system as well. The move towards recognizing the need for cultural diversity in learning was not only a problem in the U.S, but in many other countries as well. In 1961, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) was established to “provide a setting where governments” all over the world “can compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies”(OECD)....   [tags: diversity, multiculturalism, culture]
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Teaching Culturally Diverse Classrooms - America now is a very culturally diverse nation; most of the minority and immigrant population lives in cities, which indicates that the public school classrooms in urban areas are full of versatile cultural identities. According to the 2000 Census record, minority and immigrant populations has grown in increasing numbers, and most of those people live in urban areas and attend public high schools; also, the level of residential segregation still remains as high as in 1990, which proposes new problems for immigrants and minorities....   [tags: Education, Multiculturalism, Diversity] 1806 words
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Multiculturalism in Canada - ... Therefore, people who live in multicultural countries could have more sense of freedom so that people can maintain their cultural value with more acceptance. In addition, multiculturalism has a noticeable result on Canadian economic growth. Firstly, increasing the number of tourists ,as result of diverse cultures, helps the economic growth. Naidu (1995) states that multiculturalism is the main reason of having tourist business in Canada producing a great tourism revenue. Secondly, foreigners from different origins have a significant contribution to the investment and country's construction....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity]
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Is Diversity an Issue Within Law Enforcement From the Past to Present? - ... 51; Felperin, 2004). This created a path for more women officers to be hired. In 1905, the Portland, Oregon Police Department appointed its first woman [Lola Baldwin] sworn as a police officer but not allowed to patrol. The International Association of Chiefs of Police passed a resolution in 1922 supporting the use of police women [but did not work as patrol or detectives]. The Indianapolis Police Department assigned the first two female officers on patrol in 1968 and in 1985, Portland, Oregon appointed the first woman [Penny Harrington] Chief of Police....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Living with Difference - ... This ‘uniting’ through prayer is similarly reflected in the words preceding Family Prayer in ‘A New Zealand Prayer Book, He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa ’, which gives reference to the way in which Pakeha have traditionally understood this action. Following the Karakia that evening, Bishop Richardson began a presentation on the history of the area in which we were staying. This korero, or talk, encapsulated a brief telling of the story of Maori history, colonization, war, grievance and struggle for reconciliation....   [tags: Diversity ]
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The Power of Words: Lawrence Summers' 2005 Speech on Inequality - ... But he does indicate data that supports his hypothesis. The resignation of Summers was a result of a reaction in our society. The kind of reaction where politics and ideology win out over reason and data. Summers, at least, is willing to start a conversation about the role of women in high end positions. A data point cited by Summers is the pattern in science and engineering and why women are underrepresented. A study by Kimberlee A. Shauman and Yu Xie found that in the top 5% of twelfth graders, there was a 2 to 1 ratio of men to women....   [tags: Diversity ]
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The Internet Won't Put an End to the Diversity of Style in Composition - The Internet Won't Put an End to the Diversity of Style in Composition From 1982, when the term “Internet” was first used, until today, over 520 million users have gained access to the Internet.[1] This gigantic leap in Internet usage suggests that in the coming years, even more people will be able to view material online. As more people continue to gain access, others will want to post their creations online with a greater frequency, allowing a wider range of viewers to see their work. Will this increase in compositions being made available on the Internet, however, lead to homogeneity of style....   [tags: Writing Writers Technology Essays]
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Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot - Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot The core standards of America are founded, in principle, on the basis of its diversity and equality among citizens. Begin- ning with its Declaration of Independence, the United States distinguished itself from other modern nation-states by establishing a country of men who were different but equal. Yet, despite the unifying images America projects within and beyond its borders, the idea behind E Pluribus Unum does not resound as one might assume it would....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Concentration of Ownership and Decreasing Diversity in Print Media - Concentration of Ownership and Decreasing Diversity in Print Media     For all who love to read books, imagine walking into bookstore after bookstore seeing the same type of books over and over. No variety, no choice, only repetition. Although America prides itself on freedom and democracy more than any nation in the world, this hypothetical situation is becoming increasingly closer to becoming a reality than some may think. Consolidation and concentration of ownership in print media companies may cause for the inability of some people to voice their opinions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Internet and Cultural and Historical Diversity of Style in Composition - Internet and Cultural and Historical Diversity of Style in Composition The technological revolution of the late twentieth century has arguably caused some of the greatest changes in the global society. Few realize the full effects of the computer age. The Internet in particular has brought the corners of the world closer together. Even in the most remote areas of the globe, such as Katmandu, one can see an advertisement for e-mail (Stefik 235). One might begin to wonder what the social consequences of this pervasiveness are....   [tags: Technology Culture Essays]
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Pollution's Effect on the Diversity of Aquatic Invertebrate Species - Pollution's Effect on the Diversity of Aquatic Invertebrate Species Aim: To investigate whether pollution affects the diversity of aquatic invertebrate species. Equipment: Wash tub, Smaller Margerine Tub Plastic Spoon, Milk Container, Net, Species Analysis Chart. The wash tub has the perfect surface area to count the animals without imprisoning them, the smaller margerine tub allows for the animals to be more carefully analysed so that their species can be more easily determined, the spoons are the perfect size to remove the animals individually, using the milk container is much easier than filling up the wash tub with water because if we had to fill the tub itself up, we could fall in, and the net is designed with a tight enough mesh to capture the very miniature creatures, wihout having to bend down and scoop them out ourselves Method: Fill the milk container with water from the first, unpolluted dyke, and tip the contents into the wash tub....   [tags: Papers] 1203 words
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